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Old February 16, 2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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I'm being offered a Lee Enfield for $300

What should I be looking for? I have no use for the rifle, but I understand it may have historical significance for someone besides myself. I would like to turn a profit because while I do admire this old British workhorse, war surplus has no place in my stable.

I have a rudimentary knowledge of the Enfield. I don't know what I should be looking for in regards to finish of the magazine/receiver/barrel/stock, condition of the bolt, condition of the barrel/chamger/rifling, etc.

He did tell me there is some pitting in the barrel, but a quick search on Google leads me to believe that barrel pitting in Enfields is common and as long as it doesn't affect the accuracy then it should affect the value of the gun.

I have not seen the gun in person. What are your thoughts?
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