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Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by dhollis51 on Thu May 10, 2012 7:33 pm

Got this from Joe S. my dad had one from way back when but got borrowed like most of our guns in 95. his was a Santa Fe Arms 303 jungle carbine but this one is close. the wood is Beautiful and the gun is in great shape. the bore was DIRTY but got it almost cleaned out, has a good bore and im ready to shoot it. Here are some pics.







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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by walkiahgunman on Thu May 10, 2012 8:27 pm

Love the No. 5. Good looking rifle. One of these is definitely on my list.

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by Xd357 on Thu May 10, 2012 8:32 pm

nice!!

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by rdj94a on Thu May 10, 2012 9:17 pm

take THE Hand guard off to see if the chamber is has been fluted!!

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by dhollis51 on Thu May 10, 2012 9:32 pm

rdj94a wrote:take THE Hand guard off to see if the chamber is has been fluted!!

like this?



Good or Bad???

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by Richard M on Thu May 10, 2012 10:53 pm

Nice gun! Really like the rear sight. Had one like it on a No. 4. This is why you should never trade or sell guns, you always want the one that got away. Congrats

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Post by Chane on Fri May 11, 2012 12:58 am

.303 Enfield bolt action is the fastest bolt action mechanism I ever cycled. Wonderful restoration.

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by Doug Bowser on Fri May 11, 2012 3:09 am

Made at Fazakerly in England in 1947. The lightening cuts in the barrel and receiver can cause a problem they call "a wandering zero". It looks like a very nice example of a Jungle Carbine. When I was a youngster, they sold for $24.95 and the ammo was $6.00 per 100.

Good luck with your rifle,

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by dhollis51 on Fri May 11, 2012 6:33 am

Thanks all. i like it alot. mr doug ill keep you posted on how she shoots

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Post by rdj94a on Fri May 11, 2012 6:43 am

exactly, you have a real one not a put together!!

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Post by Doug Bowser on Fri May 11, 2012 6:52 am

If you are going to reload .303 Enfield ammo, back your dies off so the case just enters the chamber easily. If you resize the brass to factory specs each time, the cases will not last very long. They will headspace seperate within 3 to 4 shots. I have a No 1 Mk III* .303 and I back the resizer off aout 3/8" and the cases headspace on the shoulder instead of the rim. If you have more than one .303 Lee Enfield rifle, you will usually not be able to interchange ammunition between the rifles.

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Post by Gebirgsjaeger on Fri May 11, 2012 6:55 am

I´m jealous! Congrats thats a real one!

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Post by Eaglestroker on Fri May 11, 2012 7:12 am

That's really cool Drew!

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by M1GarandFan on Fri May 11, 2012 7:14 am

Nice rifle! thumbs up It'll probably kick like that Argentine Mauser of mine that you shot. Doug is right about the "wondering zero". I've read about it somewhere. Also, his advice on the reloads is correct as well. I made the mistake of resizing to factory specs and have had 4 case separations on brass that had only been reloaded twice.

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by bwct on Fri May 11, 2012 7:53 am

Hardest kicking rifle that I have ever fired off of a bench. Dad bought it for $25.00 from a salvage company in the 1960's. Condition indicated that it had seen very little service time.

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Post by inthe10ring on Fri May 11, 2012 8:30 am

Nice rifle!!!!

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by 22lrfan on Fri May 11, 2012 5:09 pm

Beautiful rifle Drew. I'm officially pissed at Joe. He didn't tell me about it first! I was gonna offer to trade him a .357 Marlin for it.

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by SubGunFan on Fri May 11, 2012 5:29 pm

D-51, that is a GREAT looking Enfield. I understand reloadable 303 brass is getting hard to find........ What about lighter loads with lead bullets.......?

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Post by dhollis51 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:49 pm

22lrfan wrote:Beautiful rifle Drew. I'm officially pissed at Joe. He didn't tell me about it first! I was gonna offer to trade him a .357 Marlin for it.

when he told me this i handed him the money quick Smile ill bring it out and let you fondle it.

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Post by dhollis51 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:53 pm

SubGunFan wrote:D-51, that is a GREAT looking Enfield. I understand reloadable 303 brass is getting hard to find........ What about lighter loads with lead bullets.......?

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im gonna try that for sure. Sub you got a 303/.312 mold for this?

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Post by dhollis51 on Fri May 11, 2012 6:55 pm

rdj94a wrote:exactly, you have a real one not a put together!!

Good to know. i like it alot and am ready to shoot it. i will by Sunday for sure.

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Post by DevilDog on Sat May 12, 2012 3:27 pm

Looks very nice. "Jungle Carbine." Sounds cool, too.

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by rdj94a on Sat May 12, 2012 4:19 pm

they do kick!!

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by dhollis51 on Sat May 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Guess ill shoot it tomorrow. i have plenty of surplus ammo that my dad got from Gitschlag(spelling?) and plenty of brass and bullets to reload and 100+- that i reloaded a while back that ill have to check the loads.

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Post by guntinker on Sat May 12, 2012 4:41 pm

I have one as well. Kicks like a mule. It was my first hunting rifle. Not a great first hunting rifle for a youngster though. Haaa

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by dhollis51 on Sat May 12, 2012 5:43 pm

I never got to shoot my dads but my mom did and it was the last rifle she ever shot. told her i got a replacement for her to shoot and she wasnt happy woth me. im ready to shoot it.

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Post by Joe S. on Sat May 12, 2012 5:57 pm

If a marlin 357 is on the table i will buy it back for $300 drew. Smile

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Post by dhollis51 on Sat May 12, 2012 6:01 pm

And just took it apart almost. got most of the bolt apart cleaned and back together, took the action out of the stock almost, and cleaned what i could and it looks great. I couldnt figure out how to get the action out of the stock so gonna do some research and figure that out. Smile

I SCRUBBED the barrel, it was dirty as all get out, but now its SHINEY and the bore looks great sharp rifling and is bright.

now i have to find a pillow for my shoulder for the vintage bolt action match cause yall say it kicks a lil.

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Post by dhollis51 on Sat May 12, 2012 6:05 pm

Joe S. wrote:If a marlin 357 is on the table i will buy it back for $300 drew. Smile

nahhh, 22lrfan I'll trade it to ya for the 357 lever just to make Joe mad evil grin evil grin

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Re: Enfield Jungle Carbine

Post by surehuntsalot on Wed May 16, 2012 10:14 pm

very nice

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