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Old 04-21-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Default Mint no5 jungle carbine ,should i fire it??????

Here is my recently aquired no5mk1 jungle carbine.I got this at an estate sale in march.I am pretty sure i am only one knew what it was that was that was there.350.00 ,I want to fire this rifle badly ,but it seems unfired and new, has no import markings anywhere on rifle ,every number on stock and rifle match,i have removed handguard and flutes are there.If i fire it will it lose value? Can anyone tell if it is unfired?HELPPP it is killing me not to fire this brute lol.I am pretty sure it is the shirley model, every thing is 100%correct on this rifle.any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Here are a few others. it does have the correct 800 meter grad sights. Hard to get them on cam . The markings on front are not import ,says 303 and tonage .which are supposed to be there from what i have seen.

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BTW i put the green on front sight post so i could see it if i fire it ,comes off easily.I am so tempted to take it range .if i fire it and it was never fired besides test fire at arsenal,how much value will it lose???And how do verify if it has been fired anyone know what to look for?

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Did you buy the rifle to shoot or to be a safe queen do you ever intend to sell it? it is your rifle to do with as you please

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Since all Enfields were test fired at the arsenal, there is no such critter as an unfired. Unused, unissued, sure. Unfired, no.


However, since you have now taken photos of it, the camera absorbed some of the light reflected by the stock, and values have dropped hugely. I could probably see my way clear to send you $50 for it- if you will pay the shipping.....

Seriously, value will drop due to dings, scratches and wear. Treat it with care, clean it gently, should not matter that you shoot it.


DO be aware that the lightening cuts on the rear of the barrel are alleged to have cursed those with a condition called "Wandering Zero"- and that the muzzle flash is only a tad less than that of a naval 16 inch gun.

Would I shoot it? Oh HELL yeah!

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Shoot it, shoot it!!

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Since all Enfields were test fired at the arsenal, there is no such critter as an unfired. Unused, unissued, sure. Unfired, no.


However, since you have now taken photos of it, the camera absorbed some of the light reflected by the stock, and values have dropped hugely. I could probably see my way clear to send you $50 for it- if you will pay the shipping.....

Seriously, value will drop due to dings, scratches and wear. Treat it with care, clean it gently, should not matter that you shoot it.


DO be aware that the lightening cuts on the rear of the barrel are alleged to have cursed those with a condition called "Wandering Zero"- and that the muzzle flash is only a tad less than that of a naval 16 inch gun.

Would I shoot it? Oh HELL yeah!
lol That was funny 50 huh damn ., what i was thinking ill never run corrosive through it anyway,is a hard 1 not to want to shoot ,as little as i will use it doubt i have a prob with wandering zero , i just love shooting history ,have to say cleanest n05 i ever seen .And recoil lol BRING IT i l,ike it rough
why i shoot high powers hehe.
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Did you buy the rifle to shoot or to be a safe queen do you ever intend to sell it? it is your rifle to do with as you please
na ill never sell it but my son when i pass lol.Ill never make it anyway's
damn thing is talking to me .choot choot lool.
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My take on this.

Shoot the rifle! Why have it if it never gets fired? I have only 1 mil-surp that I have not fired yet. It is an early WWII Arisaka type 99. The one and only reason it has not been out to the range yet is that i am still waiting on my order of 7.7 to come in. Once that package gets here, game on!

treat it gently, and keep it clean. And remember, the best way to respect those who carried that rifle (or carbine) before you IS to take it out and shoot it. No gun ever did anything to deserve the disgrace of only being a cabinet queen.

BTW MS60, she is a beaut.

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Seriusly, that is a BEAUTIFUL carbine. Congrats.

Take her to the range, shoot, clean, and then raise a glass of Bass & Co, and toast the health of Her Majesty, HRH Queen Elizabeth II. It was her rifle, after all!

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