3 years ago#1
wedman
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I am looking to identify a .303 British Enfield. It has two letters on top of the receiver RE in an oval.The left forestock has a brass ( I think) sort of round disc that has numbers from 26 to 1500 in graduations. It appears that a disc was in the right butt-stock but replaced with a wood plug.It doesn't have an extended box magazine like most I've had.I can see the British crown on the receiver,This doesn't look like any .303 Enfield I've ever seen. Can anybody identify? There are few stock dings and the bluing would grade NRA very good.The stock doesn't come to the length of the barrel and it has a bayonet lug beneath the cap.There are faint import stamp letters on the bottom of the bbl.

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3 years ago#2
JDD
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wedman,
Sounds like a #1 MkIII, with the remains of a volley sight on the left forestock. Photos would help confirm that. There should be stampings on the butt socket, including a year. The plug where the stock disc was and the short magazine indicate civilian modification to a surplused rifle.
JDD

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3 years ago#3
wedman
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Thanks JDD!
I have had several No.1 MK 3 including the Ishapore, and the one I picked up has a forestock that stops about 5" from the end of the barrel rather than the full length stock like the No.1 MK3. Also" RE" on top of the receiver in large letters has me thinking this could be a U.S. contract with Remington from WW1. A friend felt like it could be a No.3 MK1 and was originally a special purchase Pattern 14 T. He said the guy he bought it from said it was rare, but I am by no means buying that. It is in pristeen condition. I don't find any marks except inspector marks. Underneath the barrel in front of the bayonet lug....SPR SPT PN PA 303 P44 where you would find an import name. I don't have any reference material describing the Pattern 14T No.3 MK1 to verify and internet searches were in vain thus far. Many thanks!

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3 years ago#4
JDD
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wedman,
take a look at this link.
This one was made by Winchester. Note the volley sight.
http://imageevent.com/badgerdog/britishservicerifles/ p14enfieldw211717
I would suspect that the nosecap is a Springfield Sporters new mfg replacement part. (google em if you need parts)
JDD

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3 years ago#5
Berettamen
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wedman,

My reply below.

Dan

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3 years ago#6
Berettamen
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wedman,

What you have, you lucky devil you, is a Enfield Pattern 1914 or Pattern-14 rifle by Remington. This is one of the rifles made by Remington, Eddystone and Winchester during the first World War for the United Kingdom.

Remington manufactured just over 403,000 for the British as they could not make them in England because their rifle capacity was consumed by the production of other arms.

These are not seen very often. That brass disc in the forestock is part of the volley sights and the disc missing in the butt stock is the unit ID disc.

Your rifle is worth at least $400 in the condition you describe.

If you find my answer helpful please 'click' on the green "Applaud" or "Thumbs up" Rating to the left.

Dan

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2 years ago#7
Max
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hi if its a Lee enfield MK 111 1918 price is between 250.00 to 600.00 mint condition hope that will help you

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2 years ago#8
geo
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