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    Posted: October 31 2016 at 1:27pm
he!!o All Smile
Many years ago one of my colleagues gave me
a No 5 MK II jungle carbine. I would like to use the rifle but I need
a referral to a good gunsmith to do a safety check up and possible refinish
the metal.
I would be grateful for your suggestions
Many Thanks
Dante M Torrese DDS
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First off, welcome.
I'm glad your seeking the professional advice, cuz theres a lot of "crap" out there, that could hurt folks.

Do you have any detailed pics of this critter?
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Hi Hoadie
Sorry I do not see how to upload pictures Ouch, however
I hope someone will recommend a good gunsmith.
I can send you pix by Email
Thanks again
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2016 at 11:36am
Wheres "Ardsley" in N.Y.? (That's one I aint heard of afore.)

For loading pics (unless your a techno - saur like me), Bear, A Square or Shamu seem to know how to do those things.
I suspect they will be along shortly to wax eloquent on the ins & outs for you.
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Ardsley is about 25 miles north of NYC and
5 miles west of White Plains... very close to the Hudson River
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Yeah, its White Plains Upstate not Lake Placid Upstate, or Southern Tier Upstate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2016 at 12:27pm
Basically you put it on a photo host like "Photbucket", which is a free service. Then you copy the link (title the site gives you) & paste it here using the "tree" button in the "post Reply" box.

I cam break it down more for you if you think it will help.
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<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/user/221Dante/media/IMG_0367.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll270/221Dante/IMG_0367.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0367.jpg"/></a>
I have no idea if this picture downloaded
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<a href="http://s290.photobucket.com/user/221Dante/media/IMG_0368.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll270/221Dante/IMG_0368.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_0368.jpg"/></a>

So here she is
Now I need a good gunsmith
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your rifle is actually a no5 mkI (there was no mkII) what you missed is it was made ay FAZ -  [F] is after the mark number , made august of 1947 so its a late one , very nice rifle , 
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Pics didn't download, but if you click on the links it'll take you directly to the PB album
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The (F), as mentioned above is Fazakerley, where it was made. It's a suburb of Liverpool, England where there was a Ministry of Defence factory that made small arms. Apart from the Indian sub-continent, the last place that was manufacturing Lee Enfields before it closed and I think I'm right in saying all purpose-made (as opposed to altered) No5's were made there.
 
Looks like a nice rifle. Hope you enjoy it.
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I can't help you with a gunsmith, but personally would not refinish the metal.  It usually devalues them if refinished.
 
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Many Thanks for advice!
I really appreciate it Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 07 2016 at 4:15am
For a gunsmith you could contact Brian d**k atl BDL. While I have not used his services personally; I have heard lots of good feedback regarding his work on Lee Enfields.
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I have already spoken to Brian and am presently waiting
for a shipping box (ordered from Fulton Armory .)
Will keep you posted
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