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Old 02-05-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
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I don't know a lot about fire arms, that's why i am posting this.
so i just inherited a WWII british jungle carbine .303 and i was thinking of trading or bartering it for a ar-15 style rifle. I like the ar - 15 style rifles but the carbine has a lot of history. I just wanted peoples opinions keep or sell, thanx

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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Did you have a question?

The Mark 5 Lee-Enfield jungle carbines do have some collectors value, but unless it is pristine, I doubt that you could trade even for an AR.

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sorry i was not clear on the purpose of the post but i edited it maybe that will help

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I suspect you'd have to add quite a few $$$ to trade the Enfield for an AR...

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well not a strait trade i know that perhaps i should have but barter instead of trade

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A Mk.1 in very good condition can be had for $200.

If you find a generous buyer, you're looking at 2/3 of that amount.

Personally, I'd buy some ammo for it. Surplus for .303 is still available.

I'd take her to the range, give her a try. Good rifle.

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thanx for the info sounds like its better just to keep it and have fun with it and buy the ar-15 separately

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If it is a genuine #5 in very good condition it does have value for a trade. There are alot of cut down copies out there that have little or no value. The Ishapore (India) cut downs are down right dangerous IMHO.

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If it is a genuine #5 in very good condition it does have value for a trade. There are alot of cut down copies out there that have little or no value. The Ishapore (India) cut downs are down right dangerous IMHO.
Why? Not doubting you, of course, but I've not heard this before. What makes them dangerous?
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If it is a genuine #5 in very good condition it does have value for a trade. There are alot of cut down copies out there that have little or no value. The Ishapore (India) cut downs are down right dangerous IMHO.
I am pretty sure it is a genuine # no. 5 but how would i be sure
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