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sonny

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.303 British
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:44:13 PM »
Who here don't have one and why?

https://www.all-about-moose.com/303-british.html

Awesome cartridge.. ;)




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Re: .303 British
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 05:50:54 AM »
It was my first but sold it to a family friend for his boy to use many years ago.
Will get another one day I'm sure just have to get me a browning hi-power a s&w 686+7  a varmint rifle and a new 12guage first.lol
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Re: .303 British
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 08:02:07 AM »
Mine is still sitting in the gun safe. It was my first rifle at age 14 some 38 years ago. Shot my first moose with it that first year and a decent whitetail that adorns my wall to this day as well. Still take it out a couple times a year and burn some powder through it. The bolt is as solid as the day she was made. Mine has got a more modern stock on it that was put on at some time. The Iron dates to a 1944 manufacturing date so I doubt it saw action. I used it more recently for a few years as a back up gun while bow hunting bear from the tree stand, nice to have the 10 shot clip lol. Yup definetly one of the staples for any gun collection. 
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Re: .303 British
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »
Got mine when I was 13 from my home town hardware store. And still sits in my gun room.  I paid $14.95 for it, and shot a few moose before buying a 308 Savage. It was a 1944 vintage.  Haven't shot it in a few years now but my daughter is eyeing it up as one on her list of my old guns she want to bring out and shoot. Be fun to hammer a few through it again for sure.

sonny

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 12:03:23 PM »
A numbers matching 1913 No1Mk3

I can not imagine what it must have been like walking into enemy machinegun fire with one of these in your hands. :o

sonny

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 12:12:27 PM »
Also a 1943 No4Mk1 Canadian made Longbranch.

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 06:32:59 PM »
Man those are nice pieces sonny. Yep brave men,or boys I guess. Thatís way they donít have old guys in the Army, if they told us to attack a machine gun we would tell them to to hell and stay behind a rock ;D

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 07:15:06 PM »
All original 1947 No5  Jungle Carbine. 8) 8)

I have a few others but Bubba got ahold of them. :o :o

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »

Apparently the idea was to use the high recycling rate of the Enfield to lay a cover of fire over an area by a group of soldiers.

So the books say.

I Asked the surviving relatives who had served about this theory  long before they had passed.  They laughed and thought that was a friggin joke.

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Re: .303 British
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 11:52:23 PM »
Apparently the idea was to use the high recycling rate of the Enfield to lay a cover of fire over an area by a group of soldiers.

So the books say.

I Asked the surviving relatives who had served about this theory  long before they had passed.  They laughed and thought that was a friggin joke.

November 11 is not a joke.

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