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    Gun show find

    I found a Jungle Carbine at one of the local gun shows this morning. It is in a No. 4 stock that has been cut to look like a No. 5. However the rifle is a real No 5. I purchased it knowing what it was wrong with it and brought it home. I broke it down and sure enough it had the lightning cuts. Then I looked at the receiver info.

    Manufacture: ROF (F)
    Date produced: 7/44
    Serial: A 999

    I was super excited to see that! Pictures to follow. I thought it was amusing when I saw the way the sight was installed, I am sure the gentleman I purchased this from used it as a hunting rifle, he took care of it as well. It has nice clean shiny bore. No erosion especially here in the humidity, no rust either.

    Now to find an original stock, any idea as to where to locate one for 'ol A999?
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    The butt has been played around with too. But really, you can just cut your fore-end short, insert and glue a piece of wood into the slot that will appear when it's cut to the correct length. And that's it. That's how all the last replacement fore-ends came to us. And if Ordnance issued them like that, then that was good enough for us!

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    Thank you Mr. Laidlericon! I will do that.

    The butt has been played with. I took a peak and it is a No. 4 butt, screw holes where a traditional butt plate would mount. As well as the screw holes for the sling swivel being filled in as well, the dowels used to do it look to be the same wood and is done nicely.

    I forgot to mention earlier that there are no import marks either.
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    I took a group photo as well.

    I also got this Unit decoration? Badge? Clip? On a clip of Garandicon AP ammo. I don't know what unit it is only that it is a Britishicon unit.
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    Nice find, the Number 5 is a fine handling weapon, abet for the muzzle blast that can cause a nose bleed. I picked one up a couple of years ago, Fazakerly manufacture, dated 07/45, in real good condition. The only issue I had was tuning the magazine lips to stop the last round from hanging up upon chambering.
    Good luck in your search for an original stock.

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    Here's your info on the Hampshire regt... Timeline - The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

    Don't know what's wrong with the wood the rifle is wearing now? Looks great and as Peter stated several times over the years, that was exactly what the last ones they refurbished went out to the user units and subsequently surplus wearing...
    Regards, Jim

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    Interesting about the muzzle blast myth the No 5 is maligned for.

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    I've decided, if the stock was good enough for military use exactly like that then it will be good enough for me. I won't go looking around for a new one. My wallet says thank you! And thanks for the article BAR. I will enjoy reading it.

    Also, is it normal for the carbines to have no markings on the wrist like like a normal Enfield? There is no Englandicon marking, or model designation. The only info is on the receiver and the under the wrist next to the trigger guard where it says:

    N 47 and then a broad arrow.
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    Correction N 49 and then the broad arrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman1510 View Post
    Correction N 49 and then the broad arrow.
    N49 = H. Morris & Co. Glasgow

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