Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring is here...

...as you can obviously see from the pictures.


The hyacinths and daffodils are not really liking this.



A view to the west; the snow is not sticking much on the streets, but it has actually dumped about three or four inches since last night.



Tonight will probably be cold. Gotta love the weather around here.

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I would like a bit of help from fellow gunnies out there.

I have an old .303 Enfield that I am trying to get information on. If anyone knows what these stamps signify, and know where to get further info on it, I would appreciate it.

Click on pictures to enlarge.





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Sort of an odd mix, but it works for me.

"The Night They Rode Old Dixie Down" by Johnny Cash
"We Don't Need Another Hero" by Tina Turner
"Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat
"Someday Soon" by Judy Collins
"Willow Weep for Me" by Chad And Jeremy
"England Swings" by Roger Miller
"Sometimes in Winter" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
"Dancin' in the Ruins" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Volare (Nel Blu, Di Pinto Di Blu)" by Dean Martin
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams

For those who liked the Eighties, this one from the list was one of my favorites from Blue Öyster Cult:

13 comments:

Hammer said...

Looks like you have 2 or 3 sets of proof marks. Everytime a rifle went in or out of the inventory they would test it again and mark it with the proof mark and initials of the guy in charge.

You also have commercial proof marks from the Birmingham Proof House. After a military weapon is sold out of British Govt. inventory, it has to go through commercial proof before being sold to the public

On the side where it says SMLE MKIII 1916 mine is exactly the same except it says 1915.

If you have the brass medallion in the side of the stock that shows the regimental unit the rifle was issued to.

Ambulance Driver said...

A buddy of mine is a bit of an Enfield collector. In fact, today was my first time shooting one. Drop him a line on his blog on my left sidebar: "Too Old To Work, Too Young To Retire."

James Higham said...

Spring has sprung.

Kenny said...

I think the CR under the crown stands for Royal Crown and they used that as aiming juice. But that is just a guess

Kenny said...

I ment to say crown royal but you get the idea

Bob G. said...

BG:
Loe the song lists...gets me motivated to look up in my collection and see how many I still have (and play for the hell ofm it).
As to the Enfield, try these sites:

http://enfieldrifles.profusehost.net/main.htm

http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/rifles/armbsr.htm

http://www.collectiblefirearms.com/RiflesLeeEnfield.html

http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/leenfld.htm

That oughta keep you busy this weekend and out of trouble...lol.

(the other) Bob G.

womenofcaliber said...

Yes! What happened to spring? That 60/70*/80* weather last week was incredible. Bring on the sun!

BobG said...

Thanks for the info, friends.

MauserMedic said...

Doing any shooting with that one?

BobG said...

MauserMedic: I haven't shot it in years; I inherited it from my dad along with his other firearms, and really need to do some shooting with them.

Thud said...

If I would have known you had the smle I'd have visited earlier!

meleah rebeccah said...

I cant believe you still have SNOW on the ground.

Nylarthotep said...

I've got a collection of enfields.(Seven total) Long Lee's and later. I've got a really nice Lee-enfield carbine that isn't in the Irish constabulary configuration.

Their all a joy to shoot. Well except for the No5 mk1. Those damn Jungle Carbines are horrible. They look nice, but they just aren't designed for the power of the round.

Have fun.