New Enfield

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ShagNasty1001, May 13, 2012.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Just picked this baby up today at the local gun show. I had been looking at them online and decided to go ahead and get one. She has all matching numbers and a fairly decent bore with no rust at all. Will post more pictures later
     

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  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I didn't know you could find a "new" Enfield. *rolleyes*
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Nice gun. Congrats.
    BTW are you wearing pink nail polish on your toes? Lol
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    This is my kind of thread, I have a love affair with those Enfields that would make a Brit jealous.

    Easily one of my favorite firearms. Thats a No.4 with the milled rear sight, can't be too late of a manufacture date, more details!!!
     
  5. kytowboater

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    Looks to be, hopefully female?
     
  6. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Thank you, and no I am not haha my toes are sunburnt but here's more pictures
     

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  7. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Congrats. Nice rifle. Most of em are very accurate out to around 300 yrds. or so.
     
  8. sputnik1988

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    Canadian, nice. Mine is a Fazakerly (British made) 1949. Now you need a pig sticker bayonet.

    Congrats

    My camera sucks and the lighting could be better, but here she is.
     

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  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Lol. You should have a blast with that.
     
  10. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    It's a blast to shoot! I only put 20 rounds through her today but it was awesome! I'm hoping to get good enough to take it deer hunting this fall. The farthest shot is maybe 350-400 yards if I'm in a field blind and not the woods
     
  11. ShagNasty1001

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    That's a really nice rifle! I'm gonna see if I can find a bayonet and good sling for it so it can be all original. Is there much difference between the British and Canadian? And how are you able to tell?
     
  12. sputnik1988

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    Thanks, The easiest and really only sensible way to tell where they are made is by the letter on the side next to the serial number or the manufacturer name if it has one, the Long branch Enfields were made in Canada.

    From everything I've seen and read, the Canadians built them at the same quality as the British. Longbranch rifles are definitely on par with everything else.

    They were made all over the world, for example, a Savage rifle was made in the U.S, while a Lithgow was made in Australia.

    EBay has some nice No.4 Mk.1 and Mk.2 bayonets in the neighborhood of $20. I bought one awhile back.
     
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  13. ShagNasty1001

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    Okay that's good to know that it's up to par with the Brits version. And I may have to look into those, that's fairly cheap. At least from what I was thinking
     
  14. c3shooter

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    The Long Branch rifles are very well made. The safety has a smidge difference in shape, and serial number will always start with letter L. Very nice rifle you have there.
     
  15. sputnik1988

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    The spike bayonets are the ones on eBay, I am not very familiar with blade bayonets as they are not 'correct' on a 1940's rifle. But if you prefer them, they still work
     

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    Is there a scope mounting kit for them at all but that keep them original? I wanna learn with the iron sights for sure and become very proficient with them but am just curious if there's a scope kit that was used in WWII?
     
  17. sputnik1988

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    Yeah, but you'll be able to fill a safe with Enfield's for the price of the scope and mount, even a repro.

    If you have to have a scope, consider one of these with your favorite optics. It's a quick detach and is supposed to hold zero even when you remove it.


    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1502/Product/ENFIELD-No-4-No-5
     
  18. locutus

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    I hve a Canadian Long Branch no.4 MK1* and a Lithgow No1 MK111.

    Wouldn't trade either one for anything.

    But if you hand load, be sure to neck size only. These actions are just a bit "springy.":p
     
  19. ShagNasty1001

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    Thanks for all the help, it's much appreciated! If the scope and mount is that ridiculous, definitely not gonna look into them then. Just one more question, what reload works best for any of y'all? I'm gonna put another 20 through her of factory and then start reloading since its ridiculously expensive to shoot
     
  20. sputnik1988

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    I've always shot the old surplus stuff and stocked up while it was cheap, I bought about 400 rounds for somewhere around $100. But that's all gone now.:(

    I only have a couple hundred left and someone suggested Prvi Partizan ammo, I have not shot any yet but its more reasonably priced that a lot that I see.

    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.a...+PPU+.303Brit+174grn+FMJ+20rd+Box&groupid=163

    I'm really gonna have to start reloading.