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Sarg
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303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ?
      #157334 - 24/03/10 09:20 PM

Just seen this for sale , never heard of a Semi Auto 303 other than a Bren .
Called a Mohawk 555 by Globe Co from Canada ?







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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: Sarg]
      #157342 - 24/03/10 10:04 PM

its made from a russian SWT 40


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bigger_is_best
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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: lancaster]
      #157394 - 25/03/10 07:50 AM

For a few decades after WWII attempts were made to create semi-autos from Lee Enfields. Tasmania (southernmost state of Oz) seems to have been a centre for such efforts and a number of different models reached the testing or limited production stage. The few I have seen pictures of used a gas piston working a cover or cradle that lifted and moved the bolt, with springs to close it up again. The project died out and Australia (along with England and most of the commonwealth) opted for the then new Belgian FN FAL, renamed the SLR.
I believe there were other eforts to make .303 semi-autos post WWII, and perhaps even during that conflict, but politics and engineering killed them all off.
Would like to hear from anyone lucky enough to still have one, or even photos or first hand experience of using them. At that time I think more than a few ended up in civilian hands, because Governments had more say than public servants, and citizens were considered more trustworthy.


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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: bigger_is_best]
      #157613 - 27/03/10 11:57 AM

The Globe .303 is garbage and lots of bad press here in Canada.All I've read has not been good...................Harold

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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: mbogo3]
      #163763 - 10/07/10 12:45 AM

Can't see why they would not just stick with the 7.62x54R SVT-40.

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Rule303
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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: bigger_is_best]
      #163802 - 10/07/10 09:34 PM

There are a couple of the semi auto Lee Enfield tried in Aust during the war years at the Army Museum at Bandiana just out of Wodonga Victoria. Interesting but awkward looking contraptions.

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Re: 303 Brit Semi Auto by Globe Co ? [Re: GroovyMike]
      #164713 - 21/07/10 11:47 PM

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Can't see why they would not just stick with the 7.62x54R SVT-40.




Actually they were built in the 90s when surplus 7.62x54r was non existant. About the only good thing about them is also the worse part. They were built on SA marked rifles.


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