GUN Good place to buy surplus Lee Enfields

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  1. eightvalve

    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    Do you guys have any suggestions?
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Check local shops, gun shows, or maybe Shotgun News
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    local shops unless you have a c&r then check AIM and I/O usually have decent prices.
     
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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    This would be my first firearm purchase, and I live in CA.
     
  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Big5.
     
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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    I remember seeing one at my local big5, looked pretty beat up tho.
     
  7. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Ask them to bring out a couple from the back. They are on sale regularly for $99.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Wish we had major chain stores that carried c&r's :wtc:
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    Do you all have any tip[s on what to look for? Condition and color of ther stock, quality of the barrel?
     
  11. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    I'm looking to pick up an enfield this weekend at the fun show, or maybe a mosin. I can't decide.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Nothing besides the usual. Make sure it isnt all mismatched. Make sure the stock isnt all beat up, or has been refinished multiple times. Check bore to make sure its nice and shiny w/ no pitting. Just an overall nice gun with atleast somewhat matching numbers
     
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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    What different components of the gun will bear serial #'s?

    I was thinking a mosin, but im a brit so it only seemed fitting.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    And you have 303 posts.:cool:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Dont own an Enfield in particular so I dont know exactly. I always check the reciver (thats a given) The barrel, mag floorplate maybe, sometimes the stock, receiver cover.
    I usually just check the externals for the numbers.
    Although I did take my Garand apart after I got it to see if any parts were replaced with later war parts :o
    All I need to replace is the rear sight, and the tiny screw on the gas cylinder and Mine will be all original
     
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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    Trippy.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    You have already made 2% of your posts in this thread alone :eek3:
     
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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    eightvalve Reformed Lurker Crew #1

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    I wonder how good hte odds will be that they carry the n0.4 enfield the ww2 version.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Theyll carry one variation. I have no idea if it is WWII issue though
     
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    Be cautious when dealing with Big 5 though, the one by me doesn't have the best business practices. I went in it the night before the mosin I wanted went on sale and found 2 nice ones they had in back, came back the next morning to pick one of them up for $90 and the guy behind the counter said that there weren't any in back, all they had was the beat up trashed one on display. Luckily I convinced the guy to give me a raincheck and wouldn't you know it as soon as the sale ended the same 2 mosins showed up. Needless to say when I went to ring it up and showed them the raincheck they called over the manager who was obviously not happy but I didn't care since I got the rifle I wanted for half its normal price.
     
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    gunbroker.com search for SMLE
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    surplusrifle or gunboards, post a WTB for a local FTF deal.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    you going with gaunt on sat AM?
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Sure am, you going as well?
     

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