That is a most excellent gift...
Back in the day my brother, dad and myself used to do a lot of 22LR shooting. With a nice rifle like this you can do a lot of very exact plinking.
We took straightened out clothes hanger wire and made vertical suspension shooting target holders. (alternating cut sections of plastic pipe/wood clothespin/pipe repeat). These are the clamp type (wire spring) wooden Clothespins. (You can just run a slot down a 2x4 and accomplish the same by standing up cards in the slot).
On those wood clothespins we put various playing cards.
You try to shoot out aces, hearts, spades, eye of joker/queen/king, etc. Turn some cards sideways and try and shoot cards in two. With a solid 22LR rifle this is doable with iron sights.
Include a few wooden kitchen matches and try and shoot sticks in two or light them.
Great fun and challenging.
He's very lucky to have a brother like you.
Where did you find that beautiful rifle? How unique. I sure hope to see it in person one day.
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Where the hell did you find that at? Un-issued, un-fired? Really cool and unique gift......I'm sure he'll love it.
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So how did it he like it? Any followup?
A beautiful example and a really fine gift.
I also have an Enfield .22 trainer from Australia.
Unfortunately, mine is not nearly so pristine. It's an example of what I call "history writ in steel".
My trainer started life as a .303 long Magazine Lee-Metford RIFLE MK II made by B.S.A. & M. in 1893 when Victoria was Queen. It's marked VR for Victoria Regina.
In 1904 Sparkbrook converted the long Lee-Metford to a Srt. L.E. CONd II rifle. Still in .303 caliber.
Sometime after April 1915 (but before the end of 1918); the above was again converted (by A. G. Parker & Co. of Birmingham) to a .22 rim fire trainer.
It became .22 RF Pattern 1914 Short Rifle No. 1.
According to my reference books only 427 of the above were ever made! It is certainly one of those "you wish could talk"!
So what's the Australian connection? Way back when I held a FFL; I bought this .22 directly from its CA importer. We had several conversations before
I purchased (it wasn't real bargain). The seller advised this rifle was found among of a shipment on "standard" Aussie .303's he had imported.
He knew this one would bring several times the $75 surplus Enfields were then bringing! I had previously bought several other Lithgow made Enfields from him.
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I would have loved to see his reaction.
That is a VERY cool rifle. I have a buddy who's more into milsurp-style rifles than I am, and he would absolutely love to have one of those.
What a great gift!
How did he react when getting it?
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I love that rifle! Have to put that on my radar. Great find and greater gift!
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That's really cool.
Yeah, Richard was surprised.
He went over every inch of it and refused to shoot it.
He was sending pix to his son and grandchildren.
At first he was like, what a super nice old Enfield......... HOLY SHIT!!!!!! It's a .22 trainer!!!!!!!
He surprised SC with a golf cart for his property. Now we can scoot the cart up to the range with all the stuff in the back.
Eeewwww, don't touch it!
Here, poke at it with this stick.
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That is freaking nice. That’s one helluva gift.
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Outstanding gift from an outstanding brother. I love those .22 Enfield trainers...
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