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I believe I had that DUH moment the second I hit the send button on my previous question!
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BWHAHAHaHahaha!
They happen to all of us once in a while.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2018 at 1:44pm
That's called a brain phart lol
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My back up rifle is one of my full military iron sighted #5. Trust my life with that rifle!
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As will mine now be. #5, iron sites,180 gr bullets. Doesn't get any better than that!
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Having three No.5s, all of which I have shot, I feel qualified to pass an opinion on these rifles.

I believe there should be a place for one in every serious Enfield collection. And that is where it should stay!
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When I turned 30 (so many years ago!) I was working in the Petro chem industry, where I retired from 2 years ago. I had been working OT for 6 months straight, getting really burnt out. My wife said let's go to the Keg, but I was really beat. So insisted. We went, and after we sat down, presented me with a Rolex Submariner. For months I wouldn't wear it to work. She insisted. Today 28 yrs later, it's a little scratched, s little beat up, but still keeps perfect time. And the stories I'm reminded of when I look at that watch on my wrist!
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great story , really fantastic wife , i for one am happy you went to the keg - im saving that for the right moment by the way [BTW] for the right time and right event in life that might approach that one , so let her know she gave me inspiration - she is my hero on this , 
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She's been my for 37 years. Thanks, A Square.
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Question. My new (to me) #5 rifle had a metal piece at the end of the for end stock. I've seen other#5's that don't. I think I've seen an explanation on this forum, but couldn't find it. Thanking in advance...
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metal piece??

Wotsu talkin bout, Willus?
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Fore arm end cap?

Some had them, some didn't.

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Englishman, what you said! My description lacked description. Just thought it odd some had them and some didn't! Thanks!
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If I understand correctly, initial production of the No.5 was fitted with the metal fore end cap.  

Use in humid climates and moisture being trapped under the sheet metal caused problems with the bedding. So the cap was removed from production and the wood shape at the tip adjusted. 
Methinks possibly due also to the frugal Brits trying to find cost savings and as a manufacturing concession to help speed war time production. 
I have seen post war rifles with the end cap, so it appears that they were reintroduced

Just talking out of my ear here. The dates of where, when, and which manufacturers that fitted the cap, I find confusing myself. I'me not much help.
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I know more now than before I asked! Thanks!
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well - i not gonna be contrary on purpose here but ...my early BSA had no metal cap on the foreend and yes it was in original nick , my late 47 FAZ has it , its also original nick , i think these were related to the stock providers , but i have nothing to base that on , 
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