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Old 07-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
 
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Since you live in the land that could actually freeze Hell over, would you rate the FAL as reliable as the Enfield? Perhaps if both used a dry lubricant? Do you have to move (not necessarily completely cycle) the Enfield's action to keep it from freezing up? And how to the action covers work up there? Are they worth carrying?

How do scopes hold up in the temperature extremes? I'd imagine cheap one would be pretty worthless after a short bit of time.
 
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:13 AM   #2
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Both the FN FAL and Lee Enfield work in severe cold weather very reliably! I normally use a dry graphite on my guns during the winter months. The Lee Enfield is still issued to the Canadian Rangers(Eskimos) way up north as a standard issue rifle. I think the action covers for the Enfield last seen service during WW II. I've had good luck with Bushnell scopes during the winter. They have a great warranty service also.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
 
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Thanks for the reply, LOL.

I bought the L1A1 because at the time I lived in teh mountains and although didn't see -40 often, it did get there, and the FAL design had such a rep for reliability.

My first Enfield I bought because it was a relatively rare 6-groove. Boy does it shoot.

BTW, both are Canadian models. I'm also fond of Garands. It's too bad you guys lost so much of your gun culture, you do good work!
 
 
Old 07-14-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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6 groves are not rare on Longbranch Enfields. If your lucky enough to have a Canadian C1A1 , baby it, charish it, it is an excellent battle rifle of immense quality.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 06:09 PM   #5
 
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6 groves are not rare on Longbranch Enfields. If your lucky enough to have a Canadian C1A1 , baby it, charish it, it is an excellent battle rifle of immense quality.
6-groovers are rare as hen's teeth. Mine was a special order item. Must not be looking in the right places. You know if they made any 6-groovers with the micrometer rear sights instead of the vernier slide?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:51 PM   #6
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Canadian Enfields produced at Longbranch Arsenals came with either a 2, 5, or 6 groove barrel. Three (3) Backsights were issued with Canadian Enfields;

1) Mk 1 Vertical Leaf ............. Aperture sight, screw adjustable for ranges from 200 yd to 1300 yd. W/battle sight

2) Mk 2 "L" Type .................... Double aperture 300 yd. and 600 yd.

Mk 3 Vertical Leaf ................... Aperture sight, slide w/click adjustment for ranges from 200 yd. to 1300 yd. W/ Battle sight

Foresight Fixed vertical blade, 12 different sizes from -0.045 inch to +0.120 inch in 0.015 inch increments.
 
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