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Storied Lee Enfield rifle heads into retirement

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Topic: Storied Lee Enfield rifle heads into retirement
Posted By: Canuck
Subject: Storied Lee Enfield rifle heads into retirement
Date Posted: January 07 2018 at 12:04pm
I received this article from Hoadie. This is a photocopy of an original article. I had trouble finding a way of sharing this with you all and I hope the post isn't too fuzzy to read? Thanks Hoadie!!

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually



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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 08 2018 at 7:19pm
hmmmmmmmmm , im headed to retirement too , but im not complainin just yet , got a couple more years left i think [looking at three right now] 


Posted By: Link
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 5:03am
Being a newbie to the Enfield, I've seen some of the historical background but this story regarding current service is interesting.  Is there any active service use of the Enfields remaining after this?


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 8:46pm
maybe northern canada , and of coarse pakistan , india , afghanistan , iraq etc ....not really regular service i think , moldavia ????


Posted By: Link
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 3:18am
Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

maybe northern canada , and of coarse pakistan , india , afghanistan , iraq etc ....not really regular service i think , moldavia ????
I would consider "In service" if issued by the responsible government agency.  Sounds like one or two of those might be somewhat official.
Thanks!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 5:15am
As the article states, it will take a while before all the Enfields are replaced. Meanwhile - back at the ranch - the Rangers will soldier on with the Enfields. (& they'll probably get to keep 'em, as well!)

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 5:54am
I believe I read that at the request of the Rangers, they will be able to keep their old war horses. I also read that our government will be allowing the public to purchase surplus. It did not say how or when.


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 6:14am
Finger's crossed Honky!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:37am
lIKE THATS GONNA HAPPEN! They wouldn't allow the side arms to be sold off as surplus.(they destroyed them). You actually think we - the people - will be able to get our hands on a surplus Enfield from this gov't??! Yeah, right..& the leopard will change it's spots.

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 8:31am
Supposedly they're going to sell them to the rangers (at a discount, of course)!



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Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 9:14am
really - after the fact that they are required to supply most of their equipment on their own - you would think they would give them to 'em. They have to use their own snow sleds, severe cold weather clothing & most of their own tools.
What a cheap gov't

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:19pm
i ended up with two canadian made inglis - a no1 mkI* with original shoulder stock/holster and no2 mkI* 45-44 dates , so some escaped , 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:49pm
Theres more Enfields in Crown assets dept than what the Rangers have in their possession. I only want ONE!

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:58pm
here ya there .........they should be in civilian hands once retired , 


Posted By: catscratcher
Date Posted: March 10 2018 at 11:54pm
if if, and its extremely doubtful, IF they were sold to the public, they would be price at a level that would make a mint condition enfield 22 trainer with BSA barrel, un used since rebuild, with detachable magazine, less expensive then a brick of cheap federal automatch.


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: March 11 2018 at 5:15pm
i have no idea what a price point on such an item might be - i will add quickly that all of my 22 cal trainers have excellent barrels and shoot far better thayt i ever will again - heck they are worthy of bench rest rifles in some cases , they would be rifles worth buying at whatever the cast as long as you can afford them , 


Posted By: BMP
Date Posted: March 13 2018 at 2:11am
Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

here ya there .........they should be in civilian hands once retired , 


YES!

Brad


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1917 NO1. MKIII ShtLE
1943 Webley MKIV
1948 NO4. MK1 (F)



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