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Old 02-06-2010, 02:03 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
Why? Not doubting you, of course, but I've not heard this before. What makes them dangerous?
From what I understand from one of the milsurp forums the Indian Enfields were made with whatever scrap that they could come up with making for questionable metalurgy(sp).

The problem was the locals that served with (under) the British were known to dissappear when the going got tough and take their rifles with them.

The Crown got tired of loosing expensive guns to deserters so they made inferior quality rifles to give the units most likely to desert.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:15 AM   #12
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wow thats really funny you seem to know the history pretty well so do you know how to tell if its slag or if its a genuine no. 5
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #13
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Try posting some photos of your "jungle carbine" in the Curio and Relic section of this forum. There are some very knowledgeable folks here that could give you an opinion on the value of your rifle.

I collect WW2 rifles, so if I had a genuine No. 5 in good condition, I'd keep it. But that is me, and it is up to you to do what you want.

The Enfields are fun guns to shoot. Buy some ammo and give it a shoot. "try it you may like it!".

Go to this website to get some info on your rifle and how to disassemble and clean it (you should clean it well before you shoot it).

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