Sunday, 23 October 2011

For The LSP

This post is for my old pal the Lone Star Parson 'A Brit Anglican priest in rural Texas getting into the country life' he's also something of a Short Magazine Lee Enfield [smle] aficionado and sometime hog hunter. One of the good guys.

Saw this sporterized 'smellie' over the weekend, belonged to a general who carried it during WW1 .303 (actually .311) should make powerful hog medicine. With its 'parsimonious' running costs, you could stock it in Texan Black Walnut.

 While I was at the National Army Museum I also saw these adjustable sunglasses, pretty niffty for shooting over open sights in your neck of the woods.

More soon


hodgeman said...

Love the "smelly"...I had one years ago. Shot good and was surprisingly cheap to blast with back then.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


The annoying thing about them is they are getting quite expensive here, particularly in the Jungle Carbine spec which I'd want, easily £300 whereas the one I shot in MA last year cost $100 and came with $100 worth of ammo. If I lived on your side of the pond I'd have one like a shot

LSP said...

Ah Hah!The plan begins to come together...

Basic SMLEs still seem pretty cheap here, though the Jungle variant's kind of pricey.

Like the Texan Black Walnut!



The Suburban Bushwacker said...


No point in sporterizing a JC, that walnut is lovely, horn at both ends, flush sling and 'pod mounts, lots of very deep checkering, the rest TBC