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    Hi, here are my two carbines I have just added to the collection.

    The top one is a 1890 Enfield AC III in 303.
    The bottom one is a 1897 LEC I.

    This gun has had a major repair on the butt, which shows its craftsmanship as it is a near perfect repair.

    Both are still fitted with an original Enfield fine rifled barrels. I am yet run a round of two through them so I don't know how they shoot.


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    Here's my Enfield carbines. The first is a Citadel Martini. Very interesting, these... IIRC, just after the turn of the century, a lot of the parts and the machinery used to make Martini rifles at BSA was moved to Egypt. Here they were helped by British supervisors and tradesmen to set up an assembly line to turn out rifles. Occasionally shunned by collectors, a lot of these rifles are in very good condition. The exterior of mine is quite good for 108 years old, and the bore is immaculate! Have to put a few through it one day....

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    One pic of the modern ones for now, side by side. More when time permits

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    • fishphillott
      fishphillott commented
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      Very nice as usual Techsupport and Bathurst