Posted 2 years ago
For fellow CW member "blunderbuss2" a man for whom, vases just will not cut the mustard!
This is my live and in regular use; 1944 Lee Enfield No.4 T. Sniper Rifle. Made at Long Branch (Canadian Arms Plant) and shipped to England for the war effort. Even though it arrived very late in the theatre of war it had 6 confirmed "kills"....deer for the pot of the sniper's platoon....food was very scarce in Germany at the end of the war even for the liberators.
I obtained it from an antique gun dealer who had been a Royal Marine during WW2. It is fitted with a No.32 Mk2 telescopic sight and is the usual .303 Br. calibre. I reload my own ammunition.
The second photo is with the scope demounted (two quick thumb screws!). Bare Iron Sights!
The third photo is a bit of pertinent "gallows" humour and general instructions posted up at one of our ranges"
The black & white picture is a stock photo of a Lee Enfield No.4 T. in wartime sniper service. (note the screwed on cheek-piece on the butt)