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    Posted: September 06 2021 at 7:53am
Good day,

I was given a Lee Enfield. I had a local shop look it over for safety and help identifying it but they were not able to help with the model. Any help would be greatly appreciated as it does not look like anything I've seen yet on other forums. Forestock is different, but the rear sights look like a pattern 1914 and it has a magazine floor plate.

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thats not a lee enfield , it appears to be a  a pattern 14 rifle produced in america by Eddyctone - they were  one of three - eddystone , remington or winchester made in the first world war I era , very fine rifles , made both for the commonwealth as a pattern 14 in 303 or for the US in 3006 , it has been sported as it left the factory in full wood , it should be a fine deer rifle 

edited to correct the US caliber , typo but i suspect all knew what i meant - just in case it gets attached elsewhere 
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Thanks so much, I'll look them up. 
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From the markings it looks like it was supplied to the British War department  and later sold to the trade as it has British ( Birmingham) Nitro proof marks.
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Agree with the comments above.  It is an Eddystone P14 Mk1* sent to Britain and then sent back to the States with the Export markings of caliber and 18.5 TONS PER.  I think I see a Weedon repair mark but could be mistaken.  The stock is most likely a cut down Winchester or Remington stock as the "Fat" Eddystone stock did not have the finger groves.  The Serial number puts it just past mid Eddystone production so late 1916 or early 1917.
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Thanks, The UK markings is what had me thinking it was a Lee Enfield.

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Just ordered so accessories to make it more functionally for me. Really appreciate all the help identifying the history of the rifle.

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