Lee Enfield Jungle Carbine

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by synical, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. synical

    synical New Member

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    I just got a Lee Enfield Jungle carbine and wanted to post up some pics to show it off. :D
     

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  2. sputnik1988

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    Ya did good, now get you some ammo and a recoil pad:p The No.5s have quite a bit more recoil than a No.1 or No.4.
     

  3. hairbear1

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    1 of the best pig hunting rifles going around,good find,regards
     
  4. synical

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    thanks where is a good place to find 303 ammo?
     
  5. zaitsev44

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    Prvi Partizan has good .303, I got some surplus stuff from the guy who runs my local mil-surplus store, some Pakistani, some South African, some British, but mainly Australian. 60-65 rounds for $50 all on original stripper clips
     
  6. zaitsev44

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    All but the Pakistani is wartime production ranging from 1942-1944. The Pakistani is marked 1968
     
  7. hairbear1

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    Make sure you put boiling water down the barrel after using military ammo an dthen dry it out and then clean the barrel as usual.
    Federal make commercial ammo for .303's or you can brew your own up which I do,regards
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    Warm water with soap works fine, you don't need, nor would I use, boiling water.... just my $.02.

    I normally use REM oil and clean thoroughly, works just fine.
     
  9. hairbear1

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    Never had a problem just pouring boiling hot water down the barrel as it virtually dry's out not long after but I still put a dry patch down the barrel to get any water left down there and then run solvent and patch it out from there.
    My father used to do it this way and a couple of his brothers who served in New Guinea during WW2 said that this was the way they cleaned their SMLE's as well.
    A lot of shooters on the Aussie forum I'm a member of do it this way after using military ammo not the commercial stuff and haven't had a problem so your method obviously works for you and really that's all that matters as long as the rifle is kept serviceable and shoots well,regards
     
  10. guncollector

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    i think the idea was boiler water will make burns to the skin more painful than just warm water . maybe just a safety suggestion ? :confused:
     
  11. synical

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    well remember with the boiling water... It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again!
     
  12. hairbear1

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    Not really as the boiling water dissolved the acidic salts left from the primer's firing in the chamber and barrel. Normal cleaning procedures will not completely remove these salts properly and will rust the barrel if left in there.

    If worried about scalding yourself all's that you have to do is get a small funnel and something like a rubber hose that fits in the barrel and pour the water into the funnel,regards
     
  13. synical

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    I was watching Yukon men last night and a guy killed a black bear with a .303. he shot it in the side probably 150 yards out and blew a massive hole in the other side of the bear.
     
  14. mag318

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    Your rifle looks like a MKIII converted to look like a Jungle Carbine. Hard to tell from your photos but I can't see a rear sight and the safety is the wrong type. A lot of unscrupulous dealers will try to pass these conversions off as the real thing so I hope you didn't get burnt.
     
  15. synical

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    yeah I know its not the real deal as far as a No5 its been converted by golden state arms. It is a No1 MkIII ishapore that has been converted. but I only paid 250 for it so I am still good. its still a Lee Enfield lol I know its not a collector