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Why would anyone want an Enfield

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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#16 Post by Alan De Enfield » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:38 am

Why would anyone want an Enfield ?

Because with two boxes full of 'bits and pieces' they don't get any prettier than this :

L42A1 (top) & No4T (bottom)
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#17 Post by Tommy Fox Stone » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:35 pm

Because they are very beautiful rifles, I have a No4 Mk1...
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#18 Post by LCPfraTN » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm

Alan De Enfield wrote:Why would anyone want an Enfield ?

Because with two boxes full of 'bits and pieces' they don't get any prettier than this :

L42A1 (top) & No4T (bottom)
Those are beautiful rifles!


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#19 Post by terrylee » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:35 pm

(1) _WW_I_Sniper.JPG
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(3)_Falklands_Sniper.JPG
Falklands: L42A1 & L1A1 by Enfield with I.W.S.

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#20 Post by LCPfraTN » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:00 am

What a fine collection of sniper rifles!


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#21 Post by Alan De Enfield » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:32 am

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - looks like we have some 'good eyes' in the 'Enfield collector clan'.
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#22 Post by vandle » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 am

Because we can :D

just my two Enfields worth
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#23 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:06 am

You know you're right! Lee Enfields are terrible.
Slow, clunky, rubber bolted, rear locking lug wrecks. Firing an obsolete rimmed round, which makes for limited ammunition choices. You're much better off with a Mauser action.
I suggest they all be sent to me for safe & efficient disposal.
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#24 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 am

not sure why "ammunition" came up as a link, just ignore it.

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#25 Post by Alan De Enfield » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:04 pm

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 am
not sure why "ammunition" came up as a link, just ignore it.
Cos - if you click on it the forum gets paid.
See Elrics post all about it.
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#26 Post by DaleH » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Nice collection ... no small wonder that your screen name is "Candyman" ... LOL!

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#27 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm

Ah, thanks.
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

#28 Post by Candyman » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:41 pm

Would you believe that I have another one of these ugly sticks coming? I bought it about a year ago and kept forgetting to send FFL info. Hopefully it will be here in a week or two along with a stock set to finish restoring a No4 Mk1.

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#29 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:19 pm

Nice! I thought I had a bunch at 9! You just have to love a fully wood stocked rifle!

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#30 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:22 pm

Oh, a picture post...
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