Lee Enfield service rifle in .22

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by m16triumph, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. m16triumph

    m16triumph Member

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    Hi folks,
    Been offered a genuine .22 Lee Enfield No.1 dating 1899 with converion to .22 from .303 in 1909. Matching numbers and totally as new.
    Anyone shot one of these in .22? Quite tempted but not sure I can live with it long term. Single shot by the way, magazine retained to catch the spent cases which is pretty cool.
    Used by British Army to train new recruits possibly at WW1 and WW2.
     
  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Sounds cool. What does the barrel look like? It's probably been shot a lot!
     

  3. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    They probley converted it to save brass which was a precious item during the war, sounds very cool.
     
  4. m16triumph

    m16triumph Member

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    Barrel is good. Looks like new. Apparently the rifle has been in storage most of its life. Literally like it was made a couple of years ago!
    Think I'm gonna buy it!
     
  5. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Go for the gusto!!
     
  6. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    If it's reasonably priced, I'd jump on it!
     
  7. m16triumph

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    Was too late... already sold! Got my eye on an M1 carbine now. Trouble is they're pricey over here and need to convince the lady of the house it is a must have item.... wish me luck!