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Old March 28, 2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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What is a .323-caliber Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle,

So the news is going nuts with the "Arsenal" that the Newton killer had.. And he had this rifle according to the press..

.323-caliber Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle,

Is this real or just a 303 typo??????
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Old March 28, 2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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I'm guessing it's a typo, I don't know of any 8mm enfields.

EDIT: if you read the line items of what they found they found 2 boxes of 303 brit ammo.
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Old March 28, 2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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That is what I thought, Amazing how the news media does not proof things worth crap...

Ok JUst to share some fun here there is at least one 8mm Enfield.. Agreed it is off the wall.. But I love this gun and just want to share

http://www.angelfire.com/realm/cruff...ser_hybrid.htm
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Old March 28, 2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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yes they also listed a Kodak easy share camera (C183) as a firearm and cataloged the bb gun and spent casings... nothing biased about that at all.
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Old March 28, 2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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Ha, that arsenal less than I take to one trip to the range and I don't even have a Kodak camera!

Apparently it is just a SMLE manufactured by Ablion Motors or sheet metal.

http://www.enfield-rifles.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=3344

Manufacturer's mark: M3

Manufacturer: Albion Pressed Steel Metal Co. Birmingham

Country: UK
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Old March 28, 2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Apparently it is just a SMLE manufactured by Ablion Motors or sheet metal.
Albion (not "Albian") motors, were sub contractors for stamped sheet metal parts. As far as I can tell they never made complete rifles. A lot of Lee-Enfield parts were sub contracted at one time of another, check for "peddled scheme" rifles for more info on how widespread this became.

Albion Motors did make a few revolvers for a short period, but they were in 38/200 not ".323" whatever that is.

Lets not forget they also found "Fired cases for the air rifle" as well
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Old March 28, 2013, 07:29 PM   #7
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yes they also listed a Kodak easy share camera (C183) as a firearm
Not quite. They found a check from Lanza's mother to him, with the memo "for the purchase of a C183" written on it. The police probably just couldn't read her handwriting, and the check likely said "CZ83".

The whole "Kodak camera" thing is just from people Googling "C183".
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Old March 28, 2013, 08:56 PM   #8
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I bet that "Albian" rifle is already on Mr. Biden's list of guns to be banned. He said that a ban on semi-automatic rifles is "only the beginning".

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Old March 28, 2013, 09:25 PM   #9
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Maybe it's a good thing these people became journalists. Would you want these people to be your Pharmacist or Neurosurgeon?
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Old March 29, 2013, 12:04 AM   #10
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What is a .323-caliber Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle,
One of those "dangerous weapons" that accprding to Eric Holder are "allowed to be imported into this country because of a loophole due simply to their age"
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Old March 30, 2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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What is a .323-caliber Enfield Albian bolt-action rifle,

I believe the press is only reporting the results of the search warrant as presented to them by the police.
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Old March 30, 2013, 04:55 PM   #12
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Heaven help us if you're right Nico. That sort of sloppiness and ignorance by anyone who is an integral part of the Judicial process is unacceptable.
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