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Two Enfields before bed, will call in the morning.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    Trying to get back onto daylight schedule...so I am off to bed after this.

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  2. QuarterBoreGunner

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    I like the first one better; it's more accessible I think for the majority of people. ‘.303’ may be lost on a lot of folk.
     
  3. homeka45

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    As always, :) visually arresting and to the point.
     
  4. thorn726

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    holy right on!
    extremely perfect
     
  5. Oleg Volk

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    I'll make a more mainstream 9-m-m vs. 9-1-1 version.
     
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    I really like them both, though the first one is a little bit more mainstream. Number two I think is still fairly obvious though some people (including gun owners) may go "What’s a .303?". Great work on both, hope the inspiration continues with the awesome roll of posters you have done recently :D
     
  7. DWS1117

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    I really like these. Terrific work. I'm in agreement with others. The .303 may be a little obscure, even for some gun people. Maybe .308, 30.06, or as you stated 9mm.

    Any possibility of getting as higher resolution version of the first to use ad desktop wallpaper?
     
  8. Halffast

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    Oleg,

    How about for the second, if you can find a SA .45 that has 1911 printed on the side big enough for the photo to show it, doing a 1911 vs. 911?

    David
     
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    If you're looking for a 3 digit mumber that everybody recognizes, how about .357? One of those compact 5-shot jobs will appeal to a hiker or traveler looking to keep the weight and volume down, too.
     
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    Great job! Now get some well deserved rest.
     
  11. 4v50 Gary

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    I love that .303 works better than 911. In California, it should be "A reminder for cyclists" or "A reminder for joggers" as they seem to be included in the mountain's lion's food chain.
     
  12. Oleg Volk

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    I love the second one, it is now my wallpaper. I do agree that the 303 reference is a little obscure for non-gunnies.
     
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    All this talk about .303 being obscure, I don't know. I wasn't always gunny, but .303 is famous in my part of the country.
     
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    My license plate reads; "RULE303", so you can guess which one I like best.
    Although the first one sums up by thoughts on "sporterizing" milsurps.
     
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    The first is a little wordy; maybe "Some vandals destroy churches and works of art, others melt down historic arms. Preserve history; collect firearms."

    The 2nd may work a little better in the UK and former Commonwealth nations. I think .303 may be the one caliber (like .45 or .30-30 here) that everyone knows about in those countries.
     
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    Smelter is lost on me. Smelt is a fish, so is that a smelt fisherman? ;)
     
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    FWIW, I frequently get asked about my Enfields at the range and oftentimes the guy doesn't know what .303 Brit is. I usually have to say "Well, it kinda like a British version of a .30 cal. They used it in WWI and WWII." Otherwise, nice posters ;) .
     
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    I like the second one...funny as heck.
     
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    good stuff, as always.
     
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    The second one was my pick of the two.
     
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    Mr. Volk, let me just say that your artwork, your website, and your clearly articulated and reasonable views on the RKBA issue are part of the reason I am a gun owner today and 100% of the reason I have started actively supporting the issue on the internet.

    As always, wonderful pictures.
     
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    I love the first one - I'm going to hang it on my safe.

    As for the second, while I like the sentiment I must say as a hiker and backpacker that I wouldn't carry my bulky Enfield along with me. I agree with the thought that .357 should be used instead of .303 - it's more recognizable and refers to a more portable arm.

    Regardless, as always, great job Oleg!
     
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    "We caught them and we shot them under Rule 303!"

    I can't look at a Lee rifle without thinking about Breaker Morant. Even though they were using Lee-Metfords not Lee Enfields at the time of those events.

    Great pictures as always, Oleg.
     
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    My license plate says; "RULE303", so I know whaty ou mean.

    BTW. Enfield rifling was adopted before the Boer war, so British troops had a mix of Magazine Lee Metfords and Magazine Lee Enfields.

    For anyone not familar with the Lee rifles, "Metford" refers to the pattern of rifling originally adopted. The Metford rifling was not suitable for use with the hot burning cordite propellant, and a new rifling designed at RSAF Enfield was adopted to replace it.

    Look for a book titled "Scapegoats of the Empire". It is the story upon which the movie "Breaker Morant" is based. Morant did indeed say "We got them and we shot them under rule 303!"
     
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