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Didn't want to further derail Jerry's thread, so starting a new one here. I don't care if you deviate from the subject, and hope you will. Just keep it clean, at least reasonably so, and have fun.

To start it all off. This is not a semi-auto rifle, but a bolt action. Our Brit and Oz buddies will be a lot more familiar with this one than a lot here, but awhile back I got a nice, older, sporterized Enfield. Love those, but it took awhile to find one I could actually afford to buy.
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Ain't nothing like a bit of big game hunting - in your backyard. A bit scary.
Indiana couple hunting bobcats bags leopard in backyard - NY Daily News
But at least he was prepared.

Some years back, in this state, a guy shot a fully grown tiger in his backyard. It had escaped from its pen, at a 'private' zoo.

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The SMLE 303 was the first rifle I used for parade and shooting.....

Very common in the bush during the 50's.

(and, No, I was not in the Boer War)

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Didn't I see you at Waterloo tho?

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I used a sporterized Enfield one year for deer hunting, nice rifle.

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Was that because it was too boring? Hee hee

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The British Enfield problably has the most colorful history of any military rifle with the United States' Springfield running a close second. I'm referring to historic rifles, today we are in a new era with military weapons and I do not pretent to know anything about them except that the AK47 seems to be the king of the hill in regard to popularity and/or abundance world wide.

The M1 Garand was, is still a great military rifle. The German 8MM Mauser cannot be left out the list for sure, as it was not only a fine rifle but was of course the inspiration for the Springfield.

This forum has suree evolved into one of a wide variety of subject, personally I like it but the moderators might be starting to get a bit nervous over the fact. Maybe they will let us know if we need to get back strictly to woodworking. I suspect that I am partly to blame for the issue.

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Darn, I don't have a picture of my Enfield. But I did find a few quite similar. Mine is a #1MKIII, with the sporterizing being done by cutting the forend back, original sights left on. Done along time ago, and it's going to stay just the way it is too, no messing with it.

This one is pretty similar to mine, except I don't have a boot on the butt, and this may be a #4MKI.

And Jerry, you're absolutely right. We're all going to blame you.
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Jerry, that is what the lobby is for. I doubt that the moderators care much as long as the guidelines are followed and "chit chat" is in the lobby and not in one of the specialised forums.

If you have any general topic, post it in the lobby.

Don' be concerned, you are not the only one to go off topic........[myself included].

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Was that because it was too boring? Hee hee

Punny, Steve, very punny.

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