I've resisted catching Mosinitis, I only have two. But I'm afraid Enfielditis has crawled into an orifice and infected me.....I just brought home number Five! This one's a 1942 Long Branch No.4 Mk.1*, and in pretty dang nice shape overall. Scored it for $250, which I'm told is a good price, but I don't know. I like it though.
Seller's photos, I haven't taken any yet. But hey, I brought photos, dang it!
Yeah, I had to threaten myself. The shop I work in has had three Enfields come into the shop since it opened and I brought home two of them. LOL! I don't know what happened with that third... I was all over it when it came in, then somehow I got some real hard feelings about that rifle and let it slide by. I seriously don't know what came over me. But I still don't like that rifle, and it's not even there anymore!!!! LOL!
__________________ "Ruin a liberal's day; recite historical fact." - found on a bumper sticker
Funny thing, it was advertised for sale, with the sling included, it's even in the photos. I didn't realize until I was on the way home that the sling wasn't on it, so I called the seller up and squawked about it. I picked up the sling tonight, and the brass fittings on it are stamped "H.G.&R. Ltd 1917". I have no idea what that means, but the 1917 date will go nicely on the 1917 No.1 Mk.III that I'm restoring! I'll find a WWII sling for this one on eBay or something.
Ever feel like the world's a tuxedo, and you're a pair of brown shoes? - George Gobel
I had Mosinitis but Enfielditis cured it. My enfield costs more than any other rifle I own to shoot and yet it has become the only rifle I do shoot on a regular basis. The little people in my brain have been arguing about whether I should get the Lithgow or the Longbranch they have at the shop near my dad and every time I have my mind made up I look over at the P17s and P14s and think, hmm it's sort of an Enfield and a Mauser mixed. Then my head starts to hurt and I walk away with the old Incredible Hulk theme playing in my head and no rifle.