Picked up my No5 Mk1 Jungle Carbine today


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TwoWheelFiend
December 9, 2012, 10:32 PM
After 15+ years of me telling if he ever wanted to get rid of it my uncle finally decided to sell me his Jungle Carbine. As much as I hate to take advantage of someone in financial duress he needed the money and I've always loved the gun. My first Enfield. Gave him $300 dollars for it. Sadly someone long ago decided to chop the front sight ears off it but I plan on putting a new flash suppressor on. Whatcha think?

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gbran
December 9, 2012, 10:58 PM
Nice, I'd be tickled to have one and I suspect it is probably a good shooter too.

56hawk
December 9, 2012, 11:03 PM
Nice. I payed a lot more for mine. Wonder how hard it will be to find a new front sight though.

Arp32
December 9, 2012, 11:15 PM
I think we need more pictures!

nwilliams
December 10, 2012, 01:37 AM
That's a great price for a Jungle Carbine!

I had one years ago and I regret selling it. It's quite a blast to shoot and I mean that literally!

Clark
December 10, 2012, 01:51 AM
In 1963 I as in Bill and Ard's Sporting goods and heard Ardell [and she was much smarter than Bill] that a Jungle carbine was worth a lot more money than other 303s.

Now, almost 50 years later, what has changed?

We are still arguing about which jungle carbines are fakes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_Carbine

TwoWheelFiend
December 10, 2012, 09:55 AM
In 1963 I as in Bill and Ard's Sporting goods and heard Ardell [and she was much smarter than Bill] that a Jungle carbine was worth a lot more money than other 303s.

Now, almost 50 years later, what has changed?

We are still arguing about which jungle carbines are fakes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_Carbine
My uncle has owned it for 30+ years.
As far as I can tell it is the genuine article.
- Rear sight is graduated to 800m
- Bolt has large hole in it
- Has thick rubber butt pad
- Metal on receiver cut down under rear sight
- Stamped No5 Mk1 on recevier with a date of 10/44

TwoWheelFiend
December 10, 2012, 09:57 AM
Nice. I payed a lot more for mine. Wonder how hard it will be to find a new front sight though.
Found this last night:
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Products/254060.htm

not too bad of a price. But now I want a sling and a bayonet :)

56hawk
December 10, 2012, 12:30 PM
not too bad of a price. But now I want a sling and a bayonet :)

That makes things easy. I got one of the reproduction bayonets and it's really nice. And cheap too. :D

Tinpig
December 10, 2012, 07:12 PM
Very nice Jungle Carbine! I got my first Enfield this fall, a 1953 Fazakerley No.4 Mk.2, and I have really enjoyed shooting it, loading for it, and researching the million variations. I may have a new habit I didn't need.

Tinpig

TwoWheelFiend
December 10, 2012, 07:43 PM
My new goal for next fall is to fell a whitetail buck with this great little rifle :)

Trung Si
December 10, 2012, 08:15 PM
Here is a Picture of mine I paid a Whopping $16 for It almost 50 Years ago and I am STILL LOOKING for the Wandering Zero, I haven't found it yet!;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/firingline/Trung%20Si/Erichspictures161.jpg

Clark
December 10, 2012, 08:23 PM
It has been 50 years since I saw one of my grandmother's braided rugs.

Steel Horse Rider
December 10, 2012, 08:54 PM
I think the "wandering zero" is pure mythology.... I have a Gibbs Enfield Jungle Carbine that is as repetitive as any of my other Enfields, military surplus, or commercial rifles as far as accuracy. The leading causes for wandering target results for me involve #1: me, and #2 my reloads. I still can't figure out why zero's change in two dimensions with reloads.

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