Today is Friday
So I'm going to go ahead and finish up my Enfields. Maybe next week I'll start another milsurp thread. I just love these things. This is a No 5 MK1 known as the Jungle Carbine. They really wasn't designed for jungle warfare but was designed to be lighter, shorter No 4 rifles for airborne forces in the European Theatre of Operations. After the war a lot of them were used around the world during colonial campaigns. One of those was the Malayan Emergency where they picked up the Jungle Carbine moniker. The finish on this one doesn't look right to me so I'm thinking its been refinished at some point. There are a lot of fakes around but I have pulled the wood off this one and it has all the lightening machine work in the right places and the hollow bolt handle. It is dated 4/45.
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis