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    Early Long Branch on Gunbroker

    Early Long Branch on Gunbroker 2L6120 buy it now price $350. Needs gloss removed from stock . .Lee-Enfield Longbranch 1942 .303 – BEAUTIFUL! : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com


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    Gotta love that varnish finish...
    Regards, Jim

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    My friend 'restored' an L1A1 rifle (albeit a very early UKicon spec dewat). I sent it through the workshop system for him and it came back looking spick and span, as per the usual MoD finish plus a set of almost new wood, found in a hidden cupboard. Then his idea of further restoration turned into farce when he had it sprayed in the shiniest GLOSS black paint and eye wateringly shiny woodwork together with a whitened sling that would have put a concourse Rolls Royce to shame..........

    I think that he'd been on too many quarter guards - in the sun!

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    Oh .... and here I was hoping for a 1941 dated rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    I think that he'd been on too many quarter guards
    Pirbright probably did that too him, drill and duties course...
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    Very few decent early Long Branches around; that one would clean up very nicely, it's a bargain if the bolt is original. The MkIII sight is presumably a replacement for the two position peep, or it might even have had a MkI originally.

    As for brightwork, reminds me of an old handbook where it stated that "telescopic sights are not to be burnished with rotten stone or other abrasives", or words to that effect!
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    Very nice looking rifle...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Very nice looking rifle...
    Thanks.

    The other surprise is the minty bore. Hard to show, but a mirror like finish.

    Headspace checked perfectly on the No-Go gauge.

    Hard to believe a gem under all that Shellac!


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