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My $100 Lee Enfield
« on: April 12, 2019, 12:27:56 AM »
Picked up this sporterized 1915 Lee Enfield SMLE for $100 last year. It’s well used but still shoots decent enough. Hoping to take a deer with it this fall !


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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 05:54:47 AM »
Nice rifle Garage161! A friend of mine had an Enfield that we shot a lot. That .303 British is quite a banger. I like the Enfield action. I bought several Enfield Ishapore 2A's because they were in great shape, were chambered in .308 Winchester, and I was already familiar with that type of action. I think mine are all early 1960's manufacture, though.

I know they cut the stocks back for "sporterizing", but why did the get rid of the upper handguard pieces, as well? Just curious.

Thanks for posting it up!

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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 09:24:15 AM »
thanks for sharing, can't go wrong for a $100.  thumb1
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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 02:58:52 PM »
Nice rifle Garage161! A friend of mine had an Enfield that we shot a lot. That .303 British is quite a banger. I like the Enfield action. I bought several Enfield Ishapore 2A's because they were in great shape, were chambered in .308 Winchester, and I was already familiar with that type of action. I think mine are all early 1960's manufacture, though.

I know they cut the stocks back for "sporterizing", but why did the get rid of the upper handguard pieces, as well? Just curious.


Thanks for posting it up!

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I’m really not sure why they did away with the upper guard as well , I’m thinking most likely it was just for weight reduction. I had thought about putting this one back into a full stock but I like that the “sporterizing” is as much a part of the rifles history as it was in its full military spec. This ones been shot a lot by the looks of it , I often wonder when I look down the sighs just what this rifle has seen in its 104 years , kinda spooky to think about !

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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 02:59:42 PM »
thanks for sharing, can't go wrong for a $100.  thumb1
Nope sure can’t , it’s a “no lose” price lol

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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 03:04:31 PM »
I’m really not sure why they did away with the upper guard as well , I’m thinking most likely it was just for weight reduction. I had thought about putting this one back into a full stock but I like that the “sporterizing” is as much a part of the rifles history as it was in its full military spec. This ones been shot a lot by the looks of it , I often wonder when I look down the sighs just what this rifle has seen in its 104 years , kinda spooky to think about !

yeah.. thats the scary part.. I have many milsurps I dare do that, especially ones like Lugers, German Mausers and other German stuff, 2 Mosins kind of make my toes curl to think about, one has shrapnel damage all over it and another has a really bad case of blood etching over a majority of the metal.
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Re: My $100 Lee Enfield
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2019, 11:16:58 PM »
I had thought about putting this one back into a full stock but I like that the “sporterizing” is as much a part of the rifles history as it was in its full military spec. I often wonder when I look down the sighs just what this rifle has seen in its 104 years , kinda spooky to think about !

It's pretty cool. I've got a #4 MK1/2 in similar shape. I've been on the hunt for the fore arm bits for a while. Thankfully the barrel wasn't cut.

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