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The Lee Enfield has finally left active service with India

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It leaves Indian service after 75 years of service:

Link: https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/republic-day-up-police-bids-adieu-to-british-era-303-rifles-after-75-yrs-120012600137_1.html

 

It also left Canadian Ranger Service several years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Rangers#Rifle_replacement

 

Old "soldiers" still on active service:  the Colt 1911, the Browning M2, the M1917 Enfield Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius_Dog_Sled_Patrol#Equipment  and the

Mosin-Nagant:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62_Tkiv_85

 

 

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It’s the 20th century Brown Bess. 

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1 hour ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

Can't believe someone is still using the M1917 Enfield. :o

 

I know it's a military unit, but they sound more like hunters.  their primary concerns are being able to take down polar bears and musk oxes.  I'd use a bolt action 30-06 too, and they didn't get much better than an  m1917. 

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Yeah, I've got an M1917 myself. Been searching for years for a replacement stock to no avail.

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20 hours ago, Chantry said:

Old "soldiers" still on active service:  the Colt 1911, the Browning M2, the M1917 Enfield Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirius_Dog_Sled_Patrol#Equipment  and the

Mosin-Nagant:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.62_Tkiv_85

 

 

 

What about the Gatling Gun?  The multi-barrel, rotary aircraft cannons operate on the same principle, with the hand crank replaced by an electric motor.

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31 minutes ago, punxsutawneypete said:

 

What about the Gatling Gun?  The multi-barrel, rotary aircraft cannons operate on the same principle, with the hand crank replaced by an electric motor.

It hasn't been in continuous service as long as the other guns I mentioned and adding the electric motor significantly changes the gun, while the guns I mentioned haven't changed much, if at all, from their original design.

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4 hours ago, Chantry said:

It hasn't been in continuous service as long as the other guns I mentioned and adding the electric motor significantly changes the gun, while the guns I mentioned haven't changed much, if at all, from their original design.

 

That's true.

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I know a Canadian guy who hunts regularly with a Ruger American #1 in .303. He says that in Canada there is never any shortage of cheap .303, and not likely to ever be....

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