____________________________________________________________________The SKS is what blows my mind. I remember them at a chain store in the south called roses for 79.99. I'm talking new Russians. That was in the early 1990's now they are going for the same $ as a nice entry grade AR.
Nice video, thanks.
Have you noticed whats happened to the price of Enfields?
The guys with dollar signs in their eyes have ramped up the price of a plain vanilla Enfield into the $350+ range around here. I actually saw an ad asking $600. for one that was rebuilt and in paper wrap.
Thats the same thing that happened to the Luger, the SKS, and the US issue 1911's.
Whats sad is that there seems to be guys with more money than sense actually buying those Enfields at that price. And they expect to make a profit later.
Oh, and a CMP service grade M1 Garand for $1300. Thanks but no thanks.
Prices are getting looney out there.
And, nice avatar. I was an AW1 crewman on an H3D Seaking in HS75 out of Lakehurst, NJ. Really GREAT bird. Miss it a lot.
Isn't it the No4 MK2 that has the trigger hung from the receiver? I think my Long Branch No4 MK1* has the trigger mounted on the guard, although I haven't had it apart in a while.If you are looking at Lee Enfields, be aware that the #4 * versions have the TRIGGER PINNED TO THE RECEIVER unlike the other models which have the trigger floating along with the removeable trigger guard.
I spent some time shooting DCRA matches, and had a 7.62 NATO conversion that was unbelievably accurate with military issue IVI 7.62 NATO BALL ammo, and the precision Parker Hale Target iron sights. There were several different 7.62 NATO conversions for the Lee Enfields, with different 7.62 dedicated magazines. The DCRA 7.62 target versions were built on MAGNAFLUXED receivers. Extraction of the smaller based 7.62 cartridges involved a new dedicated 7.62 extractor. Reliable ejection was often an issue in rapid fire with some conversions that relied on a ejector built into the magazines as a protruding "finger". A better ejection system involved cutting a slot into the bolt face for a spring loaded pin that popped in during the bolt travel to the rear.
All in all, the Lee Enfield was one of the most rugged, durable, and RELIABLE rifle designs ... EVER!
The Indian 7.62 NATO versions are not always of best quality, but the 7.62 NATO AUSTRALIAN Lee Enfields have re-designed bolts, ejectors, and use slightly modified M 14 magazines ( no hole in the front to accept the op rod guide). In Canada, where there is a 5 rd magazine limit for semi auto center fire rifles, these Australian Enfiekld 10 rd mags are LEGAL for use, and are seen in practical rife competitions ...
where they seem to feed fairly reliably ...even without the op rod guide hole.
As we say in the British Empire
( Ta Ta For Now)