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Hey Hoadie,
yea i know all about that 30.06 being over rated yes it is a good round kill a man out and beyond 500 yrds. as my Dad told me. He knows and he has. but as for hunting in my area you really dont need that much power. I have never hunted with the .303
YET! but this comeing season one of the 2 Enfeilds will be putting some Venison in my freezer.
Just by looking at the round it look's like it could do the job.and from what i have read of Dave's exploits I beleive a White tail stands no chance. or any other  game in the U.S. for that matter.
And for the not invented hear fear,yes you hit the nail on the head! many of my naighbors hear think 30.06 and think when you reply that you are shooting .308 that man thats big. and the 30.06 has more powder behind it.  it is nothing more than ignorance of the round that you inherit. thus i give you the 30.06   no one will admit that they are over powerd with the round they use hear. if they do they usually go under powerd.
Most of the shots taken hear in my area are less than 150yds .  A patatoe gun can shoot that far. i shoot Beer cans at 100yds for fun. Tell ya the truth the last deer i killed was no more than 75 to 80 yrds away. last day of this past season( 4 point buck)
Erlyer that season a doe last day for doe. she was moveing away from me at about 100 to 125yrds. through light to medium cover. droped here in her tracks.
These two deer are the main reason i have chosen to use the/one of/ Enfields next season. ya see my buddy says its because of the scope. so i told him wile holding the Enfield with the yellow paint that this is what i will hunt with next year, so he will have a break. I will still out hunt him! so i will have to keep you posted on this coming season, you might have to remind me though.
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No disrespect intended my good friend, but the reason the Americans don't recognize the Enfield goes back quite a ways. It's the " Not Invented Here" mantra the U.S. Gov't took that damn near cost us the war!!!(WWII)
If you read the hunting/fishing mags (all published stateside)they REALLY down play the Enfield rifles -if they list them at all. America's calibre is 30.06. In the first war - once our Yank friends got there- theres MANY accounts of the "doughboys" ditchin thier Springfields for the Enfield, when given the opportunity.
Getting back to the "mantra" - we BEGGED the U.S. gov't to help us build MOSQUITOS - they wouldn't.British design-so they built the Lightning instead...What a piece of crap! Wasn't till the later models that they became a decent platform. We Begged the yanks to help us with OUR version of the Sherman, nothin doin. etc etc etc I could go on & on. If you want more info I can provide it off forum.
I'm so glad that a following of knowledgeble people statside is beginning to take hold.
Good on ya,Reb. & spread the word!!
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I'm leaving mine with the yellow paint on the muzzle. every one that see's it always asks why the paint? I just smile and say "ya dont know nothing about Enfields buddy?" wich at the time i dont let on to- that im a novice at them myself, ha what they dont know wont hurt them. I was into Mausers thats what I have chased for so many years. Mausers and Russian nagants.
When i was 16 years old i shot an Enfield Jungel carbine. A freind of mine and my cousin had been given one by his uncle. we went out and shot it, I was scared to shoot it. I thought it would kick. but I finaly I shot it and begged to shoot it again.
they said no. you waited to long, Im shooting the rest of the bullets my buddy said.
so that was it.I got hooked on mausers and never looked back. untill i made an order with Ammostore.com and they had this Enfield so i figured I should order one since i already have Tukish, Yugo's, Bosnians,Spanish Mausers. and some Russian rifles as well.
But this first Enfield, it did something for me that no other rifle has done.(the yellow paint one) it is a lot of weapon to behold in your hands. it feels good,looks good, and has a lot of history along with it. Unfortunately it is a rifle that not too many people talk about these days, in my area at least.  But that is about to change. they may not talk about it but they will definitely HEAR ONE NOW!
Ya see Im the one that makes the noise in this area. My naighbors know when im home! 
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Originally posted by 303carbine 303carbine wrote:

My No1MKIII  Lithgow rifle had the yellow paint on the bayo lug and some on the wood when I bought it. According to Skennerton the paint was applied to cadet  rifles. I took some furniture stripper and removed it and now it looks like it should. Its kind of  like removing  bird crap from the statue of Liberty.



we were discussin this subject a little while back.(I had some on the stock of my martini Henry) I have an original Enfield bayo - for my 1858 Enfield - it has White paint across the lock ring(sticks like sh** to a blanket) was unsuccessful in trying to remove it - then realized I'm better off leaving it on.
I think the white paint is for the same reason -different era/parts.
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 yeh i gotta agree with hoadie. i like things original and marked as they were made...but... its personal preference and its your bayo.



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I don't think you shoulda done that. It may bugger up the value. I'm far from bein an expert - but methinks thats the way it goes.
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My No1MKIII  Lithgow rifle had the yellow paint on the bayo lug and some on the wood when I bought it. According to Skennerton the paint was applied to cadet  rifles. I took some furniture stripper and removed it and now it looks like it should. Its kind of  like removing  bird crap from the statue of Liberty.

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 Dave...i remember my first shot of  my first centrefire, but it werent a rifle.

 my 12g shotgun "side b side".. shot it both triggers with sg's in the spouts..bruised my cheek, near broke my collar bone...AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!  ah memories. hence my email address!

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Originally posted by Dunno Dunno wrote:

well i am takin me gun out shooting today and have my stripper clips ready to go. my clip will be full of 10 rounds.

cheers!!!



 I'm sure there is not one of us here that has  memories of taking their first shots with their First  Rifle esp  a Centre Fire ! I'm not talking about someone who let you have a shot of theirs .I mean your first Owned rifle ! Good luck & enjoy & in the words of Breaker Morant ........Shoot straight you Bastards !

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well i am takin me gun out shooting today and have my stripper clips ready to go. my clip will be full of 10 rounds.

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Yanks ! If your gonna deal with Enfields, use the proper terminology...RIFLE, not "gun" (it isn't a shotgun.) & MAGAZINE, not clip, & CHARGER, not stripper!! Man, what y'all do to the good king's english!!
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Well anyhow, I relally enjoyed the feed back on my enfield, I really dont care about worth in $$$$$ but the gun means a lot to me i had a hard time getting the gun in the fist time after having problems with not having the other gun that i wanted  they decided to hold every thing till the other guns came inthat was 2/8/06 then when the shipment came in I hade an SKS instead of my enfield well i bought another one from my favorite place in town while waiting on the # Mark III  Its a No# 4 MKI ROF (F) 6/43 . Its pretty sweet!  My son and i shot it the day i got it . I realy like the feel of these old beuties.  hey the No#4 has no yellow paint on it.  well let me go i've got a date with the dentist and it not going to be nice. talk to yall some more latter
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NOW I remember!! Uhhh....oh yeah- that yellow paint is more common than you might think. Thar was some on my Martini Henry - but it was in the grooves of the numbers that were stamped into the stock. & It's also found on Tony's knickers.

I think there is/was something about white paint, too.
My ORIGINAL bayo for my 1858 Enfield has the white paint acroos the twist band.(No - it's not from surrendering, or "colours that run !"
As for more valuable - I think he means that if you try to remove it - it will bring the value down.
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I've been giving this some thought ! & have come up with the yellow band means it was for issue for soldiers like me ! Born with the brains & Body of a hero .....But cursed with the legs of a coward  I was actualy given the RFE (retreating from the enemy)


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 more valueable probably in the sense that they are rare as rockin horse poop i think...

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because it has the yellow paint on it, dose it mean it is more valueable?
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