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Old March 06, 2019, 18:55   #1
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New Enfield?

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Got a nice old bolt gun in the lgs today, looks to be an enfield, has the higher back sides, ladder sight, receiver is marked RE in a circle, under he barrel is marked VT the something like 1/ 303 USA which makes me think it was one of the British training rifles. it has what looks to me a shorter stock(sporterized) but barrel,receiver and bolt all match ser#...trying to get a pic up now but i have trouble posting pics. And you can see where the stock had something round in it like a medallion, has been filled in with wood. Hopefully i can get pics to post.
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Old March 06, 2019, 22:54   #2
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Sounds like a British Pattern 14 or "P14"

Made for the British in the US during WWI

After the U.S. entered the war it was put into production in 30-06 as the M1917 because it was faster than trying to tool up for large scale production of the 03 Springfield.

RE = Remington.

During post war overhauls the volley sights and stock marking disks were removed. It was determined that identifying particular units on equipment that might fall into enemy hands was not such a great idea.

Century Arms imported a bunch of them right after surplus imports became legal again in 1986.

Should have a full length stock and upper and lower handguards. If it has a decent bore it should shoot well. Better than a 303 SMLE.

I bought one about 9 years ago in the LGS. They sold it cheap because it was not the common 06 version. Fun rifle. You don't see them every day anymore.
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Old March 06, 2019, 22:54   #3
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Pics please...
Is it a Mk3?
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Old March 07, 2019, 07:20   #4
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The British Pattern 14 have an aperture sight at the rear of the receiver - is that the "higher back sides" that you mention? The US made essentially the same gun but in 30-06. Actually, the US also made the Pattern 14 rifles for the Brits to begin with. When the US realized they needed more rifles they used the tooling to make the 1917. Any markings on the barrel behind the front sight?
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https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...w=1536&bih=723
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Old March 07, 2019, 18:00   #5
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looks just like the patter 14 but in 303...stamped usa 303..i cant get flickr to work, got good pictures if anyone can host these stupid things...looks like some yahoo sporterized the stock
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.303 would be correct for the Pattern 14 rifle.
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Old March 07, 2019, 21:07   #7
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Gazz,

You are right, it's the patern rifle to a t. Someone just cut the stock down a bit. I wonder if I can find a stick now,lol..
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Old March 07, 2019, 21:26   #8
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Gazz,

You are right, it's the patern rifle to a t. Someone just cut the stock down a bit. I wonder if I can find a stick now,lol..
They aren’t common but keep an eye out on eBay as you may turn up a P-14 stock set.
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They aren’t common but keep an eye out on eBay as you may turn up a P-14 stock set.

been combing the interweb tonight looking for one, seems new remakes are bout 200$ that is lot more than i paid for the gun,lol..


might put a wtb in the MP

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They have a very strong action. A-Square custom rifle used the P14 to build some very large caliber African hunting rifle. One being the .577 T-Rex.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrImp-ek3bI
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that video always makes me laugh
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