View Full Version : Pattern 1914 .303 Enfield rifle value?
I have a P14.303 Enfield rifle rifle that I would like to know the value of.
It was manufactured by Remington in 1917.
still has the volley sights, front and back
the bluing above the stock line is gone
stock has never been refinished
has the "fat" stock
new fore stock
has strong rifling
everything matches except the bolt
If you were re-blue the metal and refinish the stock it would be very nice.
I have never shot it, so have no idea how it shoots.
Any Idea what this rifle is worth? Please see the pictures for more detail.
02-05-2012, 8:48 AM
Not sure of the current value but you'll find that most folks in this forum would recommend against a re-blue project. That type of action generally reduces the value of your weapon by a considerable margin.
A U.S. Model of 1917 (same rifle, diff cal.) can run from $350 to upwards of a grand depending on condition, manufacture, restorations, matching parts etc. Swing by Gunbroker.com or some of the other auction sites to see what yours is going for, that'll give you an approximate idea
02-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Just throwing a rough guest out there $300-$400 would be my guess. I wouldn't reblue it like 1-m-42 said. When you re blue a gun the value drops on it.
02-05-2012, 1:54 PM
Good looking shooter. The volley sights and stock disk are a plus, mis-matched bolt a minus. If all complete could be a $500 rifle with some patience on Gunbroker, $350 sells it in an hour, $400 will take longer.
02-05-2012, 2:22 PM
If you refinish anything on it, you'll kill the value. It's worth at least $400 as is.
02-05-2012, 2:45 PM
+5 - Do NOT reblue!!! You'll kill any serious collector interest, espcially if you want to sell. That rifle fought for us in WW1, and deserves some respect for what it is.
With the volley sights still present, and a good bore, $400-$500 is a decent range in that condition.
02-05-2012, 2:46 PM
Those rifles are excellent shooters. The .303 has much less recoil than the .30-06 in the US version, and probably the powerful 7mm version that the Brits planned to adopt had not "The Big War" interrupted their plans. And the P-14 is heavier than an SMLE, so that soaks up even more recoil. So anybody who buys this can blast away for longer with less fatigue.
They also have the reputation of excellent accuracy; many of them were used as sniper rifles by the Brits in WWI. In WWII they were mostly used for training and guard duties: I've seen many photos of them being carried by Home Guards early in the war. Some were Lend-Leased by the Brits to Allied armies-in-exile (Free Norwegians, Free Greeks, etc.).
Thanks for all the reply's I will not re blue it. I am probably going to sell it as I am thinning out my collection.
Here a better view of the volley sights.
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