Would You Do This to an Enfield?

This photo showed up in my inbox and it got me to thinking. Would I do this to so a 308 Indian Enfield? No. But what if I lived in a place where this was the ONLY rifle I could own? Or possibly afford? What if I needed more options and this was my only boom-stick?

Admittedly I would need to create quite a contrived and convoluted situation to justify such a modification. But those situations are out there. However few.

It is my hope that the owner at least kept his original parts and it’s possible to convert it back should someone else desire. I like our 308 Enfield and it will be staying in original configuration even though it will be shot a lot. CLICK HERE to see it ours.

 

 

 
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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • MickeyG

    No, no, no !

    • What if you lived in a EU country that only allows you to have ONE rifle?

      The upgrade might be more practical for the user.

      Marky

      • MickeyG

        A very valid point, I was thinking as a free American, not a EU subject/serf.

        • In the end, one has to jump through some hoops to get to justifying such a conversion. Luckily we still have freedom in the USA.

          Marky

          • MickeyG

            Indeed, I was not a Trump fan, but he beats the heck out of what Clinton had in mind for the USA ! Semper Fi.

  • Daniel, God is my judge

    This reminds me of all the now classic cars my friends and I hotrodded in the 60’s and 70’s. Back then they were not worth much, just used cars, some with blown motors or transmissions. Now, some of those cars would be worth a lot, if we had been able to store them somewhere. I really don’t know much about the Enfield. Is it desirable, are they rare, will it increase in value? If not, was it improved in some way, is it more accurate, etc? The Enfield, in original or altered condition is not my cup of tea, but I have also seen guys put a lot of work and money into an AK trying to turn it into an AR clone, and wondered what the point was. It’s one thing to make changes to a gun that makes it better, but not just to be making changes just because you can.

    • I watch the Barret-Jackson car prices and giggle when I think about the hod-rods of my youth.

      Marky

      • Daniel, God is my judge

        I watch and almost hurl chunks when I see one similar to one I or a friend had.

  • Conner

    I guess there’s always a reason someone might do this, like maybe if they own it and there’s nothing you can do about stopping them from it. In my mind there are a lot of other actions you could do this to doing less damage to history, but in your given circumstance it would of course be up to the owner. I love the Enfield and couldn’t imagine doing this to any of mine. On the other hand if there’s any good taken from this, the more they screw up the more valuable ours become. I know. Very little solace here but that’s all I could come up with…..