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This photo is one of a collection from the archives of <em>The Daily Mail</em>, a British daily newspaper published in London since 1896. [1]

Photo notes: This is such a great photo, I wish I could find more information on where it was taken, as well as the unnamed photographer. The photo is one of a collection from the archives of The Daily Mail, a British daily newspaper published in London since 1896. [Note 01]

 

 

 

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REPRODUCTION P14 FRONT VOLLEY SIGHT PARTS    
Top quality reproduction front "Volley Sight" pointer for the Pattern of 1914 (P'14) Enfield. Standard issue in 1914, was functionally obsolete on the battlefields by 1915. The originals were removed and discarded when the P14 rifles were upgraded in 1938 for the soon-to-declared World War II (1939-1945). Guarenteed to fit and function on your American-made Pattern of 1914 rifle. Includes a spanner screw and wave washer (good luck finding THAT anywhere else!). I hired a machinist and comissioned these - and waited years for them to show up. This is the last of my supply of P14 pointers.

 

SOLD!

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WINCHESTER PATTERN OF 1914 "VOLLEY SIGHT" DIAL PLATE WITH MOUNTING SCREW    [N33]
Genuine Pattern of 1914 Enfield front "volley sight" dial plate with original mounting screw. Markings on face are worn but clearly visible. Not a reproduction. Winchester parts are marked "W" on the back. Will fit (and is correct for) ANY Pattern of 1914 (P'14, P14) Enfield. Dial plate boss intact (many were machined flat in the 1930's); threads intact; will accept spanner screw (see below). Winchester marked parts are very hard to find.

 

PRICE: $40     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS. [N33]

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REMINGTON PATTERN OF 1914 "VOLLEY SIGHT" DIAL PLATE WITH MOUNTING SCREW    [N32]
Original Remington Pattern of 1914 Enfield front "volley sight" dial plate with original mounting screw. Markings on face are worn but clearly visible. Not a reproduction. Remington parts are marked "R" on the back. This mark is really faint and I had to look hard with magnification to find it. Will fit (and is correct for) ANY Pattern of 1914 (P'14, P14) Enfield. Dial plate boss intact (many were machined flat in the 1930's); threads intact; will accept spanner screw (see below).

 

Price: $40     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS. [N32]

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ORIGINAL FIRST VARIATION BACKSIGHT FOR SMLE MK I & MK I* RIFLES    [N40]
First variation backsight for the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) Mk I (1902-1908) and Mk I* (1906-1909). The backsight ramp is graduated to 2000 yards; the slide has checkered bone inserts on each side. Windage adjustable, with a small thumbnail groove, near the top rear, to enable the rifleman to recenter the windage without looking. The ladder is EFD (Enfield) marked; there are also multiple BSA (Birmington Small Arms Co.) inspection marks. Very good condition; completely functional.

 

Price: $90     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS.      [N40]

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REPRODUCTION SMLE BUTTSTOCK MARKING DISC WITH SCREW    [N36]
Good quality reproduction brass marking disc with matching wood screw. Faux worn aged patina (can be cleaned off if you prefer the bright brass look); the "antique" finish will match you rifle. Disc is clearly marked on the back as being a reproduction.

 

PRICE: $15.    FREE US SHIPPING   [N36]

 

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ORIGINAL ENFIELD LONG-RANGE APERTURE REAR "VOLLEY" SIGHT   [N39]
Correct for the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) Mk I (1902) up through the early Mk III* (1915) rifles. After 1916 this part was routinely removed and discarded as functionally obsolete. If you have a restoration project, this ORIGINAL part belongs on your rifle. EFD and Broad Arrow marked.

 

PRICE: $75     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS.    [N39]

 

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ORIGINAL SPARKBOOK MARKED SMLE FRONT DIAL POINTER ARM    [N35]
Front dial pointer "volley sight" arm for for early Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle. Royal Small Arms Factory Sparkbrook ("SK") was acquired by the Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in 1906. Sparkbrook made rifles (1889-1905) are scarce and highly sought after by collectors; this SK and Broad Arrow marked part would be absolutely correct for an early (1902-1906) Mk I rifle - although it will happily fit on any pre-1915 SMLE.

 

PRICE: $75     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS.    [N35]

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REPRODUCTION DIAL SIGHT SCREW & WAVE WASHER    [N41]

Very good quality reproduction parts to replace those small, impossible-to-find parts for your early (1902-1916) Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) and American-made Pattern of 1914 (P14) rifles.

 

These small parts were routinely removed and discarded as obsolete after 1916; finding an early rifle with intact original "volley sight" parts is uncommon.

 

I commissioned and paid for these parts and finally got them five years later. When this batch is gone, I'm done. Get them while I've got them. After that, you're on your own. Good luck.

 

PRICE: $35     International shipping available.     [N41]
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ORIGINAL ENFIELD MARKED SMLE FRONT DIAL POINTER ARM    [N38]
Front dial pointer "volley sight" arm for for early Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle. Hard-to-find original part for any pre-1915 Lee-Enfield. Royal Small Arms Enfield (EFD) and Broad Arrow marked.

 

PRICE: $65     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS.    [N38]

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ORIGINAL EDDYSTONE P14 REAR APERTURE "VOLLEY SIGHT" ARM     [N37]
Original part for the US-made Pattern of 1914 rifle. Not a reproduction. "E" marked on the front (correct for Eddystone).

 

PRICE: $35     International shipping available.    Ships via USPS. [N37]

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REPRODUCTION SMLE LONG-RANGE 'VOLLEY' DIAL POINTER ASSEMBLY     [N42]

Reproduction Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) front dial pointer assembly with spanner screw and wave washer. First designed for the 1888 'Long-Lee' Enfield, then modified for the 1902 'Short' Lee-Enfield, the 'volley-sight' concept was obsolete long before The Great War (World War I, 1914-1919) - it just took until 1916 to admit it.

 

Guarenteed to fit and function on any Short Magazine Lee-Enfield with an original as-issued dial plate.

 

NOTE: this SMLE set will fit and function on a Pattern of 1914 (P14) Enfield - but the SMLE arm is about 1/2 inch shorter than the correct P14 component. In the interim, it's a perfectly good placeholder.

 

PRICE: $65 International shipping available. Ships via USPS.

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ORIGINAL LEE-ENFIELD TYPE 3 MAGAZINE WITH TYPE TWO FOLLOWER     [N43]

Correct for the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) Mk I* (1904) and Mk III and Mk III* SMLE that followed.

 

*NOTE: First and Second Variation Trigger Guard have a slot milled on the inner side; commonly found on many rifles made before 1920. If your trigger guard has this slot, this magazine was intended for that rifle.

 

The Type 3 magazine case is a conversion of an earlier magazine case. The conversion was intended to work with both the Mk VI round-nose cartridge (in production 1904-1920) as well as the new Mk VII pointed-nose ammunition (in production 1910 - present).

 

Royal Small Arms Factory Enfield (EFD) marked. Correct for any 1904-1920 SMLE.

 

PRICE: $65 Ships via USPS Flat Rate Small box. ($10). TOTAL: $75. [N43]

 

 

 

 

Page Notes & Sources

[1] This, and many other great photos, appear in We'll Meet Again: Britain at War by Maureen Hill. Published June 2011 by Atlantic Publishing, London, UK. Reprinted 2014 ISNB 9781909242500. Hardcover; 160 pages.