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Strathcona
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BSA Sporter for sale/sold
      #299350 - 21/04/17 02:26 AM

https://ellwoodepps.com/lee-enfield-no-1-sporter-bsa.html

I asked for pictures and they sent them to me and posted them on their site.

Was sold before I could decide if I wanted it. With tax and shipping it was about $730CAD


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Claydog
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Strathcona]
      #299380 - 21/04/17 08:03 AM

Not surprised it went. Nice Sporter. Cannot see the photos to well but looks to be some nice grain in the stock.

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Old_rifle_nut
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Claydog]
      #299449 - 22/04/17 01:47 AM

You snooze, you lose!

Another one for me.


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Strathcona
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Old_rifle_nut]
      #299450 - 22/04/17 03:05 AM

Let me know what the bore is like when you get it. Epps said it was 318 which is one of the reasons I hesitated. Looks like it was marked 303 on the barrel?

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Sarg
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Strathcona]
      #299452 - 22/04/17 03:43 AM

Nice rifle, weird bore & nasty Crack through the grip, if it releases a .318 just use the old 8mm size slug, I used them in a shot out barrel & the results were amazing !

Still I like the look, don't see many of that type down here, I have a mint one waiting in Canada for me !

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Strathcona
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Sarg]
      #299461 - 22/04/17 06:50 AM

I had wondered if it was maybe one of the 8mm variants.

I have thr exact same one so couldnt really justify buying a second one.

Had it been a different variant or an actual Lee-Speed i would not have hesitated.


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Old_rifle_nut
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Strathcona]
      #299463 - 22/04/17 07:45 AM

I don't think it is the 500/320 (aka 8x50R), as they had different sights, because of the Indian government's sighting & calibre restrictions, which is why the 303's weren't available there in the first place.

I've had a number of old #1 Pattern H.V.S.R.'s / Lee Speeds, especially the #1 (ribbed barrel) type, which had that large of a bore.

Look at the original 303 barrel specs. They were up to 0.321" in the grooves. (Land size 0.303"-0.3049" + 0.005"-0.0079" groove depth X 2).

I've got 13 of them now. Always room for 1 more of my favourite rifle, although I've sold a half-dozen in the last year or so that no longer appeal to me for one reason or another. Mostly the Pattern #1's (long ribbed barrelled ones), as they are pretty well useless where I hunt in the Canadian Shield, where 75 yards is a very long shot in the black spruce and the usual is 25 yards. I simply find the 21" barrel length VERY handy in the bush, so tend to really watch out for those.


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buckbrush
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Old_rifle_nut]
      #299495 - 23/04/17 05:08 AM

one of mine is a no 1 mk3 like the one at Epps. It is a number 2 sporter and has a .305 Bore and .317 groove diameter.

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Strathcona
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: buckbrush]
      #299499 - 23/04/17 07:10 AM

Here is mine. It was the same as the Epps one (10 rnd vs 5 rnd mag mind you)

The shorter barrels seem to be a bit more prevalent up here it seems



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Sarg
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Strathcona]
      #299515 - 23/04/17 12:00 PM

Man I love that model, looks great & you can put a no drill scope mount on them & that lighter barrel would be great, never seen any like that down here !

It is a what has been called a "Lee Speed" as nearly all Speeders are really BSA sporters as these are & very nice, only the front sight I'm not too keen on .

Be great to see pics of your Speeders Old rifle nut !

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Old_rifle_nut
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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Sarg]
      #299530 - 24/04/17 09:59 AM

Buckbrush:

The one at Epps that I just bought is NOT a #1 Mk. III. Neither, from the photo provided, is Strathcona's. Look at the cocking piece safety. Now look at the charger bridge. When you see both on 1 rifle, you have what is known as a C.L.L.M./E. (Charger Loading Lee Metford, or C.L.L.Enfield). It is a post-1907 variant of the Long Lee / Lee Metford II* action, ie. a Long Lee, but with a charger loading appurtenance on the top. A lot of the later higher grade sporters, at least the ones I've had, are of this pattern.

Sarg:

Well, you had commented before on a couple of my posts that you liked the photos I had posted, but, as I no longer have a photobucket account, if you pm me, I can dropbox the photos to you.

Jim


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Re: BSA Sporter for sale/sold [Re: Strathcona]
      #299535 - 24/04/17 12:53 PM

Quote:

https://ellwoodepps.com/lee-enfield-no-1-sporter-bsa.html

I asked for pictures and they sent them to me and posted them on their site.

Was sold before I could decide if I wanted it. With tax and shipping it was about $730CAD




Well done, Man - very nice!

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