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Why would anyone want an Enfield

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#31 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:31 pm

I've always liked the "bulldog" snout of the SMLE, sort of fit my idea of the British Bulldog--ugly yet charming in its own businesslike way. I like the aesthetics of the protruding barrel design of the No. 4 more though. And the big old cone of the No. 5? Loved that since the first time I saw one in a book during my youth. I'm so glad to own an example of all three...
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#32 Post by S.B. » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:33 am

Nice looking firearms everyone of them!
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#33 Post by englishman_ca » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:35 pm

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There is one more official model of carbine not shown in my collection.

So I need just one more to complete.....

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#34 Post by vandle » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:24 am

Nice collection of carbines, im impressed.

Not always easy to find them
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#35 Post by M67 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:49 pm

I like them because of 10 round magazine and smooth and fast bolt action.

I have just one old beaten SMLE, BSA 1916, No1 MkIII*. All matching parts.
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#36 Post by terrylee » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:46 pm

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Three more Enfield Rifles.

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#37 Post by Candyman » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:54 pm

Here's that No1 MkIII I was waiting on it's a 1915 BSA. I bought it as a parts gun. The barrel is shot out and it has a DP bolt that doesn't match the rifle. But I think I will keep it as it is.
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#38 Post by butcharoot » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:34 am

Great collection, I need an Isaphore edition. Butch

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#39 Post by DaleH » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:12 am

PennsylvaniaRifleman wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:31 pm
I've always liked the "bulldog" snout of the SMLE, sort of fit my idea of the British Bulldog--ugly yet charming in its own businesslike way.
LOVE it ... and may just 'steal' that line from you, just saying' ...

I got into them when I picked up a Lithgow No1 Mk3 w/ accessory 22LR insert barrel included. I've been playing w/ the torque of the 22-barrel fastener nut and it makes a difference. Am now trying to source 1/32" diameter O-Rings so I try ensure it is eccentric.

But regardless, w/ her 'bulldog snout' she is the COOLEST mil-surp bolt action that one could fire in their basement range ... at least in 22 rimfire caliber, haha!

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#40 Post by M67 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:24 am

Candyman wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Here's that No1 MkIII I was waiting on it's a 1915 BSA. I bought it as a parts gun. The barrel is short out and it has a DP bolt that doesn't match the rifle. But I think I will keep it as it is.
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Nice one. Would you tell me why it has such a strange smell (like old burning oil) and almost black/dark brown wood color? Your wood it similar to wood on mine BSA SMLE.
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#41 Post by Candyman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:57 pm

M67 wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:24 am
Candyman wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Here's that No1 MkIII I was waiting on it's a 1915 BSA. I bought it as a parts gun. The barrel is short out and it has a DP bolt that doesn't match the rifle. But I think I will keep it as it is.
IMG_0614.JPG
Nice one. Would you tell me why it has such a strange smell (like old burning oil) and almost black/dark brown wood color? Your wood it similar to wood on mine BSA SMLE.
Thanks.
The stocks are Coachwood, nose cap barrel band and sight protector are Australian. It could be a parts gun that someone put together years ago. The stocks are dark because they are filthy, and have some age to them.

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#42 Post by Mwt » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:53 pm

My BSA 1916 arrived as a barreled action with the clip charger removed. A walnut DP stock set from Springfield Sporters featuring "early" metal made for an easy restoration...,except for replacing that darn clip charging guide. Springfield Sporters sent me one still attached to the back half of a demilled Ishapore receiver!

After using an angle grinder on the Ishy receiver to free the guide, it took four hands two punches and a torch to heat and brad the new rivets securing the guide. Not a quick bolt on!

It has a beautiful bore.

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#43 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Because they breed all on their own!

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#44 Post by Candyman » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:26 am

I had this No4 Mk1 sitting around for a while. Picked it up with chopped up stocks on it.
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Bought a stock set that was on a rusted demilled rifle and cleaned them up.
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Why do I keep doing this....???

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#45 Post by Polock » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:10 pm

stevezio69 wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:34 pm
I used to think they were so ugly. Now I have 4. Love them.
What stevezio69 said! Except I only have 2-- :cry:
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