Finally managed to take some pictures of my ‘43 Long Branch Lee Enfield I picked up yesterday. The bolt and receiver have matching serials, but the magazine is not original. The receiver is stamped “(F) FTR” so it’s gone through some repairs at Fazakerley, probably in the late 40s-early 50s. The bore is really clean too. And I love the battle sight.
I oiled it up last night, the bolt is so smooth and quick. I’m really looking forward to taking it to a range.
I have wanted a WW1 version for a long time. Had a great opportunity to get one in 2007-08 or so for a great price, like $170 or something and skipped on it. So much regret for that decision.