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Any Enfield aficionados here

#1 Post by SubRosa » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:45 pm

Just curious.

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#2 Post by lurker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm

i have an m1917, does that count?
and i lust after an enfield revolver...
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#3 Post by SubRosa » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:49 pm

Sure does!

So far, a No.1 Mk3 & a No.4 Mk2.

Long live .303 British!

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#4 Post by lurker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:52 pm

the "american enfield", US version of the british P14 in 30-06 is a fine rifle, very smooth, very accurate. ;)
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#5 Post by SubRosa » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm

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The 1953 No.4

an Enfield brother, lurking about...

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#6 Post by bajajoaquin » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:41 pm

I've been tempted lately by an Ishapore, does that count?

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#7 Post by K9s » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:46 pm

Those are nice looking.
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#8 Post by eelj » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 pm

By far the very best bolt action combat rifle. I have read accounts of German soldiers being repelled by the Brits and thought the Brits had developed a new special machine gun.

Sergeant Instructor Snoxall (love that name) holds the mad minute record, 38 hits in 12" at 300m in 60sec. The rifle is so weird and ugly that it looks cool. Especially the jungle carbine.

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#9 Post by SubRosa » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:43 pm

My No.1 Mk3 is an Ishy, so of course!
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#10 Post by SailDesign » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:11 pm

I was when I was using one almost daily in the school rifle team. :)

Sadly, they wouldn't let me take it with me when I graduated.... No. 4, Mk 2, 'course, but heavily breathed on by Parker-Hale. Would group 10" at 500 yards from a sling, prone, if I was doing my part properly.
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#11 Post by lurker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:17 pm

i see sarco has #4s for $600-ish.
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#12 Post by K9s » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:23 am

Classic has some, too. If I knew anything about them, I would know if that is a good price. My guess is that they were plentiful and cheaper in the 1980s?
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#13 Post by SubRosa » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:04 am

Those Canadian ones from Classic are nice. Hard to find in that condition today.

Yes, No.4 Mk2's were plentiful back in the 80's.

Some were unfired in the armory wrap. I bought one in the late 80's for around $250 and never had the guts to shoot it.

Sold it a couple months ago for considerably more than that.

An all-Enfield day shooting is really rewarding! :beer2:

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#14 Post by lurker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:06 am

yes, seems like everything was cheaper. except AR15s.
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#15 Post by highdesert » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm

lurker wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
and i lust after an enfield revolver...
An early firearm of the Northwest Mounted Police [now RCMP]
...ordered 200 Mark IIs in 1882, priced at C$15.75 each.
On Gunbroker - not a bad price, don't know how the barrel looks. Top break, 6 rounds, 38 S&W.
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#16 Post by lurker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm

highdesert wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:35 pm
lurker wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
and i lust after an enfield revolver...
An early firearm of the Northwest Mounted Police [now RCMP]
...ordered 200 Mark IIs in 1882, priced at C$15.75 each.
On Gunbroker - not a bad price, don't know how the barrel looks. Top break, 6 rounds, 38 S&W.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/845578272
i came across one at a gunshow for $200 last year, didn't have a purchase permit, haven't seen one since. :(
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#17 Post by SailDesign » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:01 pm

lurker wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
i have an m1917, does that count?
and i lust after an enfield revolver...
I cannot tell a lie - I have an Enfield revolver, a No.2 Mk1* that is DAO. Relatively fun to shoot, but I have not bought new ammo for a long time for it.
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#18 Post by NuJudge » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:49 am

Enfield Lock made firearms for a long time. As a boy, I really wanted a cap lock Enfield Musketoon, and eventually purchased one. A delight to carry hunting, short, handy, and reasonably accurate. Miserable to clean, though.

I have had a number of No.1 Mk III, No. 4 and No. 5 rifles. I see them as the fastest firing bolt actions ever made, even faster than the Swiss Straight Pulls. If they have not had a lot of Cordite ammo shot through them, they shoot very well, well enough at 200 yards to keep all shots in the black at 200 yards on an SR target. They are even friendly to cast bullets.

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#19 Post by lurker » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:31 am

SailDesign wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:01 pm
lurker wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
i have an m1917, does that count?
and i lust after an enfield revolver...
I cannot tell a lie - I have an Enfield revolver, a No.2 Mk1* that is DAO. Relatively fun to shoot, but I have not bought new ammo for a long time for it.
tease. :cry:
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#20 Post by mrcee12 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:22 pm

I would love to get one one day...if anyone has any advice on how to go about buying them.

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#21 Post by SubRosa » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:54 pm

Just search places like Gunbrokers, The High Road, your locals, too.

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#22 Post by max129 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm

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+1 on owning a M1917 American Enfield in .30-06

Mine shoots like a dream.
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#23 Post by foghorn » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:42 am

"The 2012 Complete Book on Lee Enfield Accurizing - Roger Wadham" Available in pdf, or was. More information on the Enfields than you could ever want. Really helped me tune my Ishy. Highly recommend it if you are researching the different models for purchase.
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#24 Post by K9s » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Enfield #4 .303 Surplus Condition is $499 today at Classic if anyone is on the fence. Sold out of Savage, but they have Canadian Long Branch.

If I hadn't just purchased an Enfield, I would probably jump on it.
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#25 Post by offensivename » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:29 pm

Caveat Emptor when shopping at Classic. They have shitty practices (this is totally without a doubt the last shipment of enfields ever except for the ones they sold last month that were the last ever or the ones sitting in their warehouse). They also overestimate the quality of everything and their 'hand pick' is a joke.

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