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  1. KJD

    KJD New Member

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    So i was given this rifle and I would like to know more about it. A friend said it looked like it could be from WW2. I have no clue if it is. I really just want to know the name of the rifle and what ammo is uses.

    I only have one pic at the moment but I will get more and post them later. It’s the gun in the middle that is in question.

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    13667648-1859-4A5F-B5A5-8A92613065BD.jpeg
     
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    Looks like an Enfield (British).Commonly referred to as a "Jungle Carbine". Should be stamped on the metal band where the rear stock meets the weapon.Could be a No.1
    MkIV. Ammo .303 British.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Gordon,
    Nice catch.I was not sure on the the correct designation.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    No worries- had to check meself! :D
     
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    Please watch out Chibobber, there are a lot of fakes out there!
     
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    The rear sight arrangement is very different from the rifle version.The cut down fakes can not duplicate it.
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  9. KJD

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    Hey guys thanks for the info. This was handed down from my grandfather to my Dad and now me. He was a big time collector and unfortunately this is all that is left. Seems to be in pretty good shape. I’m gonna get it looked at and then maybe take it out to the range.
     
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    Too much morphine. I kept wondering how those long guns were mounted on that wall.
     
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    Hi there. Is it M1 Grand in the middle?
     
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    Ian Skennerton's books are the best ones out there on the Lee Enfield, The Lee Enfield Story.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    Not even remotely close. No resemblance at all. Also, please note that it is M1 "Garand" (pronounced G-errand) , not "Grand"
     
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    Very nice ! True 'Jungle Carbines' are now very sought-after ( despite seeing limited WWII usage ).

    I enjoyed firing one of these years ago ( yes ! even in the UK.... ). The received wisdom is that they have 'a kick like a mule' but, as with many full-cartridge rifles, if you keep it very tight to your shoulder and don't 'flinch', it's no problem.

    But....for sure it's L O U D ! :eek:
     
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    I like the pepperpot silencer on the rifle at the bottom (or left depending on orientation) of the photo.
     
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    That's a muzzle brake for a 105 mm howitizer.
     
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    It is not. The muzzle blast from a 105mm howitzer would crumple that like a pop can.
     
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    OK, 95 mm howitizer from the Churchil infanry support tank.

    BTW, had a friend who put a pop can over the muzzle of a rifle and took a shot. Still loud and can blossomed out. I doubt if there was any "flash suppression" as intended.
     
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    You are referring to the cylindrical object visible next to the bottom (or left of the photo) next to the air rifle in the picture accompanying the original post? I cant assure you that isn't a muzzle brake for any sort of artillery piece.
     
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