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my little Enfield project...

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Topic: my little Enfield project...
Posted By: MarkMcM
Subject: my little Enfield project...
Date Posted: October 07 2021 at 12:20pm
Hi All,

When I got this, it was a hideously sporterized dispersal rifle.  So, I adjusted the modification (using Long Lee parts) to a BSA officer's carbine.  I rather like it!  Smile



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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: October 07 2021 at 8:16pm
now thats different , and nicely done , id never have thought to put long lee parts on a world war two BSA mk III* but i rather like the looks , 

will it take a P1888 bayonet ? 


Posted By: MarkMcM
Date Posted: October 08 2021 at 6:02am
Thanks!  I wanted to do something a little more interesting than the standard "truck gun" modification and was inspired by this BSA catalog page.  Yes, it takes a P1888.  Have one up for grabs by any chance? 





Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: October 08 2021 at 8:26pm
i had one but no longer have it - gone a year ago i believe when i divested my collection but they are not hard to find - shop a bit to get a good price tho , 


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 12:21am
I like what you have done with that. Do you have any photos of before the restoration?

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Posted By: Marco1010
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 2:15pm
a nice 5 round fish belly magazine would top that project off nicely !


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 2:34pm
 Nicely done indeed. On that ad if I`m reading it right, the officers models are were quite pricey way back when, 135 pounds, in the 19 teens that would have been around $500, a pretty penny for sure.


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Posted By: Marco1010
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 5:56pm
if you factored in inflation since 1920 then 135 UK pounds it would cost 6120 UK pounds in 2021 ($8311 US dollars).   Not sure I would be rushing to fork out that much these days !!


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 6:39pm
me either and back then it was a cost that many thought too much for an "old rifle" , sure glad my dad thought well enough of springfields and enfields to buy them from the barrel in sears back then - i might never have gained all these great friends and collected all those fine rifles over the years , it was something worth doing , 


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 6:43pm
Good job! I like your rifle very much!

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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: October 09 2021 at 11:22pm
I'm not sure that the advert prices are in pounds. 
I think it's shillings. So divide the price by 20 to get the cost in pounds. If I remember correctly!


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Posted By: Marco1010
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 12:15am
Thanks Zed ! pounds , shilling and pence before my generation.
$415 then , well probably a bargain then. better call BSA and order a few. Maybe the parts are still in the back of the warehouse somewhere ?

Actually there was a video on Youtube somewhere of sore urbex (urban explorers) visiting parker hale's abandoned factory some years back, mountains of crates full of parts rotting away. stacks of skeletonised rifles still there.  wonder what happened to it all..........


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 4:46am
I think I was 6 when it went decimal. 

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Posted By: MarkMcM
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 6:25am
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the kind words!  I’d love to find a correct 5 rounder for it as it would really complete the rebuild.  Sadly I didn’t think to take a before pic, but I can post a pic of the box-o-salvaged-metal! (anybody need a charger bridge?) Wink




Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 12:25pm
Yes, those prices are in Shillings / Pence.
12 pence to a shilling 20 shillings (240 pence) to the pound.


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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: October 10 2021 at 1:51pm
It would be worth looking for the 5 round mag. Or you could make one.

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Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: October 11 2021 at 7:59pm
What are we looking for here ?


Cheers

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Posted By: MarkMcM
Date Posted: October 11 2021 at 9:49pm
mmmm.... not really that.  Looks more like this:




Posted By: SGonger
Date Posted: October 12 2021 at 5:32am
Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Yes, those prices are in Shillings / Pence.
12 pence to a shilling 20 shillings (240 pence) to the pound.
Or two bunnies for a bob & 40 bunnies to a pound day’s......that I can remember LOL👍


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