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    Posted: January 02 2022 at 7:27pm
I finally purchased my first Enfield rifle and I am loving it. My interests are WWI / WWII military rifles. I never quite understood the various Enfield models and took an opportunity to buy a 1941 Long Branch No.4 Mk.1, with matching numbers and in excellent condition. I am learning as I go on this one, and certainly have enjoyed shooting the rifle a few times at the range.

I have mostly collected and worked on Mausers and Springfields over the years, so this one is certainly new territory for me when it comes to understanding the markings, variations and what is correct and what is not. This is definitely a cool piece of history and I am glad to finally have one.

Looking forward to contributing and learning about this rifle here.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shiloh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2022 at 12:29pm
Welcome to the herd, from just outside of Hanover Ontario
You`ll never get bored looking up all things Lee Enfield, that`s for sures
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shoot em if you got em
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Welcome from Agassiz, BC! 1941 #4/MK1, very desirable year!
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There are probably not a lot of 1941 Long Branch No. 4 Mk I rifles remaining.  

According to Skennerton, Long Branch delivered 7,589 rifles by the end of 1941.  The change to Mk I* occurred in early 1942 sometime before 20,000 rifles had been produced and there may not have been any Mk I action bodies with the 1942 production year stamp.  With over 900,000 No. 4 rifles built at Long Branch, the Mk I represents about 2% of the total No. 4 rifles produced by SAL. 






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Really! how did I not know that 20yrs ago when I sold the one I had, isn`t that something.

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welcome , the fun of the enfields for me has always been the vast amount of information to be ferreted out in the research , you have hit the tip of the iceberg here , brace yourself if you follow thru this will be one he!! of a ride as there is so much to be learned and so many to find , 

you are in the right place to begin the journey and follow through , this is addicting tho so be prepared to have a great time and get very involved 
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Welcome from North Carolina.
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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Welcome from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada!
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My ex wife & her family are from Hanover Ontario...most of 'em are still there. ..& thats a good thing (fer me anyway)
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Thanks for the warm welcome and Enfield information. I hope to get some pictures of my rifle posted soon for review and comment. 

My next steps are to assemble the correct cleaning kit and find the correct bayonet / scabbard / frog.

I have been reading the posts on the butt stock cleaning kits pieces. Any advice on what is the correct marked oiler for a '41 Long Branch rifle? I was going to go with something Canadian marked? Brass?

For the cleaning kit, a brass pull through sounds correct given the early manufacturer date (1941).

Thanks again for the help and I look forward to sharing information and learning more about this great rifle.

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