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Old June 30, 2018, 17:03   #1
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Rumble In The Jungle

Picked up one of these today. Numbers match, the bore is great. I'm a happy cowboy.

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Old June 30, 2018, 17:42   #2
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Old June 30, 2018, 17:43   #3
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Old June 30, 2018, 17:48   #4
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Old June 30, 2018, 17:51   #5
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Very nice sir!
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Old July 05, 2018, 10:11   #7
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Old July 05, 2018, 10:29   #8
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been lusting after one of those.... well done sir
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Old July 05, 2018, 20:08   #9
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Looks like a nice one!! Well done.

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In no way affiliated with Sam, but this is one of the best deals on quality .303 ammo in quite a while:

https://www.sgammo.com/product/303-b...-1980s-vintage
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Thanks for the kind words and the link to the ammo. I just bought 500rds.
Here's the rest of my Enfield collection. A #4 MK2 and a Savage MK1.



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Jungle Carbines have always been a favorite of mine- nice score. Now you just need a bayonet. Real ones are pretty scarce and pricey to boot but there are some good repros out there.
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I have a BSA 1945 No.5 Mk.I around here somewhere. Bought back in the day when they were fairly cheap. Came with an RFI bayonet and scabbard...I've always thought the bayonet might be a reproduction...but it could be real.


I have never been able to get my No.5 carbine to clip-load worth a hoot! My No.4 Mk.I rifle won't clip load right either. However my old 1918 SSA No.1 Mk.III* will clip-load perfectly every time....and yes..I know how to stagger the rims in the clips

Superb looking carbine! There was a similarly nice looking jungle carbine in a nearby gun store a while back. They had it priced at like $800...but every time I went there I had to look at it(was really nice like the above pictured carbine!)...A couple months ago I visited the store and it was gone. No deal as I wasn't going to buy it...I just liked to look at it.


My No.5 ain't too bad...mechanically perfect...it originally came in a non-capped forearm walnut stock...but the front wood and handguard were pretty badly beat. Somewhere I found a Fazakerly beech wood set with another walnut handguard to retrofit the gun into. I've been meaning to repair my old walnut forearm and handguard..plus get a repro butt-pad. I may get that resto-project rolling soon

Enough rambling about my old carbine...but that is a really slick one for sure!
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Nice looking rifle sir, they always did have a unique appearance and are darn fun to shoot.
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Yeah, I remember seeing them for less than $150, advertised in Shotgun News, back in the mid-80s. I thought they looked cool as hell; just epitomized the word "jaunty". I finally got one a few years ago from a member here. It's a beauty too! I finally got around to shooting it a few months back. Yes, the recoil lived up to its reputation.
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Beautiful!

Very nice collection as well!
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Carbine

First rifle I ever bought at Sears.
57 years ago $21.00 .
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$4.00 less than I paid my FFL to do the transfer.

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Yeah, I remember seeing them for less than $150, advertised in Shotgun News, back in the mid-80s. I thought they looked cool as hell; just epitomized the word "jaunty".
I've heard stories of Roses filled with racks of mil-surp rifles in like-new condition.

Now when I wander around at a gun show, all I see is beat up crap.
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Old August 10, 2018, 05:58   #21
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That is a mighty nice looking carbine. Mine is no where near as nice looking but is in fine mechanical condition and shoots great. Back in my financially challenged youth I handloaded .308 bullets in .303 cases and they shot fine out to a 100, all the range I had access to then.
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