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    Posted: February 09 2019 at 9:36am
Thank-you for adding me to your membership. I need help identifyi this rifle. 
Like so many before me I have aquired an old Enfield needing identification and would love to figure this old warrior out. I have no experience and have succeeded in only confusing myself with all the varying opinions online. Its an 👑 VR/1P sporterized with a 24.5” barrel and an overall length of 44.5”. Lots of stamps and numbers on it so I’m sure will make it easy for the trained eye to id. I’m not sure how to post all my photos. Hopefully this post won’t get me punted. 
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Some kind of sported "Long Lee" (No1 mk1 in its various incarnations.)
It seems to still have the sheet metal bolt cover? (very nice)
But no magazine? (spendy)Confused
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 2:59pm
Word of warning!! Don't call it a gun!!! Hoadie will have your guts for garters!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 4:05pm
Thudclang: First of all - welcome to the forum. Don't worry about being "punted"...UNLESS YOU CALL IT A GUN!! It's a RIFLE but we can't tell you much without more information...like good quality photos.

Englishman - on this forum - seems to be our resident Guru on the old / obscure Enfields. Although he can usually tell you alot from a quick glance, he too will
request some photos. (I don't wear garters! )
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Thank-you for that heads up hoagie. I didn’t think you were the type to wear garters. I’ve got a pile of photos to post but I’m not sure where. Should I just add them all to my first posting?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 4:17pm
nice looking sporter , perhaps terry lee will add a little here 

WELCOME 
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Thudclang: I cant tell you how to post the pics (I'm somwhat of a "technosaur"..But Shamu & A Square can (methinks)...Oh, & heads-up, its a "Magazine" - not a clip, & its a "Charger" - not a stripper...& its "HOADIE" - not Hoagie
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My apologies Hoadie, my iphone made the auto correction and I didnt see it. My next question was actually giong to be where do I find a magazine and chargers? Trying a different angle on uploading...stand by.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2019 at 7:19pm
sometimes those spell correction things can mess a guy up - i have to over-ride at work often as construction terms often are not normal , but here at home i just have spell check - it can be very helpful unless what you typed is correct and what you meant looks wrong , 

posting photos from your computer - 
i am not as good at giving instructions as shamu but i followed his and got to this ;

first you need to select "post reply" in lower left corner of the page [assuming it appears the same in your program as mine] do not use the quick reply box at the bottom - this goes into advanced or enhanced mode 

second you click on the tree icon on top of the message box , a pop up appears that has a "choose file" button , this gives you access to your photo files stored on your computer , 

third use your top bar to select where it comes from if you have multiple files as i do , click on the file you want then click on the photo you want - it highlights , then click on the "open" button , 

fourth that takes you back to the pop up , click upload - it will show up in the preview box after a moment or two , if its what you want , click on the OK button and it posts to the thread 

this feature is so nice - you do not need a photo host and do not risk loosing your photos , your photos do not suddenly go away or get blocked , 
i have taken to linking this sites threads to other sites ---thinking we can get new members---as a way to post photos there in a couple cases , 

hope that helped , im as much a dinosaur on computers as hoadie is , but i have stumbled through this so anyone can with practice , 


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Here’s a shot of the hole and inclusion where the front Volley Sight was. This is what made me think it was a Metford until I saw the Enfield stamps. (Ive been trying to upload photos all afternoon and this one finally worked. I’ve used uploaders like this in other forums years ago and am surprised this outdated format still exists. Still, not here to criticize, I just want to post these photos) 
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Another mystery: What is this Andrews stamp? EFD is the Birmingham factory? 
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Help from the Englishman please! This photo is interesting to me. The farthest left is the crown B/01 or 81. Then there are the Crown VR crossed keys or flags? 2P stamp. This is the 4th Victoria Rex stamp. BNP (British Nitro Proof) testing numbers, meaning it was decommissioned for Army Surplus  sporterizing? 
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N for Navy perhaps? 
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The lower stamp is another crown B (Birmingham?) 01?
It’s difficult to see but the top stamp is the Victoria Regina/1P
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(Broadhead) Arrow above B/84E
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Rear volley sight holes
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