My old .308 she is only 61


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MJ
December 31, 2006, 10:11 PM
:cool:

And still kicks bum.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/2270001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/target0003.jpg

:cool:

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NailGun
December 31, 2006, 11:21 PM
MJ. Nice grouping! Yup, the old girl has still got it :)

Onmilo
December 31, 2006, 11:33 PM
I think you mean your rifle is only 51 years old and even that age isn't quite right.
The L1A1 semi automatic service rifle based on the Belgian FN/Fal was officially brought into British service in 1957.
The L39A1 bolt action target rifle was adopted one year later in 1958 as a practice and competition rifle for troops who would be issued the L1A1.

The L42A1 sniper service rifle was introduced in 1959 when it was realized that the L1A1 was not sufficiently accurate, even when equipped with optics, to serve as an adequate long range selected specific target weapon.

Just the same they are still great rifles and a real pleasure to shoot though the scopes are the same as the #4MklT .303 sniper rifle.
I had the pleasure of selling a couple of these rifles through my own shop that Navy Arms managed to import.

The rifles were still in their transport cases but sadly, they were lacking the small accessories, cleaning equipment and logbooks.

DoubleTapDrew
January 1, 2007, 01:00 AM
She's a beaut! What range was that group made at?

MJ
January 1, 2007, 03:15 AM
and mount. To bad it's a 308 and not a .303 British. An all matching 1945 .303 would be nice.

That is a 200 yrd target and it should by five shots. With LC 73 brass and 168g SMK's.

Cheers
MJ
:what:

mrmeval
January 1, 2007, 11:42 AM
for the L42A1. The old scopes were modified for 7.62 Nato ballistics.
http://enfieldrifles.profusehost.net/ri19.htm
There's only a thousand of them. Based on the article I suspect they are excellent rifles. I don't think any Enfield based .308 British sniper had a new receiver made for it.

The only newly manufactured .308 Enfield are the ones an Australian company has been producing. Marstar Canada has them, by all accounts they are exceptional rifles.

MJ
January 1, 2007, 01:03 PM
first conversion run was 1970 and the second was 1971. This is a second run rifle from 1971 but the receiver and all the matching bits are 61 years old.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/DSCF0034f.jpg

;)

Or 64 year old 1943
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/43090001.jpg

:D
Happy New Year All

MJ

DoubleTapDrew
January 2, 2007, 01:00 AM
That is a 200 yrd target and it should by five shots. With LC 73 brass and 168g SMK's.


WOW! So that's like 1/2 moa?

MJ
January 2, 2007, 03:59 PM
What I like is it owns a 12" box at 600 yards.;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/l420001.jpg

Enfields arn't really 100 yard target rifles but tend to lay down and tighten up the beaten area the farther out you shoot. Funny??

And then Onmilo there is a 65 year old 1942 Savage.:what:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/42Savageb009.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/bkt047.jpg

Thanks for the info.
:cool:

Eightball
January 2, 2007, 04:03 PM
I've always wanted one of those. I am officially envious.

armoredman
January 2, 2007, 05:14 PM
I definately have to get out and do more handload work with my Enfield No4MK1* to get groups like that! Very nice!

swingset
January 3, 2007, 02:34 AM
The L8/39/42A1 were not the only .308 No4 Enfields, there were also the very fine Canadian DCRA conversions of Longbranch No4's. They were kind of a forgotten variant of the No4's....similar to our "National Match" M1 Garands.

Here's mine:
http://www.localnumber69.com/temp/DCRA_No4_Full.JPG

They were done as match rifles only, but still very fun and wickedly accurate guns. Mine is a 1950 Longbranch, with AJ Parker sights. Using IMR 4064 pushing 168gr. Nosler match pills, mine will shoot 1/2 MOA 5-shot groups at 100 yards quite easily.

Eightball
January 3, 2007, 02:41 AM
How much does a decently accurized Enfield run these days, either .303 or .308? Please tell me low triples.....

MJ
January 3, 2007, 10:30 AM
May I keep a copy of that picture for my hope chest? I had the pleasure seeing several at Bisley in 2001 being used in competition at 600, 400 and 200 yards.

Most I can expect is to finish a plain copy this winter.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/30806.jpg

I have a very nice 1950's barreld action to convert.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/7620004.jpg

Thanks for the picture.

MJ

kahr404life
January 3, 2007, 10:34 AM
Wow, I've got an old Mk4 that needs a new barrel this gives me and idea.

swingset
January 3, 2007, 04:57 PM
May I keep a copy of that picture for my hope chest?

Sure thing.

I've seen a few DCRA's over the years, mine came out of Canada a few years ago, and was unfortunately without its original forend, so a friend (a knowledgeable Enny nut) set me up with a matching center-bedded target stock and relieved it for me. Quite dreamy, now!

Mine is the single-shot variety, I've seen a repeater too but mine has the reinforcement plate welded into the receiver.

In good shape with sights intact, I'd guess they're up in the $700-$800 range now.

MJ
January 3, 2007, 06:28 PM
I'm not going to mess around and just find someone who knows what they are doing and mount the barrel and bed the stock. That in it self will be a challenge finding that person.

Happy New Year
MJ

66 year old 1941
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/41t41mkI0002.jpg

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