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    Want to buy a Enfield jungle Carbine

    In the market for a nice Enfield Jungle Carbine. Roger.
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    They (Santa Fe/Golden State Arms and others) made a lot of cut down copies back in the good old days, so use care if you want the real deal.
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    Buckshot, im OK with the Golden State Arms version of this rifle. Im not as concerned as much about authenticity (Enfield NO5) as i am with look (Enfield No4 shortened) and it need to be a carbine. Roger.
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    OK! I think I may have one in the safe. I just don't know what safe it might be in.
    SO! I need to find out the value of them and if it is worth digging to that safe to find it. LOL

    It might take several day to get in there to it. I have two trips scheduled this week to the VA in Houston.

    Any way enough of my BS for now.
    My description of it in 2012.
    "all the parts have matching numbers, hand guard, stock, front lower stock, bolt, mag,etc. everything has a number on it that matches. the metal finish is very nice with some wear here and there. there are some very small repairs on the stock.the bore is bright and shiney, great lands. it apears to have been carried a lot, but not shot much. it is an original unmolested ( not refurbished)1945 B.S.A. ( M/47C)"
    That would have been the last time I looked at it. So it has been sitting in the safe for 5 years.
    Who know what it looks like now.

    Ron

    Found a picture ( the picture below is mine) of it from 2012 ( I think) before it went into the safe.

    found one on GB that is like mine (Item 640835449),
    this is part of the description of the one on GB. You might go on GB and look at it.
    Manufacturer: BSA (Birmingham Small Arms Company) Shirley Plant, M/47C Marking
    Model: No.5 MK1 Jungle Carbine
    Number Built: 81,329 (More than Twice as uncommon as the Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley built models which was 169,807.
    Caliber: .303 British
    Barrel Length: 18.8"
    Stock: Oil Finish Walnut
    Jungle Carbine is an informal term used for the Rifle No. 5 Mk I which was a derivative of the British Lee–Enfield No. 4 Mk I, designed not for jungle fighting but in response to a requirement for a "Shortened, Lightened" version of the No.4 rifle for airborne forces in the European theatre of operations. The end of the war in Europe overtook widespread issue of the No.5 and most of the operational use of this rifle occurred in post-war colonial campaigns such as the Malayan emergency, where engagement ranges tended to be shorter and its handier size and reduced weight were an advantage. This is where the "Jungle Carbine" nickname comes from. Production began in March 1944, and finished in December 1947.
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    OK. Ron you take your time. Your health comes first. Let me know when your ready. Roger.
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    Ron, Send me a PM on what your thinking your going to need on price with shipping. Roger.
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    found it!!!!
    Manufacturer: BSA (Birmingham Small Arms Company) Shirley Plant, M/47C Marking
    Model: No.5 MK1 Jungle Carbine

    The carbine looks better in person than in the pictures.
    Numbers matching.
    The bluing is very good on it.
    The lands look good, but the barrel is dirty. I will try to run a brush thru it tomorrow.
    This is the best looking No. 5 I have owned over the years, sold the rest but saved this one.

    Got a break in the rain and got some out side pictures.
    I just notice the front stock is a little loose and needs a shim.
    I think if someone spent some time cleaning the oil out of the stock it would be a better looking stock.
    Me. I would just leave it alone, I prefer them to just be what they are.

    Ron
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