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What’s a nice sporterized Lee-Enfield worth?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by G.A.Pster, Oct 18, 2008.

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  1. G.A.Pster

    G.A.Pster Member

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    What’s a nice sporterized Lee-Enfield worth?

    A friend of mine has a very nice sporterized Lee-Enfield (303 British) , I could get it for under $100, I looked at it a year or so ago, but at the time I didn’t buy it because it was just one more gun I’d have to feed (and in a relatively rare caliber no less.)
    Since it was a while ago I don’t remember what model it was, but I do remember it was very nice and in good condition, and had well done checkering, and it may have even had a darker wood inlay on the front, I don't remember.

    With the economy in a nosedive, I think turning money (which devaluates) into a gun (which usually don’t devaluate) may be a good idea.

    What’s it worth? More or less than a hundred bucks?
     
  2. R.W.Dale

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    If it's a plain jane sporterization of a SMLE than $100 would be a good buy price.



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    If it's an older rifle that was built as a sporting arm such as a Lee Speed the value could be exponentially higher
     
  3. p2000sk

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    At a minimum...
    It is worth the smile on your heirs faces.
    Buy it, for it shall not let you down.
     
  4. Starship1st

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    Buy it. $100.00 is a good price. :cool:
     
  5. Horsemany

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    1/2 of if it were not sporterized.
     
  6. Jeff F

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    The make a nice hunting rifle. $100 is a good price.
     
  7. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Key word is "nice". A *nice* one is worth anywhere from $150 to $225 or a bit more if fancy engraved stock, etc.
     
  8. 351 WINCHESTER

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    If it is a nice one with a good bore $100. is a deal. I know the economy is in the toilet and probably will be for some time to come, but if can squeeze it into your budged I'd go for it.
     
  9. G.A.Pster

    G.A.Pster Member

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    Thanks all for the input. :)
     
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