AK finally came pics of that and a springfield 1903?

Sizzle

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Got my AK today and its way better than the last one. Sights are only slightly canted to the left but a vice grip and rubber mallet should fix that. My buddy was also handed down a rifle that his grandfather supposedly used in WW2 he was told it is a springfield 1903. Obviously the scope is newer but we were wondering exactly what we have here. now for the gun porn!!









 

fiundagner

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Nice looking AK, but thats not a 1903. I'm pretty sure its an Enfield, the rear of the bolt is very distinctive, and it appears to have a well for a detachable magazine.
 

fordnut

Active Member
The band around the stock is a dead give away...I have to think it is an Enfield, also...

Neat gun...

Steve
 

fordnut

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Do you know what caliber it is???? Lets be careful out there...Some of those old Enfields were modified by lots of people to STRANGE calibers. They had great actions and people used them a lot to hunt with...and change calibers///

Steve
 

Sizzle

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It came with some 303 british ammo..it cycles that but we havent shot it yet..hopefully when i get back from florida on sunday we wil have a chance..
 

Enjay

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Ebay has quite a bit to say about it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee-Enfield#Rifle_No_4

It even specifically mentions your rifle:
During the course of the Second World War, the No. 4 rifle was further simplified for mass-production with the creation of the No. 4 Mk I* in 1942, with the bolt release catch replaced by a simpler notch on the bolt track of the rifle's receiver. It was produced only in North America, by Long Branch Arsenal in Canada and Savage-Stevens Firearms in the USA. The No.4 Mk I rifle was primarily produced in the United Kingdom.
Looks like he has a pretty neat Lee-Enfield there. :)
 

Midnight Raver

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Back in WWI the American army needed more rifles when they went "Over there". A bunch of Enfields were bought chambered in .30-06, you can bet they sure packed a wallop! Since that one was made during WWII it is a good bet that it is chambered for .303- however, where is the magazine? Can't really tell from the pics, but if the magazine well is sealed off who knows what has been done to it. A lot of post war rifles have been modded or sporterized over the years. Best have somebody in the know check it out. Hey Schultz, you have experience with Enfields- any insights on this?
 

Sizzle

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Midnight Raver said:
SmokinTurkey said:
It doesn't looked blocked in one of the pictures. I think it's just missing. Either way, fun rifles.
Without question! :cool:
I do have the magazine. Its a 10 rounder hopefully this weekend I can make it to the range to see how it shoots. 303 is an expensive round eh?
 
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