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February 15, 2006, 10:56 AM
February 15, 2006, 11:16 AM
Very nice.... wish mine looked like that.
February 15, 2006, 12:04 PM
I hate you.
Wow, nice find there! Congrats!
I hate you.
February 15, 2006, 06:54 PM
Tell me about the locker they were found in :confused:
February 15, 2006, 07:19 PM
jeeze, compared that to mine and mine looks like a piece of ????:confused:
still shoots good though :rolleyes:
btw those are really nice enfields:D
February 15, 2006, 07:23 PM
Started long range rifle with one of those babies 1960 thru '63 - with Parker Hale sights.
That was at Bisley ranges in UK! Fond memories.
February 15, 2006, 07:25 PM
I've got one those myself and she is a beauty as well.
February 15, 2006, 07:55 PM
Hey MJ, They do look purty and it looks like some nice straight grain. My No.4 Mk2 Faz had to have some serious clean-up. What do the codes say on the left side of the receiver? You said one's a '53 and the other's a '54... but I'm wondering where they were built.
February 15, 2006, 07:58 PM
tell us more of the story
How did this come about ?????
February 15, 2006, 11:42 PM
:uhoh: :rolleyes: :uhoh:
Some days your the bug and others your the windshield.
Thank you very much for the input gents.
February 15, 2006, 11:48 PM
Where's the sickeningly green with envy smilie? Seriously, congratulations, those are beautiful.
Those 'snipers' the real thing, or built up projects? Either way, very nice.
About ten years ago, I came across a NIB No. 4 at a gun show, made in 1955 at Fazakerly and packed away. It was in the wrapper, loaded with cosmoline, and with a brand-new bayonet, for $200. I still have it, and still think it was one of the best buys I ever made.
February 16, 2006, 02:06 AM
Now, I really...really hate you. LOL.
Very very nice collection you get there. I always want one of that sniper...
February 16, 2006, 02:10 AM
It's not enough I have to see your gun porn collection on surplusrifle.com, I have to see it here also. Your not helping a MILSURPITIS sufferer with these graffic images.:uhoh:
February 16, 2006, 03:08 PM
Boy they're alot prettier than my '43 Longbranch, but I still love her.
Headless Thompson Gunner
February 16, 2006, 03:44 PM
How on earth do you just randomly stumble upon a pair of unfired 50 year old British rifles?
Man, life just isn't fair. I've never found random new guns... :(
February 16, 2006, 04:24 PM
I'm SO jealous! ;)
February 16, 2006, 11:58 PM
:) There is a point in life when you have to enjoy what you have.
The $99 Fuji has a lot of fun in it. I don't plan on changing my collection and may even trim it. I have a few projects the need to be finished, one is two years old, some old m1 from CMP receiver and a $89 parts set.. Butt your all too kind. Again thank you and you all enjoy your collecting. I think I have another itnterest growing.
I think the only question in my future is what color.
Almost all my #4Ts have 0 or#1 bolt heads and are tight head space. Tehy all show ex. accuracy.
February 17, 2006, 02:07 PM
MJ, those 2 new rifles you found, are they both PF serials?
If so then thats pretty sweet that you had NIB PF serials.
Nice Snipers btw. I'll try and put a pic of my pair up this weekend.
February 17, 2006, 03:44 PM
Nice.VERY NICE. My No.4 Mk.2 was one of the ones made for the Irish and then shelved into storage after the political problems in Northern Ireland in '54.
February 17, 2006, 04:18 PM
Oh, I was wondering where I left those dang Enfields laying about, glad you found them. Go ahead and send them back to me but you can keep the box, as I have no further use for it.
I also have a crate of mint 1917 Enfields floating around somewhere, as well as an unfired Ithaca Trench gun, plus a rack of Persian Mausers still in cosmoline. So if you guys find those, I'll get them out from under foot and put away, too.:o
February 18, 2006, 05:18 PM
Ready for the Commies......
say hello to my not so little friends. Gotta love them enfields.
From left to right:
1. New In Box, Still in Wrap UF55 series Enfield No.4Mk2. Still unwrapped since being shipped from Fazakerly in 1955.
2. A 1954 PF series Enfield No.4Mk2.
3. Brand new unfired 1945 Lithgow No.1MkIII Jovino Import.
4. Swiss Karabiner 31 (K31) 1943.
5. Enfield No1MkIII. 1917. My first rifle.
6. M1 Garand. Springfield Armoury 5.4 million series (Korean War era).
7. M1 Carbine, manufactured by I.B.M Corp. xxx9001 serial.
8. 1942 Savage Enfield No.4MkI*(T) with No.32MkII Scope.
9. Savage Enfield No.4Mk1*.
10. The crown jewel. Potentially a six thousand dollar gun. An all matching (scope, mount, gun) unrestored, absolutely mint, 1944 Longbranch No.4MkI*(T) with matching No.32Mk1A R.E.L manufactured telescopic sight. Only 1100 ever made.