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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:38 pm
 


So, since we had the big discussion on handguns in the other thread, I thought we should have an enthusiasts discussion on the firearms we own or want.

Since my Grandfather, Grandmother and uncle all worked at the Enfield plant in Long Branch Ontario during the war, my father and I seemed to start collecting British (Canadian) military rifles. (Mostly my Father up until a few years back) We have quite a few and many of them made in Long Branch so they could very well have been worked on by a family member during the war. Very cool to hold one of those and wonder if Grandpa did the machining or was test fired by my uncle, or the stock was fitted by Grandma.... :D

Here are my Enfields......

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:42 pm
 


8) 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:23 pm
 


Regina wrote:
8) 8) 8) 8)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:07 pm
 


fifeboy wrote:
Regina wrote:
8) 8) 8) 8)
Ditto:

Third one from the top is the Martini-Henry... :wink:

The bottom one is a MkIV snipers rifle. I have the original wooden case it came in, the scope case and all numbers matching, very cool gun. Second from bottom is a standard issue MrkIV except it only has a double twist rifled barrel instead of the standard triple twist. Don't know if that was a mistake in machining or not, but the gun is still tack driver accurate. The third from bottom is a .22 training rifle, now that was a rare find. All three of those still had the original packing grease down the barrels from Long Branch.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:04 am
 


QBC wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
Regina wrote:
8) 8) 8) 8)
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Third one from the top is the Martini-Henry... :wink:

The bottom one is era MkIV snipers rifle. I have the original wooden case it came in, the scope case and all numbers matching, very cool gun. Second from bottom is a standard issue MrkIV except it only has a double twist rifled barrel instead of the standard triple twist. Don't know if that was a mistake in machining or not, but the gun is still tack driver accurate. The third from bottom is a .22 training rifle, now that was a rare find. All three of those still had the original packing grease down the barrels from Long Branch.
I would love a Martini-Henry. I have a Ross and an Enfield .22 training rifle. I got them from an uncle (Dad's sister's husband) whose father was in WWI and later trained Cadets. The other Military firearms I have are Swede Mausers.


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QBC wrote:
fifeboy wrote:
Regina wrote:
8) 8) 8) 8)
Ditto:

Third one from the top is the Martini-Henry... :wink:

The bottom one is a MkIV snipers rifle. I have the original wooden case it came in, the scope case and all numbers matching, very cool gun. Second from bottom is a standard issue MrkIV except it only has a double twist rifled barrel instead of the standard triple twist. Don't know if that was a mistake in machining or not, but the gun is still tack driver accurate. The third from bottom is a .22 training rifle, now that was a rare find. All three of those still had the original packing grease down the barrels from Long Branch.

What a GREAT collection!! 8) 8) From the picture you can't even tell it's a .22. Odd thing about machining.......but all the more cool.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:34 pm
 


I am jealous! Nice collection. I grew up with lots of guns and my older brother got them all. So, I am starting over... pistols. If I get a rifle, I want to get a Springfield M1a.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:28 pm
 


Thank you! It is a very nice collection and most of that came from my late fathers work collecting. He was very passionate about this and I have taken up the cause more so since his passing.

My favorite is the one in the very middle, The Mrk III Lee-Enfield SMLE from the Boar war and WWI. Mine still has the magazine cut off(A feature the old school generals in the British army insisted on so they could still do the single shot volleys and their soldiers wouldn't be tempted to fire off too many rounds, silly!), the long range volley sight, windage adjustment and the safety was on the end of the bolt, not a part of the action mechanism.

I would love a Springfield M1A, and I will have a Ross Rifle someday. No collection of Canadian military weapons would be complete without a Ross.

I take a picture of my 1876 Tower in the next few days and post that too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:56 pm
 


Any idea what they are worth collectively?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:52 pm
 


I have a pretty good idea.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:22 pm
 


Nice collection! [B-o]


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:37 am
 


After looking at Gunny's hopeful purchases in that other thread, I figured I'd go take a couple pics of my Tower (Enfield 1853)... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:40 am
 


[drool]

Reproduction or original?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:01 pm
 


I don't own my own, but I get to use these at work...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:56 pm
 


Gunnair wrote:
[drool]

Reproduction or original?


Original.


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