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Old 12-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #51
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Looks great. New Furniture????
No that's the original stock, it was new/unissued when I bought a few of these. They are referred to as Irish Contract guns that were imported in the 90s. I wish I would have bought a few more.
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No that's the original stock, it was new/unissued when I bought a few of these. They are referred to as Irish Contract guns that were imported in the 90s. I wish I would have bought a few more.
Fooled me! What a great find. I have seen them in various states of ratty, never so perfect. Is the wood oiled? Does not look varnished like mine. I used Tung oil on my M1A and like it better than the varnish on the MK2.
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Fooled me! What a great find. I have seen them in various states of ratty, never so perfect. Is the wood oiled? Does not look varnished like mine. I used Tung oil on my M1A and like it better than the varnish on the MK2.
These rifles had a linseed oil finish applied at the time of manufacture I believe, no varnish. These come up on auction sites fairly regularly but go for big money usually. I bought 3 for $275 apiece in the 90s.
Now the coolest Enfield though is the No5 Mk1, you need one of these also for your budding collection.
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These rifles had a linseed oil finish applied at the time of manufacture I believe, no varnish. These come up on auction sites fairly regularly but go for big money usually. I bought 3 for $275 apiece in the 90s.
Now the coolest Enfield though is the No5 Mk1, you need one of these also for your budding collection.
SMLE and the Jungle Carbine. Show me no more!
It's to late for a budding collection now, I was alive when my MK 2 was made.
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I would love one of the early SMLE's... I seen one of those jungle carbines not long ago for $250 but it was drilled for a scope and had one attached... Too bad i cant stand drilled receivers.
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Figured I'd add mine to the thread

Top - 1943 Mosin-Nagant M91/30
Middle - 1944 No.4 Mk1
Bottom - 1912 No.1 Mk3

They are addicting to say the least!!! Oh and also I have a M44 carbine on order with AIM Surplus. I hope to have that delivered as soon as they work through the backlog.
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To keep you motivated....
I like what the Finns did with the Mosin. Wish I could find a nice 39 I could afford. Currently have a lot of food for one.
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