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Does anybody know anything about the .303 enfield No.5Mk1 jungle carbine? Mfg. 2/45. Bought one that seems in good condition - h

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  • Does anybody know anything about the .303 enfield No.5Mk1 jungle carbine? Mfg. 2/45. Bought one that seems in good condition - h

    Does anybody know anything about the .303 enfield No.5Mk1 jungle carbine? Mfg. 2/45. Bought one that seems in good condition - has had the flash hider cut off but otherwise original.

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    The Original Rear sight moves every time The Rifle was Fired. Any time the Japs would find a cash of Enfield Jungle Carbines they sent them back to Japan for scrap, but kept the Mk1,3,4 for their Accuracy.

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      If the flash hider, which serves no practical purpose for you as a shooter/hunter, was properly removed and the barrel was crowned, there should be no detriment to accuracy. The .303 British is a popular cartridge wherever the British Empire flies its flag and, if you're a reloader, it uses the same diameter bullets as the 7.7 Japanese and the 7.76x53mm Belgian Mauser. It's a good deer cartridge and it should serve you well. You won't have the same spectrum of bullet weights and shapes as a thirty caliber, but you may be able to obtain surplus military ammunition for less expensive practice. The original magazines for the rifle contained ten rounds, which may be an issue in some areas these days. As you can see, the bolt cocks on closing and it's easily disassembled. Enjoy your .303!

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        As soon as i get some ammo i am going to see what it can do. Thanks for the info.

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          Correction: Same bullet diameter as the 7.65x53mm Belgian Mauser and the 7.7 Japanese, which id 0.312". I should know better than to take my eyes off the keyboard when I type!

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            EJP,
            I probably will not reload for this.

            Ed, BTW if you see this, there is a guy on the Fishing Message Board that is stationed in Saratoga Springs and needs some help on trout fishing. I think that is more toward the area you are familiar with.

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              jhjimbo,
              I was born in the Northeast, and have since relocated (repeatedly)...a little while in southwestern Colorado, 25 years in southern California, and for the last 16 years or more in the Pacific Northwest. I've tried to familiarize myself with the environment wherever I remained for any period of time. In a few instances, I've been able to revisit the friends and the areas I've enjoyed along the way...not often enough. It has been a great while since Upstate NY, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey, so my memories of those areas are not current. Some things don't change, but suburban development and habitat encroachment have made some areas unrecognizable over time. I will look for the question of the Fishing Message Board.
              Ed

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