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    Posted: March 08 2009 at 7:04am
This must be my year for Enfields. I was at the gun shop yesterday doing the paperwork for a transfer of a '43 BSA I just picked up from a co-worker. The shop manager's father ( over 80yrs old) was hanging around. While I was doing the paperwork, he was looking over the rifle. "These are great deer rifles" he said. "We used to pick them up for $30 dollars in a barrel at the shop. You cut them here and here ( pointing to the stock and barrel) and they were pretty good deer guns" " The best part was if you got your deer away from camp, you could just leave the rifle so you wouldn't have to carry it."
I hope he was kidding.
Is it OK to hit really old guys?

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i think in some circles that might be frowned upon, especially a gun shop....and where do you live that you have to fill out paper work to transfer a firearm?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ed Hill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2009 at 10:31am
Schmidlin, here in the PRK, the proud people who brought you Nancy Pelosi, we get our bags searched going INTO gun shows.  If I had a Federal C&R license I could transfer C&R long guns ( rifles ) and keep my own paperwork, but otherwise, all rifle and pistol transfers involve the State Dept of Justice, FBI and local law enforcement along with $30 for the privelige.
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You live in the Fine Peoples Socialist Republic of California Ed?
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"the proud people who brought you Nancy Pelosi"

We'll forgive you if you'll take her back.        Big smile

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"the proud people who brought you Nancy Pelosi"

We'll forgive you if you'll take her back.        Big smile

Thresher, we figure we're better off with her in D.C.!
Yes, Cookie, I'm in Northern/Eastern CA, between Folsom and Placerville, not to far from Eric. Most of the interior and far North in KA are convervative, but we're out voted by the big cities and coastal folks.

We grow some strange politicians here. Gavin Newsome is the Mayor of S.F., and wants to run for Gov, as a basis to run for President. Last year he had an affair with the alcoholic wife of a campaign manager he called his best friend, the wife was also an employee in his office, and the city paid them both to hush it up. He then came out for Gay marriage and had the city perform some illegal wedding ceremonies. He really thinks he is still electable, and who knows, in this crazy place they may elect him governor!

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Or Grand Poo-Bah!!
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And to think the U.S. actually fought a war to get California!
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If they knew what they know now may have let them keep it
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Oh, don't worry, we're givin it back, piece by piece...

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Ed,
We need to get together, at the range, again.  I would be happy to come out your way. 
 
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Eric, I'm shooting at El Dorado Rod and Gun or Sac Valley Shooting. Ione is better for the rifles but costs $10. If you haven't made it out there yet, we should go so you can look around.
I'll email you after I get the BSA.
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" The best part was if you got your deer away from camp, you could just leave the rifle so you wouldn't have to carry it."
I'd be asking him whereabouts he left them allWink
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cookie Monster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2009 at 3:13am

Would'nt that be nice taking a hike in the wood and stumble upon a few Enfiled treasures

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What I did to my No.4Mk.2 might be a "bubba" job to a collector, but I made it a shooter and utility rifle instead (NOT "sporterized"). When I bought it (cheap) the bore looked pitted, the finish was mostly gone with rust, the wood was all dried out with splinters and the buttstock was loose. It's marked:   UF 55 A  (5 digit ser #).

The pitting turned out to be gaps in a heavy buildup of nickel. The bore shows some wear but is smooth and shiny. The buttstock was heated and saturated with linseed oil. The rest of the wood was likewise saturated with linseed oil.
The metalwork was steel-wooled down to remove all traces of rust (or "patina") and gone over with cold blue. The metal parts were then thouroughly coated with rust-inhibiting grease and the rifle was completely reassembled. It now shoots close to minute of angle with the battle sight and looks pretty decent (at least well cared for).
While I might have reduced it's value as a collectors item, It's now preserved for generations (with proper care) and back in service as an excellent shooter.
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Smokey, as long as no hacksaw was involved, I won't call it Bubbaed!  My recent purchase noI mkIII has the stock cut and the hand guards removed. The rear sight protector was removed and the gaps carefully patched with matching wood, very nice job. The barrel and sights were left alone. I'm still debating wether to put original wood back on or not. It's not in great condition, and will never be "original". It is however, a great shooter and handles nicely. If I still deer hunted, this would be my pick.
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