What is the best Enfield rifle?

What is the best Enfield rifle?

The best-known Lee–Enfield rifle, the SMLE Mk III, was introduced on 26 January 1907, along with a Pattern 1907 bayonet and featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a fixed, rather than a bolt-head-mounted sliding, charger guide.

How accurate is a British 303?

. 303 Enfield Rifle was a battle rifle made often during wartime with loose tolerances to fight wars not to win precision matches. 3-4 MOA was acceptable accuracy when it was brand new.

Are Enfield rifles any good?

For service use, it was robust, reliable, and effective. Its bolt action was quick and smooth, allowing a soldier to make fast followup shots. Its 10-shot magazine had twice the capacity of its contemporaries, enabling small units to lay down an impressive rate of fire and keep it up longer.

What does F stand for on Enfield No4 Mk2?

I know that FTR stands for “Factory Thorough Repair”, that F stands for Fasakerley and that “57” indicates that it was FTR’ed in 1957. However, the serial number doesn’t conform to Ian Skennertons serial number/ prefix/suffix for No. 4 Mk2 rifles.

What’s the serial number on an Enfield FTR / 54?

I just got a No.4 Mk1/2. (F) FTR. /54. Serial number AX 17353. Numbers all match on wood, bolt, magazine etc. Looks like made in 194? Can’t quite read it but could be a 3. Do any of these clues help tell what year it was made for sure? It doesn’t nail down the original year of manufacture for certain but it would most likely be 1943.

What is the serial number of a No5 Enfield rifle?

An example would be: rifle serial number 52C2689 would be the 522,689 th rifle produced by Savage Stevens. No5 rifles (Jungle Carbines) serial numbers consisted of a sequential 4 digit number starting with 0001 running through to 9999, the numbers were preceded by a letter prefix.

What are the prefixes on an Enfield rifle?

These prefixes can be used to authenticate these rifles if found in a gun shop or personal collection.