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Old 02-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #71
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Ok, I picked up a near perfect Lee Enfield No.4 MK1 for $300, best rifle I've ever shot, surprisingly low recoil, actually liked it better than my buddies AR-15 and his M1A (I know, I know, blaspheme, I hear you.) .
Low recoil compared to what?
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Low recoil compared to what?
The .303 MKVII round is low pressure compared w/ 8x57 or .30-06 of the same era, so it does have less felt recoil!!!

The difference in a 180gr bullet( Cartridge) is 15# for .303 and 20# for .30-06. Hmmm.
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Comparable rifles, 30-06, Mosin Nagant, that kinda thing.

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BNP= British Nitro Proof (?), but don't know whether this helped test the barrel's strength.

sputnik1988: I'm glad that the vast majority of AR fans seem to be Unable to appreciate the Enfields.
Let's try not to enlighten them! After all, so many WW2/Korean battles were fought with the plastic AR types.

For me, the only battle rifles more fun than the #4 are the #5s, and maybe my Garand.

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Everyone seems to like their "black guns", don't get me wrong, I like them to a point. Mil-surps just have more character. I have wanted a Garand for years but never got around to getting one, at this point, I wouldn't trade my 303 for 2 Garands, though I will buy one eventually. I also considered getting a Mosin Nagant but quickly decided I would prefer another 303, I'm thinking the Enfield is a little lonely and needs a safe buddy. For those who are wondering, yes, the AR-15 is coming shortly.

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The AR has its' place, as does the AK. I have 1 of each. As for classic WWI and WWII era rifles... 20+++. These are a few.

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Nice collection, must have taken awhile to get this far, BTW, the sporter, what kind is that one?

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Nice collection, must have taken awhile to get this far, BTW, the sporter, what kind is that one?
The Sporter is actually a 1947 FN '98 receiver, purchased by the Swedes (10,000 total) and built into hunting rifles by Husqvarna from 1947 to 1962. Mine is a 1955 8x57 w/ original short side rail mount. I'm putting her in a new stock, as the original is excellent, but could never be replaced if it were to get damaged. It will live in the corner of my safe while I hunt w/ the rifle in the new laminate stock.

I have 3 Husqvarna commercial hunters, A small ring '98 1962 M1600 6.5x55, 1955 M640 8x57, and a 1943 '96 action M46a 9.3x57. All based on Military actions. I have a sweet spot for Swedes. All have also doubled or tripled in value since I purchased them.
Collecting is allot of fun!! Shooting them is better though.


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BNP= British Nitro Proof (?), but don't know whether this helped test the barrel's strength.

sputnik1988: I'm glad that the vast majority of AR fans seem to be Unable to appreciate the Enfields.
Let's try not to enlighten them! After all, so many WW2/Korean battles were fought with the plastic AR types.

For me, the only battle rifles more fun than the #4 are the #5s, and maybe my Garand.
Forgive my ignorance, but what plastic AR rifles were used in WW2 & Korea? The M16 wasn't introduced until VietNam. The AK47 I think, may date to WW2 but not sure on that.
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Forgive my ignorance, but what plastic AR rifles were used in WW2 & Korea? The M16 wasn't introduced until VietNam. The AK47 I think, may date to WW2 but not sure on that.
Enough said!! The AK 47 is just that also, 1947...
The OP likes wood and blued steel.. He never said the M16 was a WWII rifle. He just prefers them (wood and steel). Join in and learn!
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