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Old 02-22-2008, 08:39 PM
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My cousin has a enfield 1905 that he got from an uncle. He is wondering information about a gun like this. It is an unknown caliber, with a large bolt action.It has several marks and several numbers and letters posted everywhere on it. Anyone with any information about it or how to find outinfo about it give us a shout. I live inSouthern Illinois. Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:46 PM
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I'm aware of a 1917 Enfield issued to troops in WW1. It was a .30-06. I believe the British had an Enfield model which predated the US version. That would have been chambered in .303 british caliber.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:49 PM
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Thanks, I am the owner of the gun. It has the 1905 on a metal band on the stock and 1905 is written underneath where it says enfield. Thanks for all the info. Keep it coming
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:44 PM
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I believe the enfield action is one of the best actions to build a dangerous game rifle off of. Very stout anyway. I think A squared rifles may build /use enfield actions in their rifles. possibly on their .577 tyranasaur.


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Old 02-22-2008, 11:55 PM
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knew i read about enfield's somewhere! quoting from a book i recently read....."dangerous game rifles", "the enfield was britains attempt to upgrade in the years before 1914. the action is a mauser 98 with some changes, including the cocking mechanism, the bolt shroud, and the safety. It was originally intended to use a 7mm cartridge,. Britain gave large contracts to remington, wincehster, eddystone to prodce the rifle in .303 british. Winchester went to great lengths to adapt the magazine designed for a rimless 7mm to feed the rimmed .303. and A square does use an enfield in their .577 tyrannosaur! a cartridge that drawfs the .505 gibbs!" "remington spearheaded an efffort to convert the .303 p-14to the .30-06 p-17 and hundreds of thousands of rifles were produce by all 3 companies to supplement the springfield."

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Old 02-23-2008, 12:09 PM
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thanks, for the info.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:26 PM
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Its probably a MK.I SMLE (probably marked 'ShtLE' on the receiver band).
SMLE= Short Magazine Lee Enfield.

The 1917s, P14s, etc weren't made until a decade later.

knew i read about enfield's somewhere! quoting from a book i recently read....."dangerous game rifles", "the enfield was britains attempt to upgrade in the years before 1914. the action is a mauser 98 with some changes, including the cocking mechanism, the bolt shroud, and the safety. It was originally intended to use a 7mm cartridge,. Britain gave large contracts to remington, wincehster, eddystone to prodce the rifle in .303 british. Winchester went to great lengths to adapt the magazine designed for a rimless 7mm to feed the rimmed .303. and A square does use an enfield in their .577 tyrannosaur! a cartridge that drawfs the .505 gibbs!" "remington spearheaded an efffort to convert the .303 p-14to the .30-06 p-17 and hundreds of thousands of rifles were produce by all 3 companies to supplement the springfield."
That would be the M1917 and P14 rifles. M1917=30-06, P14= .303.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:41 PM
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thanks, for the great info. my gun dont have a clip but i would like to find one. would this old gun be worth any money at all.

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Old 02-24-2008, 06:52 PM
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Yes, if the stock hasn't been cut down, its probably worth several hundred dollars.
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:53 PM
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Are there any other markings on the rifle? All of the rifles on such a rifle do have a meaning and can be used to identify it, regardless of how insignificant they look.
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