Just purchased one from a friend that has matching numbers, also found some .303 British ammo. Really cool gun, can anyone give me some opinions on there's?
IMHO, it is superior to the 1903.Better than a Mosin.... Not as nice as a M1903.....
I havent really shot mine yet... I cant find any brass...
Really? I seem to remember reading that the British and their Enfields were getting beaten by the Boers and their Mausers.. If it wasnt for WWII the Brits going to drop the use of the Enfields in favor of the Mauser-derived P14.IMHO, it is superior to the 1903.
the K98 and 1903 have better inherent accuracy, but since the accuracy oif the SMLE is more than adequate for a battle rifle that is irrelevant.
The SMLE action is smoother and faster, taking advantage of it's superior ten round magazine.
As a basis for a custom sporter, both the 98 and 1903 platforms beat out the SMLE.,
But for what all three were originally designed for, i.e. battle rifles, the SMLE stands head and shoulders above the other two.
Try Enfield-rifles.com a forum or IMA antiques.dwmiller said:Off topic but anyone know where I can get a forend for a #1 mk 3. Surplus/takeoff would be fine. Willing to trade plastic sportster stock that's on it now.
I would love to return the old girl to the proper shape.