Info required on Boxheed K98s and "Smellies"

#1
Chaspesses and Chasps,

A mucker over on mil.com has discovered the delights of ex-mil weapons and would now like to acquire more, specifically he requires a bit of clueing up on K98s and Lee-Enfield SMLEs.

I'm sure Ugly can chip in with lotsa good info, as can Tartan Terrier.

It'd probably be a good idea not to let 4(T) know about this thread, otherwise he'll snow the fella in with so much fückin' info that his head'll be spinning. :D :D :D

Here's the actual mil.com thread with his requirements:

http://forums.military.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5291911282/m/2970097702001

I'll also post a link to this thread across there, so he can follow it.

Cheers a bunch, fellas.

MsG
 
#2
There are several discussion forums devoted to the Lee Enfield and others, I have no doubt, covering the K98 - and any other military arm that people like to collect and shoot. I think the best of the LE forums is at http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/lee-enfield/lee-enfield.pl - it benefits from regular posts by a very senior British Army armourer not a million miles from the SchInf weapons collection. Background on the LE is available at http://enfieldrifles.profusehost.net/main.htm and, mixed in with a lot of other stuff, at http://www.303british.com/index.html - and then, of course, there is the Lee Enfield Rifle Association at http://lera.org.uk/news.php

They tell me this sort of stuff is addictive. I can give it up any time I want to.
 
#3
"Relay through Bugsy"

No 4 Mk II was accepted into service on 31st March 1949; interestingly ROF Fazakerley was the only Royal Ordnance Factory to make this Mk of No 4.
 
#4
Cheers for the info, Henry. Much obliged, mucker.

MsG
 

ugly

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#5
Henry is old enough to have been issued one when new!
 

ugly

LE
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#7
Sober again now, what remark?
Anyone remember Ratio Markt and barrels of K98k's inside the gun section, no licence required then?
 

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