Lee Enfield Sporter

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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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Wow! Love it!
 

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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.
 

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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.
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Mine in 303. I have got a nice 5 shot magazine for it now
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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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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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Bos
A truly beautiful Lee Enfield. I've always table a soft spot for the rifle and am rarely without one.
The 25/303 is a very underrated cartridge they will do everything the 243 will.
Cheers
Bob
 

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to get forgiveness for the crimes of my youth I have since tried to save military rifles from table top butchers when I can.
If you still have any of those sporterized Enfields, and decide to seek forgiveness for the crimes of your youth by selling them cheap, give me a shout!
 

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That is how I found it at the LGS. Only thing I have done to it was use some stock buff to wipe of years of grime and shoot it. It has a wonderful smell to it, hard to describe. It came with the ten round mag, but I have since fitted two 5 rounders to it. Love this old rifle.
Got it for a song and I cant carry a tune in a bucket.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::eek:
 

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That smell is called history, it always smells good!
Its smells to me like a place I have never been, an old English gun room. I can see it behind glass doors in the gun cabinet, with the smell of brandy and expensive pipe tobacco and cigars in the room; the rooms walls adorned with the heads of game animals from Africa and India.
Corny, but that's what this rifle speaks to me of.
 

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