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Thread: Sorrell and Sons Lee Enfield bush rifle

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    I’ve dealt with the fella who builds these, he brought some bits off me. I found him good to deal, and I think it’s good somebody’s turning these old gems back into life again. Some cool caliber conversions, but not my sorta style of rifle, but sits better to me than stripping old 303s down to pieces and selling them off bit by bit.

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    The bottom rifle with the pistol grip,is actually I would say the best handling Lee Enfield I have ever held.They may look funny but pick one up and they are very ergonomic and comfortable to hold,leaves the standard wood buttstock for dead as far as handling goes.For pest control and general hunting use,absolutely worth looking into.
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    I tried one, found it was crap actually. But I guess the difference is if you have time on the LE and use it like it's designed the wooden butt stock and grip are actually very effective, the pistol grip drops your hand too far down and ends up slowing you down on bolt cycling I found.

    Probably very ergonomic if you are shooting slow timed like a standard bolt action, just felt weird and slow to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli_Dog View Post
    If I had spare cash I would buy an x39 version.... anyone got a 1in10 308 barrel laying around.

    These rifles look a bit like the updated oz versions
    https://modernfirearms.net/en/civili...s/aia-m10-eng/
    It's a shame they never took off. I'd love one in 7.62x39 but to be honest I doubt it does anything a ruger ranch doesn't.
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    Problem with the M10 versions was the cost - eye watering when you could get an off-the-shelf commercial package with scope cheaper and at that stage there were reasonable numbers of milsurps to be had for bargain prices.
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    I get that these are (hopefully all) made from already sporter-ised rifles, but I think you'd be better off finding a No4mk1 or even SMLE that has had the wood trimmed down and barrel left as is. Plenty around like that and your ears will thank you, (and wallet too I suspect). In fairness, I love shooting my JC with earmuffs on, and I do kinda like the idea of giving new life to old buggered British rifles by means of calibre conversions etc, I have a Martini Henry action with .303 extractor in it which I am itching to build into a .455 Webbley carbine with big-arse suppressor, like a poor man's DeLisle for no reason other than because I can.
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