Jungle Carbine on the job


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shinz
December 27, 2008, 08:46 PM
My brother recently went to Nairobi , Kenya on a business trip . While there he took a walking tour of the Nairobi Park Game reserve. He had lots of neat pics of animals but for some reason this was the one that caught my eye.:D http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/shinz1/NairobiParkGameGuard.jpg
A good old No.1 Mk5 Lee Enfield Jungle Carbine still doing duty.
Steve

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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 27, 2008, 08:50 PM
Very nice - is he a park ranger, part of the military there, or what?

heron
December 27, 2008, 10:20 PM
Just because something is old, doesn't mean you throw it away.

MachIVshooter
December 27, 2008, 10:24 PM
Other than being rather unpleasant to fire, the No. 5's are great little carbines.

shinz
December 27, 2008, 11:53 PM
He would be a ranger at the Nairobi Park, which is a small Game Park virtually on the outskirts of Nairobi & as such very acessible & popular for those with limited time to get a small taste of africa. He told my brother that he only gets to fire this rifle once or twice a year.
Steve

Speedo66
December 28, 2008, 03:24 PM
"he only gets to fire this rifle once or twice a year."

Not the guy I'd want to save me from a charging anything! :eek:

paintballdude902
December 28, 2008, 07:44 PM
speedo id bet that rifle is used more for poachers than charging animals

amd6547
December 28, 2008, 08:43 PM
I used to own one that I foolishly traded away. I never found it "unpleasant to fire".
I think of it as one of the best combat bolt actions ever.

natecade1
December 28, 2008, 09:33 PM
paintballdude. Kenya is actually one of the most non-violent eastern African countries there is and I doubt poachers would use a wildlife preserve for their hunting grounds.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 28, 2008, 09:35 PM
P.S. For those that like the No. 5, please check out my post #9 in this thread here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=415472

:D :D

cane
December 29, 2008, 07:13 AM
They are more plesant to shoot if you replace the Jungle Carbine stock with a regular No. 4 butt stock.

shinz
December 29, 2008, 05:34 PM
Being as Nairobi park is very close to the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, I suspect to unromantic & more prosaic truth might be that the armed ranger is not so much for protection against charging or dangerous animals or poachers but rather common or garden crims/thugs call them what you like. The Park does have big cats as well as Black Rhino & Buffalo though so I'd be happy to have an armed guide along for whatever reason.
Steve

Almond27
December 29, 2008, 05:40 PM
very cool the enfields are still being used around the world they are great dependable rifles.

natecade1
December 29, 2008, 05:42 PM
My sister live in Nairobi and the crime is not as bad there as the county she left from here.
although they still use the expression TIA, its usually not cause of the violence.

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