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Those Aussie Enfields in 308...

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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.

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.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)

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.

The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are

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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