Lee Enfield Sporter

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  1. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

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    Here are a couple of photos of a LE that I have been playing with for a while. I have a bit of a passion for Lee Speeds. I have one original Lee Speed Sporter which will stay that way and another barreled action which is going to get a complete restoration from the ground up. I have a lovely piece of Franquette Walnut put aside for this one. I also have a Lee Enfield again in a sporter stock I made in 303/25, this one sports a period correct Pecar 4 power scope.
    Unfortunately I am very time poor nowadays working in Indonesia and I don't get back to Australia as often as I would like, being away from home for a month at a time is no fun.
    Anyway have a look and I hope you like what I've done so far.

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  2. gunworks

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    Wow! Love it!
     

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    Very nice! I've got a soft spot for Lee Enfields, shot my first deer with one, although it was a Jungle Carbine.
     

  5. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

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    Here's a shot of the butt-stock under a different light half way through getting its oil finish. It shows some very nice colours. I like dark textured stocks so they all get the same finish with Alkaneet root.

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  6. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Love mine as well! It is my “Ghost and the Darkness” rifle ( see that movie if you haven’t). Mine shoots better than my eyes can see, and doesn’t have near the furniture that lovely thing will have.
     

  7. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Yes a few of us love the Lee Enfield and the Lee Speed Bos. I have built many of the LS styled stocks and finished them for 303's, 35/303, 375/303 and my 400 LS which is the 405 Winchester case shortened .2 and altered the magazine to single stack. 400 Lee Speed.png 303 to 400.png

    Mine in 303. I have got a nice 5 shot magazine for it now
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    leslie hetrick AH Enthusiast

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    the .303 rifles were my first victims to be put under the hack saw as they were so cheap(9.00-14.00 USD) in 1959. I got the dumb shit award from the military collectors in our small town for three years running and for three years I got the best customer award from the local hardware stores, for buying the most sand paper-emery paper-hacksaw blades- steelwool-quarts of lindseed oil-3 in 1 oil. i get sick today just thinking about the crimes I committed against those helpless rifles with the help I got from gun rags of the times. as my income grew I moved up to mausers-springfields and spared none. to get forgiveness for the crimes of my youth I have since tried to save military rifles from table top butchers when I can.
     
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    I like it! That wood is nice too!
     

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