Who’s got em?

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!

Bore is bright and shiny on this war relic. The front site and muzzle is chocked full of cosmoline for packaging and preservation.

The bolt, receiver and action on this "Enfield" is smooth and tight. The rear site is still fully adjustable and in pristine condition as well. I wonder if there was something to the allied forces winning the war and shooting rear aperture sites instead of the axis's affinity for the notch and blade style?


Was able to get out this afternoon and get some sharper pics of the “new” rifle. Enjoy at the GALLERY!

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2 Responses to World War Surplus Battle Rifles…

  1. Mick says:

    Hey Ebbs,
    Be careful not to post the serial no.s of your guns on the net.
    There are some nasty people out there who may make trouble if you do.

    Cheers Mick

    • Ebbs says:

      Thanks, Mick. Never do with modern handguns and rifles. Not worried so much about the surplus guns but THANKS for looking out for us. :)

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