Lets see those .303's

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by PA_RIFLEMAN303, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. jack404

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    yes the 37


    no! i used what parts i had here to restore the one for the museum ( i fix stuff for them )

    the one i had here had no bolt and the sights where removed but the wood was intact and the one we did get had been sporterised but had sights , a bit of swapping and Viola!! ,

    i've not seen another since

    they are rather collectible to say the least
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  2. demo

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    They are but I suppose to most they're just another SMLE.
  3. jack404

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    and there is the hassle, they are out there, folks just dont realise eh ..
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    Yes I wonder how many. I've come across quite a few 35 and 36 dated rifles that have been DP'd. Any explanations?
  5. jack404

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    35's and 6's are common enough but remember the pacifist movement that came back to london from germany crying PEACE IN OUR TIME .. the brits got us to stop production of LE's as it may upset the AXIS powers ( appeasement and we know how that goes)

    by 38' the japanese spread was fast and scary and so lithgow went full bore again despite what the brits wanted .. a lot of old rifles where sold off in that period

    others dismantled for spares , sad eh .. oh we'll live and learn ( appeasement dont work )
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    Jack, Can you still find stocks for a Mk V SMLE around your neighborhood? I've got a MK V that has been put in a sporter stock but retains all orginality except the stock. It is a double stamped 1922 model. I've also got an all orginal 1922 model.
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    I guess no MK V's in downunder.
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    These are buried somewhere in the back of the safe!
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    I have a fully timbered 303 and A Jack Pollard conversion to sporting.

    Back in the early days, it was illegal to have a firearm that fired military ammo.

    Jack Pollard re-chambered them to 7.7 X 54 and the cops went over to his shop regularly to try and chamber a .303 round.

    Must get some pics out.

    I am new here and just finding my way around
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