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FatJoe

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#1 12 years ago

Some of you might call this bragging, which is exacly what it is. But last friday I went from reasonably-financly-ok to finanacialy-broke-but-a-proud-new-owner of a Lee Enfield No4 Mk1. And yesterday evening I got the license back and got the rifle home.. Woohoo! :D

The rifle is from 1944, with original sling and a Spike No4 MkII bayonet. The buttstock has been replaced by a shorter butt apparently from, what I can make out of it, Canada. I'm not sure where the rifle is from as of yet but I'll be taking it apart and cleaning it soon, so I might find something interesting then :)

Anyway.. I doubt you looked in just to read some text.. Lets look at some photos :D

The rifle, bayonet, couple of rounds and a beret LeeEnfield4.jpg

With bayonet attached. LeeEnfield3.jpg

note 1944 ;) It's one year older then my father :D LeeEnfield2.jpg

I'm a let that be enough. SirFluffy has been whining about videos and sounds of the bolt in action, so perheps those will come sooner or later :)

Anyone else here own a classical weapon? (feel free to post pictures ;) )




Freggel

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#2 12 years ago

Looks ubercool :)




AussieZaitsev

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#3 12 years ago

*envy++*

looks awesome mate ya lucky devil




Fuzzy Bunny

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#4 12 years ago

Nice one.

I have a 1945 Remington M1911 .45, a 1936 Swiss army Kar31, and a 1911 (?) Langgewehr '08, also Swiss, both the rifles with bayonets and full kit. Next on my shopping list is a 30/06 Garand, but that'll wait until a year or two from now.




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#5 12 years ago

Lookin' good! "The buttstock has been replaced by a shorter butt apparently from, what I can make out of it, Canada" Was this done during or after the war? If it was done after the war, that would be a pity, but still ,sheesh a no4! May i ask, how much richer did you make the local armsdealer?




FatJoe

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#6 12 years ago

Nice armory FuzzyBunny.. too bad Semi-auto's and pistols are banned in Iceland. I'd be quite willing to own a Walther P38, among others. If you've got some pics of them, feel free to share them. :)

Next up for me is a british Para uniform :p

snotvod:

I'm not quite sure about when the butt was replaced. I've got to go over few of the markings on it and see what I can find out. :)

"May i ask, how much richer did you make the local armsdealer?" I made the guy richer by 60.000isk, which converts too.. hold on a sec.. $830 or 680 euroes..

Closeup on the receiver LeeEnfield5.jpg




Fuzzy Bunny

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#7 12 years ago

I asked about a P38 once; the guys at my gun shop have a very very low opinion of that weapon, and having fired it, I agree with them.

All the ones I've seen are poorly made, don't fit together, and have bad balance. Unless it's for novelty value, I wouldn't bother.

Now an original broomhandle Mauser, that'd be wicked.

I'll take pics when I'm back. In the meantime, here's some of what I bought instead of the Garand:

http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~john/Temp/airone_left_rear.jpg http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~john/Temp/condor_right_rear.jpg

And 680 Euros seems very very reasonable for a weapon in that good optical condition. Good job. The Garands I've been quoted run around that same price, but 30/06 ammo in Switzerland is a frickin bitch, pricewise.

:-)




FatJoe

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#8 12 years ago

Nice bikes! Looking good.. :)

I've heard similar things about the P38, from random sources. But it looks good, which is a big factor for me. I do agree, though, with you on the Broomhandle Mauser ;)

I think the price is allright for a rifle in good condition, original sling and bayonet, rifle bag and 60 0.303 rounds. Especialy when the 0.303 rounds aren't very common at Iceland.




Gen'l Knight

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#9 12 years ago

I almost went for a brand new Garand- $1,400. Springfield has limited editions, in a nice wooden crate with replicated original equipment. It was heavier than I thought it would be, though. Nice pics FatJoe...




snotvod

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#10 12 years ago

You can buy surplus rifles "in very good condition" on this site for between 100-600 dollars, i'm talking about Lee-enfields,kar98k, garands, m1carbines, moisin-nagant rifles and carbines,.... http://www.impactguns.com/store/mauser_surplus_rifles.html You never know what you're gonna get, but i don't think you can buy them for that price in a gunshop. They may be made unable to fire though. But hey, buy a new barrel, get a license and voila, you got yourself a good rifle for half the price you would pay in a gunshop. take a look at this:http://www.impactguns.com/store/RI900SV.html mmm...