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What happened to the "junk" Enfields?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dionysusigma, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. Dionysusigma

    Dionysusigma Member

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    Pretty much as the title says... I remember back when I got into this hobby/ addiction/ sport/ lifestyle/ whatever of guns and gun collecting that there were a bunch, and I mean a bunch, of No.1 Mk.III Enfields that had wire-wrapping on them for grenade launching.

    I haven't seen one in years. Where did they all go? Does anyone still have them in stock for as low a price as they were?

    Or am I getting old and reminiscing on the "Good 'ole Days?" :uhoh:
     
  2. Flyboy73

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    I picked one up at dunhams about 2 years ago. Had another in stock as of a few months ago. I think i bought it around 140. I have seen them at auction arms for auction.

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    I know a guy in NC who just sold about a dozen of them, some with grenade launchers, some with not. They were just Indian Lee Enfields that were reinforced with the wire for firing the grenades so it didn't crack the stock.
     
  4. cracked butt

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    I have one that I bought last year. The bore is really good on it, it shoots well, its anything but pretty and lets just say that the chamber is on the generous side.

    A local Dunham's has one on the rack BTW, so they must still be out there somewhere.
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  5. Rebeldon

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    I don't know what happened to them. I used to have one cambered for .308, but I was an idiot and sold it. It's the only gun that I sold that I really regret selling, and I've sold many.
     
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    Really, I'd like to find a couple good parts guns. :(
     
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    huh..din't know the wire had a purpose

    Just saw one a few weeks ago at a Dunhams. Was there looking for an M44 so didn't really pay attention to it. I thought the wire wrapping was to keep the old beater from falling apart....shows how much I know! :)
     
  8. cracked butt

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    Don't feel bad, I used to think that Indians had converted rifles with shot out barrels to grenade launchers because I had seen one in the past with a bad barrel, little did I know. ;)
     
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