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    Posted: June 06 2020 at 3:43am
A long shot I know but does anyone have a genuine Mk5 (No1 Mk5), not a No5, safety catch going spare?

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If you are in fact referring to the No1MkV Trials rifle.  The safety catch from a No1Mk111 should be very much compatible.  The only thing changed on the receiver was the very ass end of it to accept the rear sight assembly  from what I remember...
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To clarify, do you want the "catch" or the assembly?
There are 5 parts to it. The "catch is the little "circle with a tail" piece hidden down inside the action.
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the marking is different , yes they are interchangeable and most often found that way , dunkirk had its way with the trials rifles , 
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Thank you guys.

The No1 Mk5 I am looking at has a doctored Mk3 safety catch, modified with angled face and grooves, complete with a stamped 'V' that looks nothing like the genuine item. Personally I would rather just have a straight Mk3 catch and not pretend that its is anything other than what it is. Anyway am on the look out for the genuine article.
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Hi
Sorry for the confusion caused by incorrect use of terminology.
I'm just after the actual lever part of the safety catch, the part marked that would be marked with the V.
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I just read through everything I could find on the No1MkV Trials rifle and all it talks about are the upgrades that were done to incorporate the rear sights,heavier barrel with bayonet lugs mounted just forward of the front sight,etc. Every other item,including the safety mechanism at the time,was left alone and as such,the existing safety assemblies used on the No1Mk111 where used on the trials rifles. The V stamped on the actual part appears to be an inspection mark only. On all the examples pictured in Ian Skennertons book ,The Lee Enfield, he does not mention that every part was stamped with a V to indicate a No1MkV. The following pictures show a Trials MkV on top and a production model on the bottom with the No1Mk111 safety system on both. The stamp in the safety assemblt in the second picture is an inspectors mark on the thumb piece.
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OK, that would be the "safety lever".

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i knew what you awanted , there are a number of special bits on the mkV [not the no 5] but there are not many of them about , i hope you find what you are seeking sometimes the quest is the real end of the journey , good luck on this one , 
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