This was just a fluke.
Last July at the show in Batesville MS (south of Memphis), I was headed upstairs to find an ATM for cash and passed a guy with a pretty good LE #4. It is a really good Savage, and he only wanted $200, but I turned away because he could not remember how to remove the bolt for a bore inspection.
The external condition was the same (except bluing all worn off) as the nice, fairly over-priced British-made rifle I bought at the same show. Later, the guy who bought the Savage showed me the bore which is in very good condition.
Most Enfield #4s were built in North America, either by Savage or Longbranch (Canada).
By the way, SOG is expecting a shipment of Greek .303 within two weeks, reloadable Boxer primers, maybe .50/rd.
At least two other online stores are selling Berdan-primed surplus (RG), also at about .50/round.
All of this seems strange, as the last online seller of such surplus sold out over a year ago. It was only .22/rd for ('43) British-made, not just British caliber.
One reason for this very surprising shipment of Greek .303 surplus might be the really bad condition of the Greek economy.
Last edited by Laufer; 06-02-2010 at 06:30 AM.