This is something odd: we’re linking to one thread of a forum, the Canadian-based milsurps.eh (just kidding, milsurps.com), and what’s more, it’s one thread that only has one post.
Why in the name of St. Gretzky would we do that?
Well, it’s what a post it is! The post links to more than two dozen technical articles by former British armorer, Captain Peter Laidler. If you want to know more about the Lee-Enfield, British telescopic sights, or even BREN Gun parts, Laidler’s your huckleberry:
Capt. Peter Laidler is the senior Armourer in the UK Military, now retired, but based as a Technical Officer at the UK Military Small Arms School. On behalf of MILSURPS.COM members, we’d like to publicly thank him for his support of this forum, as well the broader Lee Enfield collector community in general.
There’s a great deal of information there for those interested in British weapons development, technology and maintenance of the 20th Century. Go to the link, and start working your way through some historic British technology. Enjoy!
I have a had a bit of email and forum correspondence with Captain Laidler due to my main area of collecting being in his area of expertise, I have found him fantastic to deal with but like most his age he doesn’t suffer fools!
I highly recommend his “Sten Machine Carbine.” I’ve read it cover to cover more than once and referred to it countless times.
And I thought I had a free day.