First centerfire rifle I ever bought was an Enfield #5 Jungle Carbine that had been "Sporterized"...? With a hack saw and a bastard file it had been sporterized. I guess that is why I got it for $18.
It shot fine but kicked like a ticked off mule and you could literally feel the muzzle blast on your face. The first offer I got for it made me grin all over the place as I quickly agreed before he could change his mind. I would love another one but in full dress this time with all of the wood and all of the barrel.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.