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.
All firearms can experience some sort of malfunction but the cause can vary. Whether it be faulty ammo, damaged magazines, limp wristing, heavily fouled action, wrong gas setting, the possible reasons can be one or more of those things. Definitely takes the fun out of range days but even more important is the fact you never want a malfunction to occur in a self defense situation. (GRH)