Re: British 303 question
OK, I don't like the idea of cutting up a collector gun to "sporterize" it, but pray tell how much collector value or interest there is in an old SMLE which has already been "bubba'd" to the extent of having the clip guide removed?
I too, like to see historical guns kept in original condition, but many millions of Mausers, U.S. Enfields and Springfields, Krags, and SMLE's are already irretrievably lost to the hacksaws of a couple of generations. Talking about "killing the [collector] value" of such guns is silly - and about 50 years too late.
P.S. Merry Christmas to all here.