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Topic: Those Aussie Enfields in 308...
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Those Aussie Enfields in 308...
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:01am
Remember a good while back when AIA (the name could be wrong) were selling their new version of the Lee Enfield? I saw a bunch at a gun show 10-15 years ago. I think it was the supplier. 308 for the No 4 clone and 7.62x39 for the jungle carbine. Anyone ever by one? Seems to me back then they were about $750. I believe the company no longer exists.



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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 8:33am
They looked like Lee Enfields, but weren't. Almost nothing was interchangeable.  IIRC they were banned from import because they were actually made in Viet Nam.


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Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 10:44am
I saw one at a show in Las Vegas years ago. It was in a plastic case marked not for sale. The vendor was trying to take pre-orders at well over $1K. Some time later I looked at the 7.62X39 rifle at the Cow Palace in SF.

Nice looking rifles and great wood, I believe it was Teak wood.

To rich for me.


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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 12:18pm
I believe you are correct in the wood.


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:14pm
yes it was teakwood , i thought heavy but not sure that to be true , not real enfields or commercial sporters either , 


Posted By: maxwell smart
Date Posted: January 16 2018 at 6:23am
I have two; one in 7.62 x 51 and the other in 7.62 x 39.

Nice solid rifles, teak furniture, quite heavy.  Quite happy with them.

Different bolt head set up to a .303, with the case head shrouded, and a plunger ejector.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 16 2018 at 6:24am
Good shooters? If I recall, didn't they come with a Pickinny scope rail?


Posted By: maxwell smart
Date Posted: January 16 2018 at 6:39am
Yes, they came drilled and tapped for a picatinny rail.

I'm reasonably happy with the accuracy, although it is no better than the heavy-barrelled No 4 7.62 which I have.

The M-14 style magazines tend to be a bit limiting in cartridge overall length.



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