Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #303

Really, was there any other choice on what to post today?

This is a Lee-Enfield jungle carbine (formally known as Enfield Rifle No. 5 Mk I), in - of course - .303 British. It comes to us courtesy of Alan, he of the awesome Smith & Wesson model 41, who looked up the serial number once and found it dates to about June or July of 1947.  The rifle is all original with all matching serial numbers.

Thanks for sharing her with us, Alan, on this most numerically fitting day!

That is all.


libertyman said...

I always liked those, but it must kick like a mule.

Brad_in_MA said...

Having shot the rifle, the felt recoil is no more than the kick of a Mosin M44 carbine. That said, the 174 grain ammo recoils harder than the 150 grain stuff. All in all, the No. 5 is a FUN, light, handy little rifle.

Anonymous said...

From Borepatch on Saturday: "On this day in 1907 the Lee-Enfield rifle was accepted into service in the army of His Majesty King Edward VII"

Only a day off, how weird is that?

Kevin said...

I have one. Really, they're not that bad to shoot. The .303 British is not a rip-snorter of a round. With 150 grain bullets it's a sweet shooter, and with 174 grain bullets, it still isn't worse than a .30-06 hunting rifle. And yes, the little rubber butt pad does help, if it hasn't hardened into a rock with age.

Mr Evilwrench said...

I have the Ishapore version in 7.62x51, and it compares to the few 3" 12ga I've shot. Being a bolt, it dumps all the recoil into your shoulder. Keep a good grip, not too bad.