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Laufer 04-01-2009 07:43 AM

What would you pay for a LE "Jungle Carbine"?
If you were still fairly new to buying or owning guns, and the only milsurps are a pair MN 44, what would you pay for a good-looking rifle which must be durable, reliable, whether an original (V) or imitation, modified IV or a later copy?

Have not shopped yet, but my rifles are only for having fun, not 'storage investments', shooting out to about 50 yards or much less.
About how much more would an originally modified series IV or authentic V in very good condition cost compared to a later copy?
Have only looked at Gunbroker and a few others for general ideas, but the conditions must be a bit subjective.

Thank you for any advice.

Laufer 04-18-2009 06:42 AM

Never mind.
Bought one at "", much better than "G-broker".

Will try to make this topic disappear.

CA357 04-18-2009 06:47 AM

Congratulations. Please post some pictures and a range report when you can,

Laufer 04-18-2009 10:52 PM

When I return home, maybe my wife can teach me how to connect the camera and somehow do it.
My brother went through process, and it was relly complex.

Today I asked an Aussie at the Evansville gun club to test my first Paki ammo.
All 10 rounds worked perfectly.
This stuff had been stored in the original, sealed ammo case until recently.

If you are in occupied territiry, you should hear what a guy from Chicago (at the range) told me about the idiot politicians in IL.
They are on the side of the criminals (and need their votes, if possible).

ScottG 04-20-2009 06:18 PM


Originally Posted by Laufer (Post 96262)
They are on the side of the criminals (and need their votes, if possible).

They are the criminals....

bobd42 11-24-2010 12:54 AM

I bought one for $49.95 in southern Calif. back in 1960 or so , while i was stationed at March A.F.B. . Ammo was cheap and i would take it into the hills around Sunnymead and make my shoulder sore .

M14sRock 11-24-2010 01:29 AM

What'd you pay for yours, Laufer?

I sold my No5, but still have a very clean No4 modified. Fun little gun.

Laufer 12-06-2010 08:18 AM

Sorry, forgot about this old topic.

M14sRock: In April '09 I paid about $425, because there were no good imitations then, even on "GB". He said either very good or exc. bore.
Overpriced I guess, but "Joesalter's" numerous photos are really good and the description was accurate. You guys in NH have it made.....I told a NH guy about the business and he told me that "My wife hates you". Most women and even men are incapable of comprehension, but this keeps prices from going higher.

Since then, found a good #4 (my first) down at the Batesville MS show in July '09, and a second good #5 at the Sept. Memphis show. All of these have matching bolts.
We can go to about ten shows within an hour of Memphis and see maybe one Enfield that was Not sporterized.
A buddy had a true Mint (from "GB") at our latest show, and might still have it, because the price tag stated $900.

A #4/Mark II: a true blond with bayonet. Wicked Virgin Beauty.

nwrednk 12-06-2010 08:47 AM

Jungle carbine eh?
Well, the most popular version of that I know of is an Enfield with a shorter
barrel...But my first deer rifle a Win model 94 in .30/30 has still not "outlived
its usefullness in that dept"! That rifle has served me well as a deer hunter,
and my Win xtr from 1981 in .308 for long shots with a scope! And even
before I mounted a 3x9x44 Simmons scope to it, my longest "kill-shot" on
a deer was from 440 yards!:D

Esteban 12-20-2010 01:06 PM

How much more would one be worth if it had an original bayonet ? Carbine is good & original,, bayonet is very good !

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