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I will go get some pics and post them then.
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Unfortunately, I don't subscribe to Gunutz so I can't view. Something about that site has always rubbed me the wrong way. 


I was a member for many years, then, one day went to log in and it was 'refused'.

Thinking I had forgotten my name / password I tried to start a new account - I was refused.
Did the 'contact admin' thing to be told that they no longer allowed non-Canadian residents.

Gave up.

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I have just registered again and it looks like 'I'm in'.
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Pics



The pics are not the best. It is a bit like trying to figure out the picture looking at a jigsaw puzzle one piece at a time.




No full length pic of the rifle/carbine. There appears to be some little issues. 

Seller is asking $4.5k. Still available if you are quick!

What we have here is what I believe was a volunteer style rifle that has been sportered by LSA.
The designation on the wrist, although not a govt marking, is not usually shown on sporting arms.
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I'm curious about the butt stock. Looks like a piece has been added although the grain of the wood seems to match. That price is out of my range. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Ya, that line might be remnants of a slip on rubber pad.

The thing isn't as it came from the H&H works. Sights have been changed. Receiver is drilled.

Dont know about the barrel length or front sight. Perhaps there is a reason for not showing certain details?

This was once a high end rifle nicely finished. Lots of custom options present.

Not sure if it comes cased with accessories.

Price tag is a bit optimistic. But hey, it is easier to ask high and be haggled down than it is to ask low and haggle up.
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I've always believed people can ask whatever they want for articles for sale. They own it. As a potential buyer, I can choose to pay the price or not. As I'm not much of a d**kerer, I tend to buy things that in my mind is in my price range for a particular product, and pass on those that aren't. 
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That's an interesting rear sight (& mounting place for it) I like the flip up or ghost ring idea, but I'm not sure how repeatable the position of the cocking piece is????
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What I find interesting is that this LSA made example has variations on those made by BSA.

LSA was a much lower volume maker. LSA Lee Speeds appear to be less common, if not rare.

This one has a carbine receiver (no volley provision and nice rounded edges) but the magazine is military style five rounder and the trigger guard is of the long Lee rifle rifle type.

It would likely have been a barreled action bought in by H&H, then stocked in select wood, engraved and finished.

I questioned the rear sight too. The peep sight on the cocking piece was quite common 'upgrade' back in the day. But that doesn't mean that it held zero. It gives one a longer sight radius and an aperture.
But it must be repeatable when the cocking piece bent sits on the sear, otherwise the zero would be off every time a round was chambered. Sights like these were fitted to some high end rifles.

I had a beater MLE that I stripped for parts. It had a safety catch dog bone spring attached by a longer screw into where the striker detent screw fits. Very simple field expedient that seemed to work well as a ghost ring.
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I think I found a Lee Speed on a Canadian sight. They call it a Vintage 1896 Lee Enfield No1. It has a 10 round magazine. I thought they were 5. He wants $750.
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It is an ex-service long rifle cut down into a sporter. Not a Lee Speed style sporter by any stretch of the imagination.

I had the twin to this rifle. Perhaps there was a gun smith back in the day making sporters turning them out the same style?

The seller is asking a bit too much for a mediocre sporter that is irreversibly modified. I'd be going $350 max on that one, and only if the barrel was good. I pick them up for $200-250 in this state.
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Thank you so much for confirming my doubts! I thought something wasn't right. That's why I turned to the most knowledgeable!
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actually I own this lee speed in this post.. lol I didn’t sell it yet.. I’m still unsure of value I had an over whelming response to it so I took
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