1944 Lee Enfield No4 MK1 Long Branch
conclusion to this thread here:
'44 LE No4Mk1* into a PScout Rifle!
Hey guys I'm looking for a little bit of advice on purchasing my first Lee-Enfield.
I found a 1944 No4 MK1 "Long Branch" on my local "backpage.com" for $225.
I have no problem that it's Canadian. It's been sporterized, so I'm not sure where that puts it in value in this day and age, as compared to others that haven't been sporterized. I'm not looking for a perfect specimen to hang on a wall or flip for more cash. I'm looking for a good shooter with some history.
Would this specific model be one to stay away from (ie, like National Ordnance m1903's)??
Is there anything I need to check for, besides pulling the bolt and inspecting the bore? Are there parts that are known to wear out and break off? I've heard of headspacing issues, but lack a gauge. Is there another visual way to check this?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I may look at it this afternoon. Thanks for your time.
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Last edited by Capt. Killingfield; 10-08-2012 at 20:59.