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Old 10-28-2012, 04:44 AM   #27316
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I brought this home today. It's a Fazakerly dated 5/46 with a two digit serial number, and overall in very good shape. Really makes me want to slap the moran who drilled the receiver.
It's a dead ringer for a Lee Enfield Jungle carbine.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #27317
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It's a dead ringer for a Lee Enfield Jungle carbine.
because it is. made at Royal Ordinance Factory Fazakerly, near Liverpool. they made them during the war, but only service rifles were designated 'rifle No5' privately made post war rifles were called whatever buyers and importers wanted to call them. "jungle carbine" was never an official name. doesnt stay zeroed, makes more noise than an A bomb and the muzzle flash can be seen from space. cool.

the first gun i ever fired was a No8 training rifle, in the navy cadets. a SMLE converted to .22LR but weight, balance and all dimensions the same as a .303. heavy for a 8yr old kid but bench or prone on a sandbag it was a beauty, and the weight made it feel virtually recoilless. after six months on the .22s a full power .303 was a bit of a shock!
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:00 AM   #27318
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because it is. made at Royal Ordinance Factory Fazakerly, near Liverpool. they made them during the war, but only service rifles were designated 'rifle No5' privately made post war rifles were called whatever buyers and importers wanted to call them. "jungle carbine" was never an official name. doesnt stay zeroed, makes more noise than an A bomb and the muzzle flash can be seen from space. cool.

the first gun i ever fired was a No8 training rifle, in the navy cadets. a SMLE converted to .22LR but weight, balance and all dimensions the same as a .303. heavy for a 8yr old kid but bench or prone on a sandbag it was a beauty, and the weight made it feel virtually recoilless. after six months on the .22s a full power .303 was a bit of a shock!
The .303 was my first "big" rifle, I carried it moose hunting for a couple of years - also at eight years of age
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #27319
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My father bought his "Jungle Carbine" sometime in the sixties, I believe. He bought it at a local store for something like $25.00. When he got married, he gave the rifle to my grandfather, his FIL. When my grandfather passed on, the rifle, and some others, came to me. I was a teen at the time, and I guess my parents didn't think I should have them. They sent them to an auction house, and i'm sure they got very little money for them.

At the time I thought that Enfield was just the coolest thing ever. I always wanted to shoot it, but never was able to. I've wanted one ever since. In the past several years, as i'm sure many of you are aware, the price on them has skyrocketed. I found this one for a (relatively) good deal.

I can't wait to go to the range and think about my Grandfather some more.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:02 PM   #27320
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #27321
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My father bought his "Jungle Carbine" sometime in the sixties, I believe. He bought it at a local store for something like $25.00. When he got married, he gave the rifle to my grandfather, his FIL. When my grandfather passed on, the rifle, and some others, came to me. I was a teen at the time, and I guess my parents didn't think I should have them. They sent them to an auction house, and i'm sure they got very little money for them.

At the time I thought that Enfield was just the coolest thing ever. I always wanted to shoot it, but never was able to. I've wanted one ever since. In the past several years, as i'm sure many of you are aware, the price on them has skyrocketed. I found this one for a (relatively) good deal.

I can't wait to go to the range and think about my Grandfather some more.
It really benefits from a good glass bedding job
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:52 PM   #27322
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Here are a few of my toys...

Built this Mega MaTen


My son shooting the M-14


M-14, FN-FAL and M1A Socom 16


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Ares Defense Belt Fed upper on a registered M16
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:15 PM   #27323
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Whats with the PRS stock on a select fire? nice collection
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #27324
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Someone throw out some suggestion for a good CC belt.

Something that won't soften too much and will still fit through regular belt loops.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #27325
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Someone throw out some suggestion for a good CC belt.

Something that won't soften too much and will still fit through regular belt loops.
This is what I've got and love it. They have a "duty" belt which I wondered if it would hold up with a pistol and not roll because of the weight. The trainer version looked to be almost double the thickness of the duty belt. I hang a 1911 off the side and have not had any issues.

http://www.511tactical.com/All-Produ...1-12-Wide.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #27326
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I have a friend who got one of these belts and is happy with it (not sure exactly which one): http://thebeltman.net/
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #27327
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Whats with the PRS stock on a select fire? nice collection
Simple answer....weight. The Ares upper is gas piston driven and needs a lot of gas to operate the belt fed mechanism and that makes it a bit un controllable to hit a target. We usually shoot it from the bipod and the weight and the adjustable fit of the PRS make it a lot nicer to shoot.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #27328
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Someone throw out some suggestion for a good CC belt.

Something that won't soften too much and will still fit through regular belt loops.
Wilderness Tactical make some good stuff and not ridiculously expensive like other gun belts I've seen. You have a choice of two styles, 3 widths, several colors and whatever length you need plus various degrees of stiffness/support.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #27329
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Someone throw out some suggestion for a good CC belt.

Something that won't soften too much and will still fit through regular belt loops.
Billy McCabe does awesome work. I have several of his holsters and he is a guy that loves his work and it shows in a quality product. On one order that was overdue i emailed him and he had overlooked my order. He replied back the next day that he stayed late just to do my holster and next day ups'd it to me for no extra charge! You dont find service like that much anymore.

http://mccabescustomleather.com/?page=belts
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:42 PM   #27330
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