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Thread: Re: British .303 Jungle Carbine

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    Default Re: British .303 Jungle Carbine

    I picked up a .303 British 1946 Jungle Carbine this week from a guy at work who got it from his grandfather. The stock was sealed in some type of clear finish, but the stock was in great shape. The only other problem as far a being collectable was that years ago, somebody drilled & tapped the left side of the receiver for a scope mount of unknown origin. The barrel is bright with no pitting at all, as the previous owner cleaned it meticously

    Not to mention the RAF 1938 AP ammo that came with it.......did I do good?

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    My 9/46 Fazakerley also was in mint shape and had a light varnish like finish on the wood.
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    When I was in high school, I saw those Jungle Carbines sell for $15 - $20. Now I see them at gun shows for $650 or so. Wish I had gotten one when they were plentiful. Very cool rifle!

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    maybe for christmas
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    I got the rifle with 20 rounds of British ball FMJ headstamped 1944, 48 rounds of AP made for the RAF in the original box headstamped 1938, 25 rounds of softnosed .303 headstamped 1941. The guy threw in an Indian sword about 4 feet long for grins as he didn't want it anymore. The deal was $200.00 for all!

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    Sounds like a "keeper" to me. (Both the friend/co-worker and the rifle!)

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    You did great. Keep the friend as well.

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    DUDE!!!!!
    definitly a sweet find!!
    even if its drilled and tapped-just as long as it isnt bubbaed
    theres actualy collectors who collect early sporterized rifles
    if it dont look bad i wouldnt worry about it-i would find a nice mount and scope for it
    i love my jungle carbine- verry acurate
    i gotta get my camera fixed so i can post pics-mine came in typical issued condition with the rack number on the stock-and the guy i got it from said it was in viet nam
    i kinda believe him he was part of the first"advisor"teams there
    id say he brang it back himself but he wouldnt go into details of how he got it
    Enjoy your new toy!!!
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    At $200 you got a steal! A lot of the jungle carbines have a rubber buttpad thats hard as plastic because of age and being stored with the weight of the rifle on the pad. If yours is hard you can get a new one from sarco.
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    Sweet rifles. I've had one for quite a few years. I'll tell you this. If the butt pad is hard, you will need some padding, as the jungle 303 carbine has a rather bad kick to it.
    All and all, a grand rifle, and a very good buy on your part.
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