Hi Alan, thanks again for the reply. I thought you must ave be an Aussie, but I was wrong. I also collect trainers and have just got another two, Officer Pattern Trainer small frame martini in 297/230 and a Pattern trainer in .22 which is marked NSWNR (New South Wales Naval Reserve). I also like cadet rifles and have a few 310 cadets. we are about on par with guns. i also have about the same amount as you. i have only been collecting for a couple of years, but have managed to get a good range of guns form mint to ones that you would use to stake up a plant in the vegie garden, but in their own way they are all collectable.
I also collect the armourers tools and are trying to piece together a WW2 kit back into an original box.
Hi Steve there is no date or anything else on the barrel, nor is there any sign of a rear sight being mounted. I would guess that it was a reject for some reason, it isn't even blues but in the white. I got the rifle through Ian Skennerton and Brian Labudda about 15 years ago. I live just out side of Portland Oregon and collect Lee Enfields as well as a few other interesting rifles and pistols or at least interesting to me. I have a large trainer collection and a intrest in Lithgow stuff. I have in total about 85 Enfields. Alan Abramson
Hi mate, thanks very much for the additional info. So, I would say the barrel is a new un finished barrel and the extractor grove not machined from the factory??????
What date is the barrel??????? and at a guess it may be void of proof marks??????
Also at a guess, the barrel will also be void of any signs that there was a rear sight ever fitted?????
Did you get the trainer local?????
And sorry for asking about selling, but if you dont ask you just never know.
Thanks for the info.
Hi the barrel at the breach is flush with the end of the barrel with no groove for the extractor the front end of the barrel is bored an inch down. The nosecap is marked with the s broad arrow. Thanks for the offer to buy but its got a good home here.