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    Posted: September 13 2016 at 1:00pm
he!!o there, I'm new to Enfield rifles and would like to know a few details of the origin of mine. What the correct bayonet would be and what exactly is the copper wire on the stock and what year did that come into effect. Here are a few pics of it.





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it was made in india in 1948 , note that its marked as a no1 mk3* as opposed to the traditional mkIII* - typical indian marking , its called a "wire wrap" , they were reinforced such to withstand repeated use as a grenade launcher , generally they had somewhat worn bores but were still serviceable , 

correct bayonet would be any P1907 or the indian shortened to 12" versions , i no longer have any of my indian collection so i have no ability to shoot a photo and lost my old photos in the photobucket crash , someone else will come along with one , 

nice looking example of the rifle , worth hangin onto for sure , 
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Cool, thanks for the info. Wonder what tge odds would be of finder a original grenade launcher. Or if you can even own one.
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They also fit tennis balls!




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The grenade launchers are pretty easy to find.
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Yes try google for "SMLE Cup Discharger"
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you should have both the launcher and the bayonet , im prejudice to the blade but i agree with the others on the launcher being essential to that set , 
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So, I realise this is hijacking this thread slightly, but I thought it might be of interest to the original poster. That's my excuse anyway.  What sort of range would a launcher have, would it be significantly more than if you just threw a grenade? How were they launched, was it by using a blank cartridge?
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Yes there was a special blank loaded with "ballistite" powder. If you look inside British Pat 37 "Universal pouches" you'll find that one has 2 "cartridge loops" inside the lid. There were designed to hold 2 of the blanks, which were issued with the Mills bomb & the base plate adapter.
Hand thrown you could get about 25 yds (Trivia alert!) the shrapnel could fly further than you could lob a Mills. Because of this the drill was throw & duck!

The cup discharger had a sliding vent to vary distance, fully closed it was about 250 yds.
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Rhino has one of those launchers.
He fires tennis balls outta sight with it.
I want to find a way to fire something that will blow-up real good, in it!
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For interest - some more Lee Enfield Grenade Launchers





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& strictly for laughs.


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...uuhhh - whats that big pink thing for??
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Its not the size of the cannon, it's the force of the shot!
"Adult Lawn Darts" mate.
Use cheap hula hoops as targets.
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GNOME killer!
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Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

GNOME killer!

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