best looking military issue long arms?




 
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November 8th, 2011  
wayword son
 

Topic: best looking military issue long arms?




my list
single shot breech loader.... martini-henry rifle
bolt action mag. rifle.... Enfield p-14/p-17
assault rifle..... g-3
gp machine gun...... mg-42
heavy machine gun...... Vickers, mk II
November 8th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
1858 Enfield rifled muzzle loader
Lee Enfield Number 1 Mk3* (without magazine cut off)
Lee Enfield Number 4 Mk1 Sniper Rifle (Regulated by Holland & Holland)
1928 Thompson with front pistol grip, finned barrel, Cutts converter and drum mag
Bren Gun Mk3
GPMG (British built version of the FN MAG58)
L1A1 SLR
M2 Browning 50 cal
November 9th, 2011  
George
 
Think the P-'53 Enfield looks much better than the P-'58. Agree with the Tommy Gun. Most of the verions of the Mauser bolt rifles are fine looking.
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November 9th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
Think the P-'53 Enfield looks much better than the P-'58. Agree with the Tommy Gun. Most of the verions of the Mauser bolt rifles are fine looking.
I fired the Parker Hale built 1858 Enfield which were built using the original gauges from Enfield Lock. It was beautiful to fire and beautifully accurate.
November 13th, 2011  
George
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I fired the Parker Hale built 1858 Enfield which were built using the original gauges from Enfield Lock. It was beautiful to fire and beautifully accurate.
Don't know about the P-H P-58s, But I read that the P-H P-53s were a full lb heavier than the originals.
November 14th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The Parker Hale built Enfield I fired was built as a 45 calibre volunteer model and an 1853 model not an 1858. I stand corrected. As far as I am aware, the Parker Hale built Enfield's were built to exacting standards, in all honesty I don't know if they are heavier or not.
November 14th, 2011  
George
 
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Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The Parker Hale built Enfield I fired was built as a 45 calibre volunteer model and an 1853 model not an 1858. I stand corrected. As far as I am aware, the Parker Hale built Enfield's were built to exacting standards, in all honesty I don't know if they are heavier or not.
P-H apparently sold their tooling to EuroArms of Italy(with the P-H stamp still being found on them) & it is said the they are also a lb heavy & the competing ArmySport P-53s are the correct weight.
November 15th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
P-H apparently sold their tooling to EuroArms of Italy(with the P-H stamp still being found on them) & it is said the they are also a lb heavy & the competing ArmySport P-53s are the correct weight.
I was lead to believe Parker Hale sold to an American company, for the life of me I cannot remember who.

I had one of the last British built Parker Hale 300 Win mag. beautifully built and amazing accuracy.
November 15th, 2011  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I was lead to believe Parker Hale sold to an American company, for the life of me I cannot remember who.

I had one of the last British built Parker Hale 300 Win mag. beautifully built and amazing accuracy.
Maybe the Italians only bought the front loaders...
November 16th, 2011  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by George
Maybe the Italians only bought the front loaders...
I have since found out that Parker Hale were bought out by Gibbs in the US.
 


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