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    Ranger 303 rifles

    Now that the Canadianicon Rangers 303 rifles have been replaced by the C19 in 308, does this affect the price of the original 303 Ranger rifles if you can purchase the older rifles?

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    I wouldn't think it will change anything any more than the relegation of the #4 rifle did. Matter of fact the #4 rifles were about worthless when they went surplus...
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    Will the ex Ranger No4's be surped for sale Jim, or destroyed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    Will the ex Ranger No4's be surped for sale Jim, or destroyed?
    I've read somewhere that they are being offered to the current 'user', if they don't want them they are to be destroyed.
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    "...the original 303 Ranger rifles..." Those are just Long Branch No. 4 Mk I* Lee-Enfields.
    "...if you can purchase the older rifles?..." The CF hasn't released any surplus firearms for eons. Government won't let 'em. Literally thousands of perfectly serviceable No. 4's , No. 7's, C1A1/C2's, Inglis BHP's and Sterling SMG's were chopped, years ago. Some of the C1A1's and BHP's were brand spankin' new too. I've heard unconfirmed stores of there being 500,000 C1A1 rifles in storage. And all the BHP's I ever saw in Militia use were in horrible condition. Finish being worn off, primarily.
    Was talking with a Reg Force guy I knew, years ago, who told me he witnessed C1A1's(might have been Lee-Enfields. It was years ago.) being run over with a Leopard tank on CFB Borden.
    Gunparts, Stateside, got some parts, but the majority of the stuff was destroyed by government order.
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    Nothing new, they destroyed a lot of the Ross rifles right after WWII.

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    That's terrible news, considering the Canadianicon Government (like the UKicon) are hellbent on destroying taxpayer property, I'm amazed the Rangers are allowed to buy their issued No4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    Will the ex Ranger No4's be surped for sale Jim, or destroyed?
    Never mind those rantings #5...he lost focus.

    The gov't won't sell anything weapon oriented. Don't believe the story about them being offered to the holder. We HAVE PCMRangers here that can probably put this to rest for you...but the Gummn't won't sell weapons of related fodder. It will be smelted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    "...the original 303 Ranger rifles..." Those are just Long Branch No. 4 Mk I* Lee-Enfields.
    "...if you can purchase the older rifles?..." The CF hasn't released any surplus firearms for eons. Government won't let 'em. Literally thousands of perfectly serviceable No. 4's , No. 7's, C1A1/C2's, Inglis BHP's and Sterling SMG's were chopped, years ago. Some of the C1A1's and BHP's were brand spankin' new too. I've heard unconfirmed stores of there being 500,000 C1A1 rifles in storage. And all the BHP's I ever saw in Militia use were in horrible condition. Finish being worn off, primarily.
    Was talking with a Reg Force guy I knew, years ago, who told me he witnessed C1A1's(might have been Lee-Enfields. It was years ago.) being run over with a Leopard tank on CFB Borden.
    Gunparts, Stateside, got some parts, but the majority of the stuff was destroyed by government order.
    Well, being as they only manufactured about 88,000 C1/C1A1/C2/C2A1 rifles i question anyones ability to store 500,000 of them...

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    A quantity of the no4 rifles are being sent to Colt Canadaicon for deactivation. They will be made available to CF museums. Not sure if any live ones are being offered,as crazy as that sounds.

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