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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paddyofurniture Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2017 at 8:14am
With today's CNC machines left handed Enfield's would be possible.

All you would need is a action and the other bits would fit.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

I never saw one. Everybody left handed we had was taught to shoot right handed.
All British soldiers were right handed. They may not have been when they joined but they were when they finished their training.Wink
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True, all old soldiers were taught to shoot right handed. As for me, I'm definitely left handed. If you look at the sniper in "Saving Private Ryan" then that's how I work the bolt on a rifle. Definitely slower, but there's no southpaw Lee Enfields that I know of.
Incidentally I have a couple of modern rifles and I haven't bothered to buy them in left handed form either. But (thankfully) quickness of cycling rounds doesn't prove so crucial with sporting firearms.
 
Continuing on that theme, I also don't buy left handed shotguns. That works well for me. Even a semi-auto. I thought that the ejected she!! would have hit me or at least put me off as it flies by, but it goes past that quickly I don't notice it. The advantage is that I'm able to borrow a gun and use it competently in right handed configuration and I don't have to pay the premium all manufacturers put on left handed firearms, at least they do in the UK. I'm a bit stuck if a rifle has a thumbhole stock (sorry, butt-stock in American).
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We were taught how to shoot RH and the rifles were all RH but in the field lefties were encouraged to carry left and if no lefties in a platoon every third rifle had to be pointing in the other direction
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