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    Posted: February 07 2018 at 8:18pm
There was an add in a local paper stating that an Enfield Jungle Carbine was for sale,only $400.00. I thought it might be a Santa Fe knock off. Drive out to meet the guy,took a quick glance,asked if he really wanted $400.00 for it,he said yes. It's a real one.
He gave me two boxes of ammo and a bayonet for it
It needs some TLC but,other then that,I think I did okay...
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The bayonet is worth what you paid for the whole rifle. Very nice find at a great price.
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I could not believe that those bayonets are that expensive,until I saw the prices. I thought my cruciform bayonet was an expensive one,"paid ten whole American dollars for it." All I know with any amount of certainty is that I did extremely well on this purchase
Stripped it down to bare bones when I got home tonight. No issues that I can see or feel. The wood is great with no cracks. The bolt, barrel,and magazine have the same serial number as the receiver so,that's another plus. The serial number I need some help with. AB 2197, Is that an extremely low number or am I looking at this the wrong way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 4:20am
Nice grab!

Took me a long time to get a bayo & scabbard for mine.
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Great buy!
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Now you can go out and hurting your lugs shooting it!
 
Great looking rifle and Great price!  Congrats on such a good find.
When I had one, I put a regular N0 4 buttstock on it, as there was is less felt recoil with the full width brass buttplate.
 
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AWESOME DEAL!
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I've never owned one. Kind of a bucket list thing with me. The guy that owned it put a clear laquer finish on the wood. I'm going to leave that alone. He did also put the clear laquer all over the barrel, trigger guard, magazine, and buttpad. I'm taking all the metal to a wire wheel and some paint stripper,and then the wire wheel again. I will then spray it with stove paint.
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Took my first Ferrel pig with one years ago out in the Shaperal Bush along the central coast. 185g Remington soft point at 75 yards. Almost started a brush fire from the muzzle blast. LOL I still have that box of ammo with fifteen rounds left but the rifle is long gone. Stolen by some kids up the street who are still in the klink for other activity.

Nice score on #5
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Goosic. I'm curious as to leaving the laquer finish on the furniture.
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I was so fortunate..My recoil butt pad was pooched. Hard hard hard, cracked & discoloured.
Rhino shows up here a couple years ago with a new recoil pad - still in the wrapper!!

What a mate!!
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Goosic. I'm curious as to leaving the laquer finish on the furniture.

I don't want to muddy up the color of the wood underneath the laquer...
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The wire wheel is a bit drastic! How about multiple coats of industrial strength paint stripper or solvent?Evil Smile
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"NOT AN ENFIELD!!!" I just done a buddy's Cooey. Same thing. Stock, iron, all encased in laquer! I stripped the wood (but totally understand why you don't won't too). Put the iron in an old plastic roof gutter I had kicking around. Lathered steel parts in varnish remover. Drove to the nearest self serve car wash. Put tray on the ground then hit it with gentle soap, then rinse. They also has an air station so blew everything out. All varnish and old oil gone! Water was hot enough to kinda of evaporate. No bluing touched. Looks nice!
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Goosic,
 
Are you joshing us about the wire wheel?  'cos if you Aren't we will have to break all your fingers, slow like , so you get to enjoy it!
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It's a brass wire wheel for a Dremel tool. I have it soaking in paint thinner right now.
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