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Got my K31 and Enfield from Classic Arms! Very nice!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Golden Hound, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. Golden Hound

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    Today I received the two rifles I ordered from Classic Arms: a K-31 and an Enfield No.4 Mark 1. I got the hand select option on both of them. That, the troop tag option for the K-31, and shipping, altogether was about $400. A great deal, I think, for two terrific historical rifles.

    I am very pleased with the quality. The Enfield is a little bit beat up but just enough to give it some character, and it has a grooved upper handguard which I like. The action is very smooth and the bore is very decent, not perfect but definitely serviceable. For 160 dollars I really can't complain. The K-31 on the other hand is absolutely INCREDIBLE. The wood has some nicks and dents but is in basically good condition. The receiver, though, is just about perfect, as is the bore. Every bit of metal on the receiver, sights, and barrel is practically like new. This, combined with the fact that the bolt face is immaculate, makes me wonder if this rifle was ever even fired. I suspect that it was just used for drill, and might never have been fed live ammunition. The straight pull action and trigger are everything they're cracked up to be. I'm really glad I ordered this thing.

    Classic Arms is a great shop. Fast shipping and friendly, helpful service. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone.

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  2. qajaq59

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    I don't have an Enfield so I can't comment on that. But I can sure tell you that the K31 is going to knock your socks off. They're accurate, and you can reload them. And with a little experimentation you can load rounds that'll work as well as the GP11.
    Have fun......
     
  3. bonza

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    Although I'm not THAT much into mil-surp rifles, I do have a Lee Enfield No.4 Mk.2 as that is the rifle my father used in the British Army back in the 1950s.
    I can tell you it's a great rifle & a lot of fun to shoot & reload for. I took it out to a modified CMP shoot last May, & competing against a bunch of guys with ARs, M14s, M1 Garands, & an '03 Springfield, I managed to comfortably beat the bunch of them! I'm sure you'll be happy with your No. 4, too.
     
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    Where are the import markings? At the end of barrel or on the side of the receiver?
     
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    I assume your asking Golden Hound, but just in case you're not, my rifle has Century's import markings close to the muzzle on the LH side. Very small print, so it's not really noticeable.
     
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    Any thought s as to the prospect of a Wolf or white box loading from one of the big 3 to make practice with these beauties an option for the non-handloader??
     
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    I was curious about Golden Hound's rifle in particular because I came REALLY close to ordering an Enfield from Classic Arms. The lady that I talked to there, while VERY nice, couldn't answer my questions so I bought a matching #'s Savage Enfield off of gunbroker for just a bit more. Hopefully it will be here in the next day or two.
     
  8. lionking

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    sweet!!! congrats!!!!


    The Enfield's flip sight,what are the meter elevation for it?Who is your Enfield made by?
     
  9. lionking

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    Quote;I don't have an Enfield so I can't comment on that. But I can sure tell you that the K31 is going to knock your socks off. They're accurate, and you can reload them. And with a little experimentation you can load rounds that'll work as well as the GP11.
    Have fun......


    While my K31 's are not too shabby at all my Enfield can hold it's own when I do my part.


    http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5032608&postcount=1
     
  10. Golden Hound

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    The Enfield's import marking, like the other one mentioned, is right at the muzzle, very small and not very conspicuous. On the receiver is marked ROF(F) which some research reveals to mean that it was made at the Royal Ordnance Factory in a place called "Fazakerley" in the UK. The flip sights are marked "300" and "600."
     
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