The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 25, 2009, 11:19 AM   #1
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,868
Good C&R day.

Well I went to look at a savage Enfield yesterday and came home with two rifles. This is #5 Enfield but my first K31. This K31 is a really well made rifle, I think there well be more in the future.





madcratebuilder is offline  
Old November 25, 2009, 05:30 PM   #2
GregM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 4, 2000
Posts: 182
Nice! Whats the deal with the white sling? Thats a beautiful piece of wood on the K31 too!

Greeg
GregM is offline  
Old November 25, 2009, 07:25 PM   #3
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,868
Quote:
Whats the deal with the white sling?
The flash washed out the already well faded sling. It's a parade rifle!!!!!
Actually I think it's an desert issue sling, looks like the ones I have seen listed on Gunbroker.

I thought the wood on the K31 was out standing, butt stock is still pretty good shape. I put ten rounds through it today and it pointed out my errors, damn thing shoots straight.


This old beater Savage is nicer than I thought, two groove in excellent shape.


Last edited by madcratebuilder; November 27, 2009 at 11:27 AM.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Old November 25, 2009, 07:29 PM   #4
essohbe
Junior member
 
Join Date: March 22, 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 817
Very cool stock on that K31. You are lucky!
essohbe is offline  
Old November 27, 2009, 08:58 PM   #5
kilimanjaro
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 23, 2009
Posts: 1,326
That's a washed-out khaki sling, the old Imperial issue prior to 1944.

It's also a No. 4, not a No. 5. Pretty nice looking, though.
kilimanjaro is offline  
Old November 28, 2009, 10:05 AM   #6
Chipperman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 31, 2000
Location: Live Free or Die, Baby!
Posts: 1,429
Quote:
It's also a No. 4, not a No. 5.
I think he meant it's his FIFTH one, not that it's a No. 5.
Chipperman is offline  
Old November 29, 2009, 10:10 AM   #7
madcratebuilder
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,868
Quote:
Quote:
It's also a No. 4, not a No. 5.
I think he meant it's his FIFTH one, not that it's a No. 5.
I used poor wording, my bad. Yes, it's the fifth Enfield in my growing collection.

This was #1, it started all this craziness.
No4Mk2 ROF 1955


Next was this JC.
No5Mk1 ROF 1947


"Old beater" is the name for this No4Mk1 ROF that I'm doing a conversion to a "T" clone. It's ugly as heck but has a great barrel and shoots very good.


Then came #4, a nice Maltby with trial rifle parts.


You have seen rifle #5, and a sixth has been already added, I know I'm hopeless. I dreamed of this rifle when I was about fourteen. My very first deer rifle was an old $15 Enfield I bought from the back of a Field & Stream magazine. It looked nothing like this, but I still dreamed. It's a Golden State "Santa Fe Special". I have already hung a Weaver K4 on the old Williams mount, found a old nice leather sling in the junk box. I well refinish the stock this winter time permitting. I know, it's a Bubba but I love it.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08959 seconds with 7 queries