09-16-2011 01:53 PM
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You must have read my mind there, MH is well past my "area of expertise" so to speak, but Khyber Pass is the first thing that came to my mind when an "oddball" MH comes to light.
A friend of mine who runs a firearm shop near me called me up last week and told me that I needed to get to the shop as fast as I could get there. He told me that a guy had shown up with a .303 MH and was wanting to sell it. So, knowing I was into MHs, I raced over there as fast as my tired old Land Rover could take me. I ran inside, all sorts of pictures in my head.
Well, wouldn't you know it, a good old Khyber Pass copy.
I told the seller, who was still there, what it was, and he gave me a look like I had just insulted his mother. 'The hell it is', he said. I said I was sorry, and pointed out the crudely BACKWARD 'Enfield' stamp. Oh, sorry, the THREE backward Enfield stamps. 'You don't know what you're talking about. This is real. I took a deer with it last year.' This was amazing, as the barrel was very obviously bent.
Originally Posted by Anzac15
As you have just experienced, some people either can't read, or don't want to!