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Old October 21, 2011, 06:12 AM   #18
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,177
When I was a little kid, probably 1969 or 1970, I remember seeing racks of Enfields and other surplus rifles for sale at Joe the Motorist's Friend store.

Those were probably the tail end of the surplus that had come in just before enactment of GCA 1968.

I fell in love with the looks of the Enfield at that time, and it took me nearly 40 years until I was able to score a No 1 Mk III a few years ago. Indian made, but in gorgeous internal shape, and for $150, IIRC.

What REALLY sweetened the deal, though?

The very nice condition (metal and leather sheath) Pattern 1907 bayonet that came along with it.

I could probably sell the bayonet for at least $100.
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