What to look out for when buying a Lee-Enfield No.4

Everyone loves a bit of slick .303 action. But what are the pitfalls specific to buying a Lee-Enfield No.4 that are unique to this particular rifle? What are the options, and what should you look out for to avoid getting a dud?

UPDATE: The idiot Producer accidentally created a thumbnail with a Enfield No.1 not a No.4. He has corrected it.

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Mike B

Mike was lucky enough to go to a school with a 25 yard smallbore range, only 25 minutes from the centre of British shooting at Bisley, and had a firearms certificate before he had a driver’s license. Moving to a more gun-friendly country has allowed him to service his milsurp habit. He lives up in the mountains in Switzerland and vlogs at YouTube as Bloke on the Range. He can be reached at mike@tfb.tv.


  • Matthew Groom

    Very informative stuff! I have a No.4 Mk. II that had an inch pattern rear triggerguard screw installed (probably at the factory) into the metric threads. I didn’t discover this fact until it broke off rather cleanly in the threaded portion on the reciever D:<

    The moral is; don't bother refinishing the stocks on No.4's unless you have a milling machine in your garage (which I do, but still).

  • codfilet

    The Savage-made ” US Property” ones are rather nice ones to have…

  • Kivaari

    Okay video.

  • Kevin Craig

    Reasons to reject a video: drones on and on and on for 15 minutes, when the critical information could be shared in three minutes or less.

    • Some Rabbit

      Videos are an all too convenient vehicle for people who are too illiterate to write or too lazy to create a website. They may think they know what they want to say, but once the camera is on all that is forgotten and they end up blathering absentmindedly without a script.

      • Jonathan Ferguson

        Hardly applies in this case, clearly Mike is both intelligent and articulate. I for one enjoy his videos.

    • ExMachina1

      Video could have been shorter and more focused on just the No.4. Think a script would have helped.

  • .45

    I learned stuff. This is good.

    Anyway, I have a No 4 and should try the stock test. It sometimes doesn’t like to feed a cartridge, I wonder if the mismatched magazine is to blame…