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Realistic Value on a SMLE Mk V

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote frozentundra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2012 at 5:45am
Well, as englishman_ca points out, then - this is not a rifle my Grandfather-in-law brought home from WW2.  It would seem then, that somewhere along the line the family story seems to have been a bit misunderstood. Good to know. 
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Legends grow quickly, but usually not accurately. Hence the old saying in the gun trading biz. "Buy the gun, not the story"!
 
Its still a nice rifle though, don't let the *ahem* "dubious provenence" put you off.Star
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Legends grow quickly, but usually not accurately. Hence the old saying in the gun trading biz. "Buy the gun, not the story"!
 
Its still a nice rifle though, don't let the *ahem* "dubious provenence" put you off.Star

No worries on that point - This gun is really growing on me. Thumbs Up
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"Enfielditis" there is no cure & you're infected!
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LOL, and there is NO 12 step programme to help you out either! Congratulations on your new addiction!
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well you can take the step to buy more on 12 seperate occassions ........sorta spread it all out as it were over the next twelve weeks , or twelve months , or twelve years ,
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Well, gents, I haven't bought any more Lee Enfields, and I haven't sold or modified this rifle. It's been a while since I posted, but wanted to return to say thanks again for the generous information you all supplied a few years back. It certainly helped me come to what I think was a good decision about this beautiful, historic rifle. I will keep it in the family, and pass it down when the time comes. The embellished story may go with it, but it will definitely be accompanied by a more robust explanation of the value and rarity of this gun, in the hopes that the next generation and so on realize what they have and appreciate it as much as I have come to.

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