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    Jungle Carbine

    I just got a pretty nice Jungle Carbine dated 8/44. It is
    original, has the lightening cuts and all, electorpenciled
    MK5. But the odd thing is that it has the Ishy Screw in
    it. Figure it must have been re-arsenaled at Ishapore.
    Also, it's kinda an ugly job. I might find a brass screw and
    grommett on it.
    The sling loop is also missing off of the buttpad. I might
    buy a repro buttpad until I get a new sling loop tacked
    on. On the plus side, the bore and barrell look excellent...

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    Ah...the good old No5. Never really called the Jungle Carbine, that was a marketing thing once they were sold as surplus....I love shooting mine, although I like to work up small loads for plinking.
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    lets see ur No 5 turmanator


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    wow, both of those look really nice. I've always liked enfield rifles, the No.5's doubly so.


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    I looked at the Jungle Carbines converted to .308 (India ?). The triggers were so vague they scared me. I know the trigger let off should be a surprise but these were down right touchy. 3-4 lbs, long travel, unpredictable release. I passed and found an FR-8 to fill that bill.
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    carbine

    I am taking mine to the range this weekend.
    My son is chomping at the bit to shoot it,
    (me too)
    I have some work to do on the stock. It's pretty
    dark. I am going to do more of a cleaning then refinish
    I am not going to sand on it. Then we will see how it looks.
    Last edited by turmanator; 11-29-2007 at 01:03 PM.

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    Nice looking rifle there but it appears to be a 'fake' jungle carbine, although it would be feasable to have been refurbished in india.
    The rear sight is too low - it should form a 'bridge' with the upper part of the reciever not sit lower than it, also, the rear sling mount should be inletted in the buttstock.
    Maybe a conversion of a no. 4 that has passed through India, (Ishapore rifle factory)
    What is the serial number - prefix is fine if you do not want to post it, that will shed some light on it.
    I hava a few number 5's and a few clones - they are collectable in thier own right! and fine shooters too.
    Jagman.

    Heres a link for you.
    http://www.angelfire.com/vt/milsurp/no5.html
    Last edited by Jagman; 11-29-2007 at 07:05 PM.

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    Mk 5

    Jagman

    Which gun are you talking about, the 1st or 2nd. The 1st is mine. It has a SN of 5792, no prefix. And the site does create a bridge, and the sling does have an inlet, but the sling loop that hooks to the inside of the buttplate is gone....

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    It looks legit to me... I know mine is. Really you have to look for the lightening cuts in the reciever and barrel to be sure. But you could also look at the rear sight which is marked differently from a No4. It doesn't go as high.
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    Smile Carbine

    Exactly the site I have. 800 yds. And I do have the
    lightening cuts on the receiver. Looks like we are bith good!

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