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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A special post. .303 British surplus for sale!



This almost never happens. Haven't seen any in ages.   I rushed down here to pass the word, and then I am ordering myself some.





Midway is selling surplus .303 British. Both Paki and British production.


Link to Midway information on the .303 British is above.








Why I really love the Lee Enfield.  My favorite is the MKIII.  I like the MK.IV 1 and 2.  I can shoot the jungle carbine.




9 comments:

  1. I always wanted a .303 but never got one. Now, my gun-buying days are over. I have 12 ga, a .22 and a .54 smoothbore. Those will have to do me now.

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  2. I am addicted to the Lee Enfield MK. 111. I like them as well as I like Mausers, and that's saying something. Nothing wrong with a good 12gauge. It will serve you well when the goblins are coming through the wire.😉

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  3. I also have a thing for the mark III. They just look so British, and still shoot decently. I have one that was made in 1916, and issued to the Aussies, I guess after Gallipoli. It has a WW1 Aussie defense dept stamp. Then it has a 2nd Military district of Australia, which I have been told is New South Wales, and finally a WW2 Aussie defense dept stamp. All that history written right on the receiver... Hard to beat. I recently (last couple years anyway) picked up a 1918 BSA that is ALL matching. By that I mean all the small parts have BSA inspectors marks and so on.(All the major numbers match as well) It is well used, but evidently has never really been rebuilt along the way. Time to go order some more ammo, thanks for the tip...

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    1. Those are some nice guns you have there. A gun that hasn't been factory refurbished and is still all original is virtually impossible to obtain. I have in the neighborhood of 16 MK III rifles and none of mine are in that category!

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  4. I don't know anything about the LE's. I was in a store last weekend that had a "Jungle C" LE. Had one of the "cone" flash hiders on it. When I shouldered it the receiver was touching my nose.
    I've been wondering if it was cut down or if that was original.

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    1. You have to take it apart and see if the lightning cuts are under the wood. I have a original one, the rubber butt pat is dried out and like a rock. That thing kicks hard when you fire it.

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  5. I had to trade a MINT Swedish Mauser to get it. Either someone spent a lot of time tracking down "matching" parts, or it somehow escaped the armorers hands over the years. The barrel matches the gun, dated '18, and it still has the early round cocking knob. I only have 4, but this is a pride and joy gun. I restore British cars for a living, seems natural to collect British rifles...

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    1. I only let go of a Swedish mauser once in my life. Back before web pages, when the net was just bulletin boards, I met this Brit on line. He came to Atlanta on business and brought me an item I really wanted for my collection. In return I gave him an unissued Swede. Remember the scene in Jeremiah Johnson when he gives the flathead chief the horses and scalps, and his buddy says "you done went and give him a gift! If he cain't give you a better one, it's an insult!"

      It was kind of like that. I wanted to give him a better gift so I would not feel beholden.

      You must be loaded to collect cars. I spend too much keeping my vehicles running, let alone collecting them.I do have a brother in law who collects Corvettes. He buys them. Drives them for a year, then puts them under a tarp in a long, low shed and buys a new one. Makes no sense to me but then he thinks I am crazy for collecting some of the things I do.


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  6. Nope, last thing I am is loaded. I restore them for other folks..Like they say, it's a living. I have a small place, 2 people, so keeping one's head above water can be a challenge..

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