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    Posted: January 04 2018 at 3:25pm
Howdy out there,

Brand new to the forum. Just inherited what I think is a 1910 no1 mark111 but is has WAY more stamps than I have seen on most of the pre WW11 guns. I would love to use this rifle moving forward but would like to at least know the history as well. Is there an enfield specialist/guy in the Houston area that anyone knows or who is on this board?

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post photos for the best answers , you seem to have a nice early pre-WWI rifle , it would be a jem if not issued and equally if it was [to many of us here] we cannot give you much based on what we have been offered so far , 

there is a wealth of knowledge available here to those willing to share what they have in detail , welcome to the site , glad you have joined us , 
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Welcome to the Forum
I'm in Fort Worth so can't be of direct help. The collective knowledge of the board is pretty high so post pictures and we will try to decipher
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Welcome!
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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unfortunately it has been sporterised and I am going to need to find the correct safety. I got to shoot it about 15 years ago and love the gun. I know I need to define the year etc. before I am sure what safety I need to try to procure for it.
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yup - that view that MJ11 offered wil give you a wealth of info , the others cannot hurt either , 
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All the No1 MkIII & No1 kIII* used one of 2 or 3 safeties most of which are interchangeable. You need the 5-piece (unless you are fitting a Volley Sight) safety for a SMLE/ShtLE rifle No1 MkIII or Mk III*.
The 2 types most commonly used are either the flat or cast spring.
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The date looks like it may be 1916 to me. (Barrel date and wrist)
Seeing as it's a MkIII*it will not have the magazine cut-off; where as a 1910 would have a cut-off. A photo of the right-hand side of the receiver will clarify that.
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yes i noticed the "star" too , not a 1910 , possibly 1916 , i cannot make it out clearly nor MFGR for certain but i think its RSAF Enfield , as a III* if its a 16 they were transitioning at that time and that would put the refix into the Q-R range , 
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Tried to post a few more pics
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