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Old 04-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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I was told that for around 180 to 200 bones that I'd be able to find a non-replica of a lee-enfield .303 bolt-action rifle at a gun show. Since private online sellers are asking a minimum of $400 to $1000, how likely is it that I'd find the aforementioned deal of 200?

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Only thing I can say to that is that if you look long enough and somebody is hungry enough then you'll find one at that price. thing is though in what condition? If you ever come to Greece you can still find the old WWII .303 floating around on the Island of Crete but not at that price. Everything to do with guns is more expensive in Europe Can't really offer much advice on the gun shows in the states though. Sorry !

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If you can find a good one at that price, buy it, then run away! Average price will be closer to $400. for a decent rifle.

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I was told that for around 180 to 200 bones that I'd be able to find a non-replica of a lee-enfield .303 bolt-action rifle at a gun show. Since private online sellers are asking a minimum of $400 to $1000, how likely is it that I'd find the aforementioned deal of 200?
What model Lee--Enfield?

Scroll down past the Swiss K31s....
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Damn they are cheap!! Good condition as well.

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Scottg, the specific Mk wasn't really specified when I was told about the $200 deal. I am guessing any of the models. Supposedly finding a lee-enfield in decent condition isn't impossible because of the impeccable craftsmanship put into the rifles. Obviously wear and tear for close to a century will break down anything if not taken care of, but I'm sure these sweet little relics are floating around somewhere.

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SOG has the lee enfield #4 mk1's for 199.00 right now....look to be in good condition ....
they also have the enfield #1.3 drill rifles for 110.00...all you have to do is buy a complete bolt from apex 40.00bucks and have a gunsmith check the headspace and youll be good to go...this is what i did and the headspace was dead on when swaping the bolts out...of course you have to either have a C&R lic. or have your local ffl guy transfer it for ya...good luck

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I don't doubt it for a moment Hawk, but I wouldn't pay $400 -$1000 for one from anyone when they're still available most places @$200. Hope you get a good one.

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Yes, I hope so also. I wouldn't take a bite outta the $400 lees. I'd probably just grab an sks if I couldn't find the lee-enfield at a decent price.

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I see them at LGD's for $200/300 all the time. They also check the head spacing and will take it back if it's got any malfunction problems. I would keep looking around.
example:

enfield MK III .303 Britt

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