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Old 08-05-2022, 06:23 PM
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Default Pair of 1941 rifles I found

I took a gamble in an online auction. These two rifles looked pretty good, especially the British proofed one. Just got these in today. Iím more pleased in person. Overall they both seem to have quite a few early parts. More than any other rifle I have. Happy to add these. Have not gauged the barrels yet.

May 1941 British proofed
https://imgur.com/a/tBJZeRy

July 1941
https://imgur.com/a/SwVs41k
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:41 PM
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Change out the numbered gas cylinder & put it on your Brit.
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Old 08-05-2022, 06:47 PM
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If either rifle has a round fire-pin (and you intend to shoot them) I suggest you replace it with the later flat-sided pin.
Those EXPENSIVE round pins have a tendency to break . . . .thatís why the ďflatĒ pins came on the scene.
Also, you might be interested to know that the British-proofed rifle came through the Birmingham Proof House . . . Not the London Proof House.
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:33 PM
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Not sure that I would, I've never seen an original Lend Lease gun with the saw cut modification...

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Change out the numbered gas cylinder & put it on your Brit.
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Old 08-06-2022, 12:56 AM
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You have some nice early part rifles there! Well done picking those up! I hope at a semi reasonable price?
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Old 08-06-2022, 01:32 AM
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Very nice! You have some great old rifles there.
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Old 08-06-2022, 10:42 AM
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Over the years I have seen some weird things done to Lendlease rifles. At one time they were just surplus rifle. At least they only swapped some parts. Finding a 1941 barrel in any kind of shape, is going to cost. GHS stocks,
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Old 08-06-2022, 10:47 AM
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I took a gamble in an online auction. These two rifles looked pretty good, especially the British proofed one. Just got these in today. I’m more pleased in person. Overall they both seem to have quite a few early parts. More than any other rifle I have. Happy to add these. Have not gauged the barrels yet.

May 1941 British proofed
https://imgur.com/a/tBJZeRy

July 1941
https://imgur.com/a/SwVs41k
The Lend Lease should have a front Sight Seal. I'm not confident that it's an all original Lend Lease without it sadly.

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Old 08-06-2022, 04:52 PM
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The first Garand May 41, Lend Lease does not have a cut gas cylinder. The July 41 does. Don't change them.

Because the front sight seal is not present does not eliminate it from a Lend Lease. Someone may have removed it to adjust the front sight.

What do the proofs look like?
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Old 08-06-2022, 09:19 PM
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Both rifles have been changed and are not original. I donít think Iíll change much on them, I like the way they look the way they are.

Iíll take some better pics of the internals tomorrow and post
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