SOLD - Lee-Enfield No5Mk1 - Jungle Carbine

Type: No. 5 Mk 1
Maker: ROF Fazakerley
Caliber: .303
Condition: 80-90%
Bore: 10/10
Year: 1944
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$875.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
C5423 - 14298
1/26/21 - The Lee-Enfield No.5 MkI gained its nickname, “Jungle Carbine,” from British troops who used the weapon in the Pacific Theater, but the name was never officially used by the military. The Jungle Carbine is a lighter, shorter variation of the No. 4 Mk I and was designed for use by British airborne forces. It is easily identifiable by the prominent flash hider that was designed to compensate for the increased flash that came with the shorter barrel. The rifle was only produced from 1944-1947 as it was ultimately seen as a flawed gun because it had a large recoil due to the short barrel and soldiers complained it had a “wandering zero.” Only about 250,000 of these rifles were produced. This particular Jungle Carbine was produced by ROF Fazakerley in November of 1944 and is in good condition with minor wear on receiver, and most of the finish loss on the flash hider. The wooden stock is in great shape, very few dings and no cracks. Terrific bore. This makes it a great gun to take to the range. There is an export mark on the top of the barrel. The rifle is chambered for .303 British.
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Condition 80-90%
Bore 10/10
Caliber .303
Maker ROF Fazakerley
Year 1944
Type No. 5 Mk 1