London Small Arms rifle made for African safaris in .303 Enfield. Not a sporterized ex military rifle. Custom made hunting rifle.
I am happy I did not see those guns destroyed I would have been I'll. This is a beautiful rifle.The story? Bought it from a Canadian gun store in Vancouver BC. think I gave 600 canadian at the time. Lots of neat stuff was coming out of the woodwork up there in 2001, folks scared of the long arm registration. U should have seen some of the nice stuff that got destroyed.
Don't overlook the fact that you pay 20% LESS. Being a furrin buyer over here means you don't pay the 20% TOE - tax on everything.Oh yeah, the first was nice, but the second. Ooh. Love the color of the stock, the buttplate, the subtle engraving, but most of all, the notches on the buttstock. Imagine the stories that could tell. The maker even took the time to North/South the screws on the buttplate and grip cap.
If only import fees and hoops weren’t so obscene...
Added: 895£ isn’t that bad. Works out to just under $1200 US...
If I could be certain that it would get engraved where it could not be seen, that would be good. But I've seen waaaay too many lovely old guns go West and get engraved with near-billboard size lettering all over the darn action...I just looked up the import regs. I might have to save up and try that. I think it would take a good long while, but looks like it will only add $300-$400 or so for fees and engraving. Who knows about shipping...
If I was comfortable with the process, had the cash on hand, and had someone over there to verify condition, I’d buy that second one in a heartbeat...
Lugers only ever used four digit SN#'s'In my hands' he said, 'I'm holding a Krieghoff-made P08 pistol is near mint condition. Are you interested?' 'Nice', said Herb, 'but we already have a few of them.'
'Not with the number 0001 on it, you don't'.
Like the Colt Paterson found in the belongings of an old lady in Tyne and Wear a few years later, there is neither story nor history, given that unlike the US forces, there never was any kind of 'bringback' facility here in UK for military personnel 'liberating' guns from oppression. On troopships, MP were on every gangway watching soldiers dumping stuff in the water between ship and shore, and many a prize went in as the boys went on.
Heinrich Krieghoff's contract was for a TOTAL of 10,000 pistols - see - Military Krieghoff Lugers bear serial numbers of one through five digits without any suffix*. They began military production in 1935 with the "S" Code at serial number 1 and continued consecutively upward until approximately 13000 in early 1945. The serial numbers overlapped "variations" as defined by collectors and require some study to be certain the exact variation one is looking at.Lugers only ever used four digit SN#'s
So every 9999 guns your gona get a 0001.