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Just bought my first Enfield - 1942 Long Branch

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I'm a Finn Mosin collector and haven't had the opportunity to play with an Enfield until a few months ago I got to shoot one... I enjoyed it but I hadn't really considered buying one until I went into a new gun store today and looked at their over-priced milsurps. The owner showed me a plain-Jane Swedish Mauser on consignment for $1900!!! lol

So I mention that I like old military rifles and he says "hey I have an old Enfield in back, I'm asking $125 for it." so he went to get it. Here are the pics:

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Nice early Long Branch-----and for $125, they should swear out a warrant for your arrest.

The backsight is from the 1950-ish era of LB production and the locking lever is folded in on itself, which is what makes it stick out like that. This is usually a fatal injury to the stamped type sight.
There are plenty of loose backsights out there, though, so it won't be hard to fix.
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