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Old 07-10-2012, 02:12 AM   #21
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Better luck tomorrow, waiting on pics in order to live vicariously through your endeavors.

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You'll love shooting the Enfield. Back in 1994, I picked up this unissued Enfield, mummy wrapped in the Cosmoline, along with an unissued matching bayonet for $160.00 from a local dealer here in Phoenix, that had come into a bunch of them that the Irish Republican Army had sold off. They had been in storage for almost 50 years. I should have bought 10 of them. It took a bit to clean it all up, but after I did the rifle was in perfect, unissued condition. I've since turned down $650.00 for it because I wouldn't be able to replace it.

The Enfield action is very smooth, and the gun very accurate with it's as issued open sights. The only "downside" to the Enfield action is it cocks on opening, and the action locks up at the rear of the bolt. This can cause the cases to stretch a bit more than normal, which reduces case life with higher pressure loads. I've found if I keep pressures in the mid range, case life is much longer. The .303 British round is close to the power level of the .308, and slightly above the .30-40 Krag round. Just remember if you reload it takes .311 diameter bullets, not .308.
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Thanks for the info. I should be able to pick it up tonight. If not then I have problems. Anyway I have some work to do to it before I'm gonna be shooting it. If I get it tonight I will post pics.

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Here's the pics. You've all been waiting for Lol

forumrunner_20120711_213209.jpg   forumrunner_20120711_213234.jpg   forumrunner_20120711_213309.jpg   forumrunner_20120711_213346.jpg  
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Very nice! I've got a 1912 Enfield Arsenal No. 1 Mk 3. I'm looking to get a No. 4 Mk 1 to go with it.

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Century Arms Import marks there.

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Am really glad to see you got it. Due to a few issues I see in your picture you should probably send it to me for further research! I'll give it a very slow and thorough examination and have back to you in the unforeseeable future. Looks great you should enjoy that one for a while.

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Here's the pics. You've all been waiting for Lol
Put her in the Enfield thread, maybe we can keep it alive.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/show-off-your-enfields-64488/
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Century Arms Import marks there.
Is that good? I honestly know nothing more that it's a ww1 era British battle rifle caliber .303 and that a new stock and rear sight are gonna cost me about $150
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Is that good? I honestly know nothing more that it's a *ww1* era British battle rifle caliber .303 and that a new stock and rear sight are gonna cost me about $150
Its not bad, most have import marks of some kind. Get some ammo and shoot the crap out of her, my No.4 Mk.1 is my favorite rifle to shoot, that I own anyway.

*Actually WWII era.
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