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    Posted: May 05 2006 at 7:56am
I just purchased an enfield with yellow paint on the muzzle  about 5 inches down from muzzle  the tage tide to the trigger says mk I, the band above the trigger has a date of  enfield 1916 or maybe its 1910 the 6 or 0 are kind of hard to make out then below that SMLE now im assuming that the M is an M but it looks like a W missing a part through it then below that there is a III ,  there is also a III on the safety the yellow paint is what boyhers me. now the guy that i bought the gun from said the yellow paint makes it moor valluble. i got it for $69.95 because it didnt have the magazine with it. so also what type mag. do i request when ordering one?
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G'day & welcome to the site . First up the Mag you require is for a #1 MkIII  as for the Yellow paint I have seen this on many of these rifles & have no idea what it means
 
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I may be wrong -& Tony might have somethin on this - but I seem to recall yellow paint on BRITISH made Enfields having something to do with either Foriegn service, foriegn export, or cadet issue.I'm not sure - @ my age I can't remember what I did 10 mins ago.
What wuz I sayin ?
Oh yeah...Tony - he's a great guy.Has yellow paint on his knickers, I think.
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 gday white rhino! welcome to the circus 

 yes i agree with ya hoadie..im under the impression that the yellow paint means its cadet/training issue. at least thats what ive read, somewhere at sometime,cant remember where i saw this though. ive also seen the bayonets at gun shows with this yellow "ring" around the grips. very rare i think...maybe someone else knows more on this.

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because it has the yellow paint on it, dose it mean it is more valueable?
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 more valueable probably in the sense that they are rare as rockin horse poop i think...

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I've been giving this some thought ! & have come up with the yellow band means it was for issue for soldiers like me ! Born with the brains & Body of a hero .....But cursed with the legs of a coward  I was actualy given the RFE (retreating from the enemy)


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NOW I remember!! Uhhh....oh yeah- that yellow paint is more common than you might think. Thar was some on my Martini Henry - but it was in the grooves of the numbers that were stamped into the stock. & It's also found on Tony's knickers.

I think there is/was something about white paint, too.
My ORIGINAL bayo for my 1858 Enfield has the white paint acroos the twist band.(No - it's not from surrendering, or "colours that run !"
As for more valuable - I think he means that if you try to remove it - it will bring the value down.
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Well anyhow, I relally enjoyed the feed back on my enfield, I really dont care about worth in $$$$$ but the gun means a lot to me i had a hard time getting the gun in the fist time after having problems with not having the other gun that i wanted  they decided to hold every thing till the other guns came inthat was 2/8/06 then when the shipment came in I hade an SKS instead of my enfield well i bought another one from my favorite place in town while waiting on the # Mark III  Its a No# 4 MKI ROF (F) 6/43 . Its pretty sweet!  My son and i shot it the day i got it . I realy like the feel of these old beuties.  hey the No#4 has no yellow paint on it.  well let me go i've got a date with the dentist and it not going to be nice. talk to yall some more latter
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Yanks ! If your gonna deal with Enfields, use the proper terminology...RIFLE, not "gun" (it isn't a shotgun.) & MAGAZINE, not clip, & CHARGER, not stripper!! Man, what y'all do to the good king's english!!
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well i am takin me gun out shooting today and have my stripper clips ready to go. my clip will be full of 10 rounds.

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Originally posted by Dunno Dunno wrote:

well i am takin me gun out shooting today and have my stripper clips ready to go. my clip will be full of 10 rounds.

cheers!!!



 I'm sure there is not one of us here that has  memories of taking their first shots with their First  Rifle esp  a Centre Fire ! I'm not talking about someone who let you have a shot of theirs .I mean your first Owned rifle ! Good luck & enjoy & in the words of Breaker Morant ........Shoot straight you Bastards !

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 Dave...i remember my first shot of  my first centrefire, but it werent a rifle.

 my 12g shotgun "side b side".. shot it both triggers with sg's in the spouts..bruised my cheek, near broke my collar bone...AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!  ah memories. hence my email address!

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My No1MKIII  Lithgow rifle had the yellow paint on the bayo lug and some on the wood when I bought it. According to Skennerton the paint was applied to cadet  rifles. I took some furniture stripper and removed it and now it looks like it should. Its kind of  like removing  bird crap from the statue of Liberty.

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I don't think you shoulda done that. It may bugger up the value. I'm far from bein an expert - but methinks thats the way it goes.
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 yeh i gotta agree with hoadie. i like things original and marked as they were made...but... its personal preference and its your bayo.



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