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Enfield aficionados

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by madcratebuilder, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Any Enfield aficionados here? Let's see who can ID this from the photo. What is it?

    irish02.jpg
     
  2. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    Welllll... looks like one of those No 4. Mk II's that's still in the wrap...
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    No4 MK2...................sheesh, that wasn't hard..............





















    What is it?:laugh:
     
  4. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    http://enfieldrifles.profusehost.net/
    Check this site out. It may give you more info on your gun. If that rifle is wrapped up in paper or canvas, coated in grease, they are highly desirable to collectors in that condition. So unless you plan on shooting it or dislaying it, I wouldn't unwrap it any further.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    It more than just a No4MkII Enfield made in Jan of 1955 at Fazakerly. The clue is in the serial number.
     
  6. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    1 of 55?
     
  7. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Irish Contract rifle.
     
  8. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    OK, It's a Irish contract Enfield. The serial number block of PF309348 to PF359347. Rifles in that block cause Enfield collectors to dance an Irish jig.

    After removing the cosmoline it well look like this. #'s matching bayonet. New, unfired, 55 year old No4MkII.
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If it's unfired, what good is it? :D
     
  10. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's worth a lot of money the way it is, but you know how much fun it would be to unwrap that muther and start blasting?

    Whatever you do with it, it IS very cool:thumbup:
     
  11. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    I get to pop another cherry and let me tell you they are few and far between at my age.
     
  12. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen one so nice. Excellent :) !

    Keith
     
  13. nfield4

    nfield4 Mid Willamette Valley, OR Active Member

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    Very cool. Last year the Brits made No.4's.
     
  14. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    that's a beauty.
    I used the no. 4 for about 4 years as an army cadet while before and during the introduction of the L98A1 cadet GP rifle.

    This was when I was a junior NCO during a school open day demonstation. Probably 1990. I'm the one kneeling and pointing.