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    Posted: May 16 2009 at 11:47pm
New to Enfields but you guys are getting me hooked, so now I'm on the hunt for them.

Found a No. V, Mk. 1 jungle carbine at a small gun store and they are asking $375 u.s. for it. 

The numbers match and the gun is in decent condition though there is some small light surface rust here and there and the top piece of wood on the forend is a bit loose.  Guts look good, the barrel is clean and breech doesn't have any gunk.

I don't have any pics as I was just passing through the area and didn't have a camera with me.  It's almost two hours away from my house so I would only go back to get the gun if I thought the price was fair.

Thank you for your help.
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That is about right  I have seen them run in the $300-500 range
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I paid about that for one recently, so I think it's fairly well in line with the market.

I can tell you that if I saw one like that, in similar condition, for $400 or less, it'd be VERY likely to follow me home.
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For a guy who is new to the line, how difficult is it to tighten the wobbly forend; honestly that is the thing that made me decide to think about it (along with the price)?  Is it a matter of shimming or something?
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Is the top handguard wobbly, or the actual forearm?
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It's the top handguard piece, though by wobbly I mean it rattles around; noticeable play in the fit.
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Just take it off and throw it away.

While you're at it, have that silly cone cut off the muzzle, jettison the too-heavy wood, drop the action into a fiberglass stock, and have the whole thing parkerized or cerakoted.

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Should be an easy fix by shimming underneath the metal collars at the fit ends of the handguard.
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There are a lot of "converted" (read fake) No 5's out there. These were done by various importers to increase the value of regular No 4's. Make sure the receiver is stamped as a No 5, and I have even seen that re-stamped, so do some net research on what the butt and lightning cuts look like on a real No 5 before you plunk the money down.

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Mine has a wobbly handgaurd as well. 375 is a pretty fair price for it. ive seen some go for 500, ive seen em go for 300.... Got mine for 325. 375, in good shape, decent wood, good bore, and all matching numbers.... Good deal, go get your rifle, you will love that little carbine.
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The wobbly handguard is standard....don't sweat it...thats how they were made.....
If you were out in the field with it, of course you would find a way to shut it up....try a bicycle inner tube.....or some cork.....anything that won't melt too fast from the barrel heat. Mine wobbles...never effected the accuracy of it...
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I don't know where you are so this may be off base.
Here in the PA/MD/WVa area $550 is the going rate.
Tell you what......If you don't want it for $375 I'll offer $374 & fix the wobbly handguard meself with a dab of gum & some duck tapeGeek!
 
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I paid $350 Cdn fer mine a year ago Jan.
Its in fine nick..& I still get to share a pint or two with the vet that carried it during the Mau-Mau rebellion
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The shop up Island has 4 of them all above the 500Cdn mark, they are in not bad shape.

So if you happy with the way it looks and your willing to pay that price then thats what its worth at the end of the day.  Not to mention most people on here would jump for one at that price.
 
 
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Originally posted by Saint Patton Saint Patton wrote:

New to Enfields but you guys are getting me hooked, so now I'm on the hunt for them.

Found a No. V, Mk. 1 jungle carbine at a small gun store and they are asking $375 u.s. for it. 

The numbers match and the gun is in decent condition though there is some small light surface rust here and there and the top piece of wood on the forend is a bit loose.  Guts look good, the barrel is clean and breech doesn't have any gunk.

I don't have any pics as I was just passing through the area and didn't have a camera with me.  It's almost two hours away from my house so I would only go back to get the gun if I thought the price was fair.

Thank you for your help.
 
Take the front band off and put a few layers of masking tape in the groove of the top wood, that should take the slack out of it. The rust can be taken care of with 0000 wool and gun oil, it won't take off the blueing but will remove the rust spots when done lightly. After apply gun oil to the spots where the rust was removed. That is a fair price for a No5Mk1.
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Dont know what you guys are talking about, read on another post that they are worth $50....from your neighbor....
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LMAO @ Roo, wheres that thread lol
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