I just hunted down and picked up a rearsenaled Lee Enfield Number IV, Mark 1 303 British Rifle for my Dad (http://tc4.me). Original manufacture date on it was 1944 at the Long Branch Arsenal, and though it was reconditioned the price was right and it’s in great condition and should be an even better shooter. She still has cosmoline for packing on the muzzle/front site area and the whole inside action. So it needs a good cleaning but it should be a great shooter. He’s been working on his World War (1&2) collection for a couple years now and this should make a great addition.
Sorry for the crummy pics. I was so excited last night and didn’t have my good camera but had to snap some with my phone.
What about the rest of the world out there? Do you enjoy historic military surplus rifles? Would you prefer just to own them to lookat or do you want to shoot and experience them too?
PS. Stay tuned this summer for a WHOLE SERIES on buying, shooting and collecting this awesome pieces of world history. You WON’T be disappointed. Full written and video reviews guaranteed!
Was able to get out this afternoon and get some sharper pics of the “new” rifle. Enjoy at the GALLERY!
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