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Seesm
09-18-2009, 9:48 PM
I am wondering what is the best "period correct scope" for the Jungle carbine... Pics as well.

I want to keep it looking original and working ok for my Dad. (His rifle)
Thanks for any and all help folks!!

emcon5
09-19-2009, 8:33 AM
I don't think there is such a thing.

If you want to scope it, I would look at the various no-gunsmith mounts, like ATI (http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=3&page=1&id=16), S & K (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=29491/pid=12461/sku/4___5_Lee_Enfield_Mount), B-Square (http://secure.armorholdings.com/b-square/smle.html), or this one (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1502/Product/ENFIELD_No__4___No__5) from a company I have never heard of.

It is your rifle (well your father's) and you can certainly do what you want, but it would be a shame to drill holes in a relatively uncommon Jungle Carbine.

Eat Dirt
09-19-2009, 9:04 AM
I don't think there is such a thing.

If you want to scope it, I would look at the various no-gunsmith mounts, like ATI (http://www.atigunstocks.com/products.aspx?category=3&page=1&id=16), S & K (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=29491/pid=12461/sku/4___5_Lee_Enfield_Mount), B-Square (http://secure.armorholdings.com/b-square/smle.html), or this one (http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1502/Product/ENFIELD_No__4___No__5) from a company I have never heard of.

It is your rifle (well your father's) and you can certainly do what you want, but it would be a shame to drill holes in a relatively uncommon Jungle Carbine.

I agree on all the above

smle-man
09-19-2009, 3:09 PM
Me too! There are cut down #4 rifles for sale all over the place, use one of those to scope for your Dad. I can sympathize on the desire for a scope, my 55 year old eyes suddenly aren't cutting it with military open sights for long distances.

BigRich
09-19-2009, 4:17 PM
Keep in mind that the Jungle Carbine was notorious for "wandering zero". The Brits were never able to successfully sort that out. The lightening cuts likely made the action too flexible. This is probably not the best candidate for your project. Start with a #4. You will be better off.

Seesm
09-19-2009, 10:21 PM
Yeah I do not want to change it as it is ALL original... It has been in a box since 1945 I think...

I have to pull it out tomorrow and look at it as I thought it had a scope mounting point on the left hand side (3 or 4 screws) But I may be thinking of my neighbors #4.

This carbine I have not looked at much at all...

I have never seen a "Jungle" unit have a scope... But I was thinking it was drilled for one... but I must be wrong as nothing is hacked or changed from any other I have seen.

I will peek at it... More soon.

These do seem pretty rare from what I have seen.

I have really never been all that into Enfields but this one I like the looks of...

mj1
09-20-2009, 8:38 AM
Five round magazine
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/3c832e54.jpg
Ten round
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/62c73980.jpg

BigRich
09-21-2009, 3:06 PM
mj1, you have a PM.