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 Post subject: Enfauser!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:34 pm 
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I liked it, and it's certainly interesting what's been done. Besides being utterly rebuilt in every conceivable manner, that is.

For example, for those of you who think Mehmet fitting a handguard retaining ring and stamping TC AS FA on the minimal surface of the receiver top was all that was done to these besides having a new barrel put on are quite mistaken. There's a notch for bullets, even though as I recall .303 is 58mm long and 8mm is as we all know 57mm long. There's a gas-escape hole too. The charger guide is modified slightly, though that's probably the least intrusive bit of reshaping done to the action.

For example- this rifle now has a new bolt guide rib. Dunno why, didn't realize how. The bolthead's now slotted and the magazine cutoff's been replaced by what I can only describe as a bit of track. Damndest thing, it is. I didn't even realize it at first.

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The other interesting thing, though much more straightforward, is the magazine. Mauser magazine welded in place, mag release bobbed, new floorplate with asymmetrical guide-ears to either side of the triggerguard, off-centre notch to catch the mag-release hook, and new feed lips welded into the action. Plus the obligatory Mauser magazine spring in there to push cartridges up into the action.

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Nice clear New Zealand property marking, brass buttplate, no goodies under the trapdoor, long buttstock.

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No idea about production rarity of the parent action, but at least it's not a post-war Ishapore.

So, all in all, combined with the Turked P1907 I've got in my bin of mystery bayonets, I think she's a fine addition to my collection, and should serve well to deter pie-bandits.

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:-k That is a very wierd rifle, I like it.

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that's pretty cool dude. would love to see on up close and personal.

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Very nice rifle and excellent photography!
I'd love to run across one of those at a local show one day.


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JarJar claimed to have seen one at a show once, and I've seen two for sale, and Cyten said he's seen two for sale, but according to sources, there's only about thirty to fifty in the US, so don't get your hopes too far up.

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:shock: That is very cool. Vaarok, you've done it again.


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 Post subject: Re: Enfauser!
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I saw one at a show this fall... I wonder if it may be the same gun. Those are pretty neat hybrids. Nice catch! :thumb:


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Southern Ohio Gun had a couple in their last catalog, big $ though.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:33 am 
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The Enfausers were imported by Century Arms in a big shipment of various Turks they received.
Obviously, Century did not know what they had.
They were discovered accidently by Scott Mucha of Patlaska Shooting Supplies, who was at Century, picking through the huge number of rifles there. A total of 21 Enfausers were found. Scott bought them all, and sold them through his gunshop and over the internet.
Some were built on older, Long Lee rifles and CLLEs, but most were built out of SMLEs.
Mine is built from a SMLE.
Coincidentally, Scott also sold me the 1890 Turk I have posted pictures of on another thread.


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So the question begs to be made. Did you borrow money from your sister again to buy this rifle?

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Nice Enfauser Vaarok, I've noticed that for some reason your collection mainly consists of rarer, stranger, or more expensive guns than most Mil-Surp collections.

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Gunfreak25 wrote:
Nice Enfauser Vaarok, I've noticed that for some reason your collection mainly consists of rarer, stranger, or more expensive guns than most Mil-Surp collections.


I know a lot of dairy farmers. "rarer, stranger..." - were you talking about Vaarok or the guns? :lol:


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Probably both. I saw a picture of Vaarok on the forum once. Very strange indeed. :?

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You're just jealous of my red hair and dashing good looks. Hell, with the age of half the members here, I wonder if it's just having hair y'all are jealous of.

And yes, my collection is based around "what the hell is that?" guns. Common stuff is boooring.

Keysrat, thanks a ton for the history. 1/21 is even more glee-inducing than 1/30. Now I just have to figure out how to get the one RichardInNY* has, and I'll be inexorably cornering the market.

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 Post subject: Re: Enfauser!
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All I've gotta say is, lucky b*******! :lol:
I agree 100% with the "what the hell is that?" philosophy. However at 18, I need a few cheap-ish guns to run cheap ammo through for fun :)
I must admit, you are a role model of collecting!keep it up! :D

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