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Old 07-02-2009, 02:12 AM   #31
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1956 No.4 MkII

I picked one up back around 1994 when a bunch of mummy rapped ones were found in a warehouse in Northern Ireland. Came with serial number matching magazine, bayonet and even the furniture had the number. They were in perfect condition. I had to sell to keep my house. I REALLY miss that rifle.

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If your looking for a good milsurp gun, the M91/30 is a great choice. I got mine for only $100. The shop always seems to have a couple on hand. The 7.62x54R is also very cheap and abundant. These rifles are fun and very accurate. A great buy, but they are rough on the shoulders.......

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I was always a big fan of the P14 Enfield (.303) also chambered in 30-06 as the M1917 for US service. Great old rifles, drive tacks, smooth...but a touch heavy (as were most of the military rifles of that era). Good old shooters and a bit different too.

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It takes a lot of effort once the bolt is in the forward position, to turn the bolt handle and lock it in place. It's NOT smooth or easy. Cleaning will actually help this?
It'll never be smooth or easy, but you will be able to stop fighting with the bolt. When I took it apart there was some light rust in places I couldn't see before. Its still stiff, but it cycles much easier than before.
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It'll never be smooth or easy, but you will be able to stop fighting with the bolt. When I took it apart there was some light rust in places I couldn't see before. Its still stiff, but it cycles much easier than before.

Thanks..I'll disassemble and clean thoroughly.
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Thanks..I'll disassemble and clean thoroughly.
No prob. The rust was minimal, but the bolt was working easier after I scrubbed it out. My friend did the same to his M44 and it solved some bolt stickiness for him as well. If I've learned nothing else from this forum, its that 90% of our problems with our firearms can be solved by cleaning
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If I've learned nothing else from this forum, its that 90% of our problems with our firearms can be solved by cleaning
THAT is the truth!
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Default Swedish Mauser - The Most Effective Battle Rifle

I like my Swedish Mauser. It's accurate. It has classy looking crowns stamped on it. And, unlike most 20th century rifle, it actually fulfilled it's mission of deterring aggression against Sweden through two world wars. The Norwegians used some kind of Krag and look what happened to them: Invaded by Nazis.

Anyway here's a write up on Swedish Mausers:

A Firearms Review: the Swedish Mauser - Associated Content

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And, unlike most 20th century rifle, it actually fulfilled it's mission of deterring aggression against Sweden through two world wars. The Norwegians used some kind of Krag and look what happened to them: Invaded by Nazis.

Anyway here's a write up on Swedish Mausers:

A Firearms Review: the Swedish Mauser - Associated Content

Uhhh...Sweden was neutral...I have a 1942 Husqvarna that I sporterized which had an armorers disc stamped with 6.51 bore dimension and bore grade #1 stamp. Most Swedish Mausers are in excellent condition because they were never used in battle!
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Thanks to extreme luck finding part of the last heap of affordable bulk .303 ammo last April, plus a local friend of a friend who sells it, either the LE "Jungle Carbine" or the LE #4.

Bought a good mismatched #4 Saturday at the Batesville, MS gun show, but it has a bright/shiny bore and nicely reblued metal.

A marksman friend today took his first five shots from 50 yards at the bullseye on a peel-off black plastic target. Two hits were within two inches of it.

Mike's first and only hit from 100 yards was sitting, iron sights, and hit the middle of the bullseye (!), somehow knowing that he needed to aim about five inches low and a tad to the left.
This guy has won more than a few matches on the Navy Rifle Team at Camp perry etc and recently set a record with an AR on either the 200 or 600-yard event with iron sights. It made me glad to have bought the mismatched LE #4, and we used some hunting ammo instead of surplus when Mike S. hit the bullseye with his only 100-yard shot, resting the Lee-Enfield on his knee.

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