~ Lee-Enfield No. 4 Drill Rifle L59A1 New Specification Deactivated ~
The rifle comes with its deactivation certificate dated 11/08/2015.
This rifle is an excellent example of a drill rifle as used by cadets, the last one to be made by Enfield. It is marked ‘DP Only’ twice on the stock, on the top of the wooden but and on the barrel’s wooden frame.
The rifle is stamped on the right side of the chamber with 'Drill Rifle L59A1' and serial number ‘H8764’.
An interesting feature is that this seems to be a rifle made by Enfield using spare parts from war time rifles.
As noticed, even if the Drill stamps are identical on both wooden pieces, the colour of the butt is different from the rest of the stock.
Also the ring used to link the main metal frame and the trigger guard is stamped ‘1942’.
It cocks and dry fires.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 25 inches (64 cm), with the rifle having an overall length of 43.5 inches (110 cm). It weighs 4.1 kg.
~ Condition ~
The rifle is in an overall excellent condition with minimal signs of use.
There is some minor wear and scratching to the wood, as expected for its age.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the Enfield can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.