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Old September 08, 2019, 13:55   #1
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Enfield Sniper, bubbaed

So, traded a Chinese SKS I had about $220 in today for this Enfield bubba got a hold of....













Can still see cheekpiece holes in the stock...Bloody shame eh

So, restore, value? No molested metal, just the wood
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Old September 08, 2019, 15:08   #2
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In a frikkin' heartbeat I'd restore it ! You may have to get a repro scope but WTF ? It just might be a hidden treasure shooter.
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Old September 08, 2019, 18:29   #3
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a good front end should be under $100
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Numrich may still have front ends. I bought there for a No 4 Mk 1 I own in a similar condition.
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Old September 09, 2019, 21:44   #5
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They are addicting, I now own three... who makes yours? Hard to make out in pics. I have some enfield extras but no front wood, all of mine with exception of my (T) less savage shoot great. Luckily you still have the sling swivel and rear sight, those can be a bit pricey to track down separate. I can speak to the quality of the “Far East” scope mounts and that the quality is good and holds zero with no issues. My M47c is mounted with a nice weaver K2.5.
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Old September 10, 2019, 07:00   #6
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41 BSA, will try and get better pics of markings, no M47 stamp however ? T and R present, along with FTR rebuild stamp. Stock still has holes from cheek piece, scope mounts look like they've been on rifle since new, they match in finish perfectly. Plus the correct sling swivel at mag, correct rear sight, it screams real bubbaed rifle. Bore is like new as well. Considering my starting price, I'm happy
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Old September 10, 2019, 10:43   #7
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The very early snipers may be missing specific numbers and marks as these were converted by Enfield and not Holland and Holland. My Savage 42 is a early conversion by Enfield missing the T but has the TR with the same FTR like yours on the socket. If you take your butt stock off check for numbers in the socket area. Enfield marked the socket, I recommend also checking out milsurps.com excellent folks there and possibly one of the best crowds when it comes to Lee Enfield Snipers.
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Old September 10, 2019, 15:45   #8
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I love restoration projects like that. Wife doesn’t so much. Any moment now she’s going to ask me when I’m moving the pile of Vickers parts in front of the fireplace. Eh not like we need the fireplace now.

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Old September 23, 2019, 16:41   #9
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Well after corresponding with Roger Payne in England, he's convinced it's REAL!...So I'm going to buy a scope mount from him and he's going to source me a real scope
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Old September 23, 2019, 17:49   #10
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Excellent!

Post your range report once your rifle is complete.
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Old September 27, 2019, 13:31   #11
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Roger is where I got my mount from, it is a quality piece. 2 weeks later I found the real deal complete minus the sling swivel in front of the mag for $540 OTD. Now I have an extra mount that keeps tempting me to build that repro that I originally intended to build. That's an ok problem to have, I wouldn't mind having a repro T along side the real thing.
Another good source for info is Brian Dick @ BDL LTD, I bought a book from him that will help you sight in the No 32 scope.
I also recommend the milsurps website, tons of info over there.
Nice find.
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Old September 28, 2019, 15:54   #12
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https://www.libertytreecollectors.co...?idCategory=63

You might be able to find some parts here
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