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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Rifles for Drill Reply with quote

So, this would obviously be yet another expense in an already expensive hobby, but would people be willing to buy deactivated Enfields for rifle drill? If so we can incorporate that into the training.

Well executed rifle drill would be an excellent addition.

Thoughts, opinions?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Re: Rifles for Drill Reply with quote

Yorkie wrote:
So, this would obviously be yet another expense in an already expensive hobby, but would people be willing to buy deactivated Enfields for rifle drill? If so we can incorporate that into the training.

Well executed rifle drill would be an excellent addition.

Thoughts, opinions?


When my paperwork for my PAL is done, I intend to get a 1918 No.1 Mk.III SMLE I have lined up.

I am also keeping my eye out for any available No.4 Mk.I models.

So, to answer your question, I for one intend to get a rifle suitable for drill. I like the idea of rifle drill as well; looks sharp.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to say it's a bad idea but I would like to see some enfield conversion or some sort for airsoft uses. Don't get me wrong... but I would want to use it for airsoft and drills as well.

I'm not sure if its legal or illegal to convert deactivated enfields into airsoft use. I really hate to buy one and only use it maybe like once a month for a drill and being a wallhanger.

I dunno.. i'm just crazy sometimes.. can't we just do it with 2 x 4 wood.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shiftyc wrote:
I don't want to say it's a bad idea but I would like to see some enfield conversion or some sort for airsoft uses. Don't get me wrong... but I would want to use it for airsoft and drills as well.

I'm not sure if its legal or illegal to convert deactivated enfields into airsoft use. I really hate to buy one and only use it maybe like once a month for a drill and being a wallhanger.

I dunno.. i'm just crazy sometimes.. can't we just do it with 2 x 4 wood.


It's illegal to convert a deactivated weapon to fire again... even if it's just bbs.

Make the 2x4 look more like a rifle and you are good to go. Good suggestion.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff_Baker on ASC made an AS Enfield, there has been a few other people in the mist who have done so as well.

All it takes is time, patience and money.

http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3324&start=0

http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7497&start=0

The sky is the limit.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Rifles for Drill Reply with quote

Alec wrote:
When my paperwork for my PAL is done, I intend to get a 1918 No.1 Mk.III SMLE I have lined up.

I am also keeping my eye out for any available No.4 Mk.I models.

So, to answer your question, I for one intend to get a rifle suitable for drill. I like the idea of rifle drill as well; looks sharp.

Alec


Not sure why a No1 Mk3... Paras used No4's... If you're looking for any RS I have connections.

As a general comment, I can get live or de-act if anyone wants.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was waiting for Honest Michael's Emporium of Surplus to chime in on that one! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rifles for Drill Reply with quote

*crash* wrote:
As a general comment, I can get live or de-act if anyone wants.


Just to clarify... so Crash doesn't get a bunch of PMs... you need a PAL for Live.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leecas wrote:
shiftyc wrote:
I don't want to say it's a bad idea but I would like to see some enfield conversion or some sort for airsoft uses. Don't get me wrong... but I would want to use it for airsoft and drills as well.

I'm not sure if its legal or illegal to convert deactivated enfields into airsoft use. I really hate to buy one and only use it maybe like once a month for a drill and being a wallhanger.

I dunno.. i'm just crazy sometimes.. can't we just do it with 2 x 4 wood.


It's illegal to convert a deactivated weapon to fire again... even if it's just bbs.

Make the 2x4 look more like a rifle and you are good to go. Good suggestion.


I figure so. I remember reading somewhere about it's illegal to convert it.. just wasn't so sure about it.

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Jeff_Baker on ASC made an AS Enfield, there has been a few other people in the mist who have done so as well.

All it takes is time, patience and money.

http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3324&start=0

http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/php/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=7497&start=0

The sky is the limit.


Yeah I saw his thread here and there about his Enfield... though the only reason I can't attempt it because of resources and connections for parts and other services such as wielding etc.

Just curious.. how much does the de-act enfields go for?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cost of de-act Enfield depends on what you're looking for... nicer the more it costs... brit/ cdn (cdn pricey).... No4/ No1 Mk3....

Decent No4 Brit that has the been there look but not beat is btwn $450-550 range.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So not to clog up the 'Weapons' thread about the Bren.

The missus is on the mend, by no means out of the woods, but a point where I am more comfortable with being out for the day. So with that being said, and as long as Alec is willing to let us use the farm again, I would like to start getting the training going again in the new year, possibly as early as March or even earlier if there's interest, weather permitting of course.

Anyone up for that? The only unavailable day in March would be the convention, which I hope we will all be attending.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm down for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yorkie wrote:
So not to clog up the 'Weapons' thread about the Bren.

The missus is on the mend, by no means out of the woods, but a point where I am more comfortable with being out for the day. So with that being said, and as long as Alec is willing to let us use the farm again, I would like to start getting the training going again in the new year, possibly as early as March or even earlier if there's interest, weather permitting of course.

Anyone up for that? The only unavailable day in March would be the convention, which I hope we will all be attending.


You guys are welcome to come here again for a training day. I will be happy to provide rides from the bus/train station again for those who need it as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Rifles for Drill Reply with quote

*crash* wrote:
Alec wrote:
When my paperwork for my PAL is done, I intend to get a 1918 No.1 Mk.III SMLE I have lined up.

I am also keeping my eye out for any available No.4 Mk.I models.

So, to answer your question, I for one intend to get a rifle suitable for drill. I like the idea of rifle drill as well; looks sharp.

Alec


Not sure why a No1 Mk3... Paras used No4's... If you're looking for any RS I have connections.

As a general comment, I can get live or de-act if anyone wants.


Why a No1 Mk3? Because I see one for sale at a price I can afford. I am aware the paras used a No.4 Mk.I, but i can't find one for $100.

Actually, I will be looking for a No.4 Mk. I come the spring. Can you get one for not too much money? PM me if you think you have something; I will be looking to buy come about March.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Training Day, Saturday, May 21st.

Location: Alec's place.
Time: 1000-1600 (ish)

Will continue with/refresh on basic drill and begin on basic fieldcraft. So please look over the manuals again and familiarise yourselves with the words of command.

Uniforms not absolutely necessary.

Ian/Will if you can get together somewhere the morning of I can pick you up.

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