Practicality of a 100 year old gun?

Hi /k/

I'm a cucknadian and non gun owner from a family of devout non gun owners. I am a total noob when it comes to guns

however the lee enfield SMLE has always caught my eye as a historical piece especially as a Canadian and I have been toying with the idea of owning one for a long time.

If I buy such a gun... is it really gonna be safe to fire if it's 70-100 years old? I think the ammo is quite expensive. I might use the gun as well for hunting but I think its perhaps overkill for anything other than a deer/bear.

I've also started going deep innawoods camping and I think I'd feel safe with a gun cause im in some of the densest bear country on earth (black bears only) tho I'm aware that most of the time, you don't need a gun.

In all likelyhood I will end up doing the normal gun or get a crossbow one day, but I've found myself watching videos about SMLE's dozens of times now and want to seek /k/'s wisdom of the practicality of owning one as a functional gun.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I should specify that I specifically want the WW1 version with the thick barrel at the end, I love the almost 18th century look of it and the handmade crafstmanship, but could settle for the industrially massed produced later versions I guess.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/DXEcPtw.jpeg

      Hi /k/

      I'm a cucknadian and non gun owner from a family of devout non gun owners. I am a total noob when it comes to guns

      however the lee enfield SMLE has always caught my eye as a historical piece especially as a Canadian and I have been toying with the idea of owning one for a long time.

      If I buy such a gun... is it really gonna be safe to fire if it's 70-100 years old? I think the ammo is quite expensive. I might use the gun as well for hunting but I think its perhaps overkill for anything other than a deer/bear.

      I've also started going deep innawoods camping and I think I'd feel safe with a gun cause im in some of the densest bear country on earth (black bears only) tho I'm aware that most of the time, you don't need a gun.

      In all likelyhood I will end up doing the normal gun or get a crossbow one day, but I've found myself watching videos about SMLE's dozens of times now and want to seek /k/'s wisdom of the practicality of owning one as a functional gun.

      It's called an SMLE mk.III and yes they're fine.
      >I think the ammo is quite expensive
      it's certainly not cheap, but it's not that bad because people still use them so you can get .303 Brit at most places that sell ammo.
      it's enough gun for deer or black bear but realistically you're probably just going to be shooting paper and steel with it.
      I own one that's from 1917 and I like it a lot and I think you should buy one and that if you do, you'll also like it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm with you on the looks, flat nose is best nose, and they look amazing with the big sword bayonet. I'd like one of the ishapore 308s for better ammo selection, but I reload and like a broad selection of projectiles. 303 is probably more common in leafland.

      I might look for a newer gun like pic related instead of a nicely worn warhorse. Look up how to check the bore with a round of ammo, how deep the bullet should go in the muzzle before stopping.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thanks anon

        i prefer the the no4mk1 for some reason, but if you really want to be old school and have something with actual canadian lineage look for a ross rifle instead

        for some reason I'm not as interested in it. I'm also the appeal of the wider british empire of hte smle (I'm not even an anglo lel)

        Handloading is when you buy your own empty brass, primers, bullets, and gunpowder and make your own ammunition. It's dangerous because you can blow your gun up if you do it wrong.

        i see. thanks for clarification

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        The Rifle is good and yes it will have no real issue firing those old .303 rounds. .303 can kill a black bear and yeah the ammo is going to cost you some good amount of money but honestly no ammo is cheap anymore, at least not for the last 4 years. Its a solid pick, just make sure you understand that the rifle is going to be well over a century old at this point so don't beat the shit out of the rifle and don't be alarmed if the rifle has some issues.

        yeah i could by a cheaper ammo gun for practice shooting maybe. thanks buddy

        handloading is reloading, and you might decide you want to do that instead of having to buy ammo every time you shoot, so do your future self a favor and save your empty brass in the boxes they came in. You can stop at ten boxes, or sell them to handloaders, there's always someone looking for brass.

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        >If I buy such a gun... is it really gonna be safe to fire if it's 70-100 years old?
        Yes.
        >I think the ammo is quite expensive.
        The Indian Ishapore arsenal manufactured a variant of the SMLE (the Rifle, 2A and 2A1) in 7.62NATO, which is the most widely-available center-fire rifle cartridge in North America.
        >I might use the gun as well for hunting but I think its perhaps overkill for anything other than a deer/bear.
        While you certainly could use it for hunting and innawoods stuff, a modern bolt-action rifle will be lighter, more accurate, and more durable and available in a wider variety of cartridges.

        >that thick hunk of metal at the front is the attachment point for a grenade launcher
        The iconic SMLE nosecap existed for many years before the grenade projector was designed to fit onto it; it is not purpose-designed to mount the device.

        ishapore is not as interesting to me. its an indian gun, not the british empire gun.

        anyway I think i got all the info i need. thanks fellas.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If you are looking for a gun to practice shooting since you never handled a firearm, go for a .22LR. Don't start off with rifle or even something in .223/5.56mm. .22LR is perfect for a first timer since it literally has the recoil equal to a paintball gun and its cheaper than air. I recommend getting a Savage 64, its based off the old Coey 64 and its real cheap, something around $250ish CAD. Once you got used to handling a gun then grab yourself the SMLE and have fun.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This OP get boththat SMLE and some kind of a non shit bolt action .22lr

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i prefer the the no4mk1 for some reason, but if you really want to be old school and have something with actual canadian lineage look for a ross rifle instead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here watch this but yeah there safe to shoot as you just make sure to inspect the rifle good for anything that show signs of heavy wear especially along the track where the bolt moves back and fourth.

      Buy an AR moron

      Reread the OP you frickin moron

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Basically everything is relatively safe to fire with basically whatever loads other than pissin' hot handloads other than the really early period of cartridges and black powder being phased out for smokeless and specialty cowboy loads exist for those so you don't full send a 120+ year old museum piece.
    Crazy malfunctions can happen to anything, at any time and older guns are more prone to it happening but that's just a dice roll that comes with containing high pressure in a small chamber.
    You can get it checked out by a gunsmith if you are actually worried about the operational condition but it's seriously probably fine.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I didn’t read your post but with a lee enflield:
    >attach a scope and you can hunt pretty much any game you want
    >10 round magazine is an obvious advantage over standard current production bolt action rifles
    >action of the enfield is faster and superior to current production bolt guns
    >served millions of men well, possibly your ancestors- possibly you too
    >you’ll be fricked if you’re against an equally skilled opponent with an AR or a other modern semi auto/full auto rifle

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >attach a scope and you can hunt pretty much any game you want
      Frick off Bubba, no scopes allowed
      My friend just bought a Springfield 1903 that had been used to hunt moose - in completely original condition

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can attach a scope that is made for it bozo.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    also fun fact that thick hunk of metal at the front is the attachment point for a grenade launcher you can use to chuck mills bombs at people, but you need to wrap the stock in wire if you do so to keep the stock from cracking. you can ocassionally fine ones with wire wrapped stocks already, but the grenade launcher costs as much as the rifle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah im not a schizo who wants to kill people so that doesn't interest me.

      It's exceedingly unlikely to be dangerous to use. A gun damaged enough to be a danger to the user is going to be visibly obvious to even a novice. It will be more rust than steel, and/or you won't be able to get it to cycle without a horrible struggle. Use the right caliber ammo, and don't handload your own shells, and you will be fine.

      thanks anon

      It's exceedingly unlikely to be dangerous to use. A gun damaged enough to be a danger to the user is going to be visibly obvious to even a novice. It will be more rust than steel, and/or you won't be able to get it to cycle without a horrible struggle. Use the right caliber ammo, and don't handload your own shells, and you will be fine.

      Basically everything is relatively safe to fire with basically whatever loads other than pissin' hot handloads other than the really early period of cartridges and black powder being phased out for smokeless and specialty cowboy loads exist for those so you don't full send a 120+ year old museum piece.
      Crazy malfunctions can happen to anything, at any time and older guns are more prone to it happening but that's just a dice roll that comes with containing high pressure in a small chamber.
      You can get it checked out by a gunsmith if you are actually worried about the operational condition but it's seriously probably fine.

      what is handloading and why is it dangerous?

      also its crazy to me that a 100 year old anything can be reliably fine. I can't think of anything other than a gun that would work fine after 100 years

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Handloading is when you buy your own empty brass, primers, bullets, and gunpowder and make your own ammunition. It's dangerous because you can blow your gun up if you do it wrong.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        handloading is reloading, and you might decide you want to do that instead of having to buy ammo every time you shoot, so do your future self a favor and save your empty brass in the boxes they came in. You can stop at ten boxes, or sell them to handloaders, there's always someone looking for brass.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >If I buy such a gun... is it really gonna be safe to fire if it's 70-100 years old?
      Yes.
      >I think the ammo is quite expensive.
      The Indian Ishapore arsenal manufactured a variant of the SMLE (the Rifle, 2A and 2A1) in 7.62NATO, which is the most widely-available center-fire rifle cartridge in North America.
      >I might use the gun as well for hunting but I think its perhaps overkill for anything other than a deer/bear.
      While you certainly could use it for hunting and innawoods stuff, a modern bolt-action rifle will be lighter, more accurate, and more durable and available in a wider variety of cartridges.

      >that thick hunk of metal at the front is the attachment point for a grenade launcher
      The iconic SMLE nosecap existed for many years before the grenade projector was designed to fit onto it; it is not purpose-designed to mount the device.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the pajeet ones in 7.62 are known for having feeding and ejection issues.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There are some canadian 762 ones but there kinda rare. Usually go for about 2k leaf paso.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's exceedingly unlikely to be dangerous to use. A gun damaged enough to be a danger to the user is going to be visibly obvious to even a novice. It will be more rust than steel, and/or you won't be able to get it to cycle without a horrible struggle. Use the right caliber ammo, and don't handload your own shells, and you will be fine.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You are unironically going to get your booty cheeks clapped with that ancient relic, best to become a qt femboy or troon out

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Go back to your Ukraine thread homosexual. Keep your homosexual and troony shit to those threads. OP here is asking a good question that is worth making a thread.

      https://i.imgur.com/DXEcPtw.jpeg

      Hi /k/

      I'm a cucknadian and non gun owner from a family of devout non gun owners. I am a total noob when it comes to guns

      however the lee enfield SMLE has always caught my eye as a historical piece especially as a Canadian and I have been toying with the idea of owning one for a long time.

      If I buy such a gun... is it really gonna be safe to fire if it's 70-100 years old? I think the ammo is quite expensive. I might use the gun as well for hunting but I think its perhaps overkill for anything other than a deer/bear.

      I've also started going deep innawoods camping and I think I'd feel safe with a gun cause im in some of the densest bear country on earth (black bears only) tho I'm aware that most of the time, you don't need a gun.

      In all likelyhood I will end up doing the normal gun or get a crossbow one day, but I've found myself watching videos about SMLE's dozens of times now and want to seek /k/'s wisdom of the practicality of owning one as a functional gun.

      The Rifle is good and yes it will have no real issue firing those old .303 rounds. .303 can kill a black bear and yeah the ammo is going to cost you some good amount of money but honestly no ammo is cheap anymore, at least not for the last 4 years. Its a solid pick, just make sure you understand that the rifle is going to be well over a century old at this point so don't beat the shit out of the rifle and don't be alarmed if the rifle has some issues.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I’d be butthurt too if I was issued a 120 year old mosin

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also leaf I shoot mine all the time. Get reloading equipment to make your own ammo as 303 is pretty much unobtainable now.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't you take advantage of Canada's MAID program

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Also kinda rare but you can get 22lr canadian trainer enfields as well.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy an AR moron

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