I found .303 brothers sporterized by a agency called golden State Arms. The name was on the barrel and the barrel appeared to it is in a instead of of the original. Deserve to anyone tell me noþeles about gold State Arms and did lock in reality replace barrels ~ above .303 british actions?What to be most amazing was the stock on this rifle...a really very nice item of walnut through a cheek piece.thanksatr
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Golden State Arms to be a walk concern ago in the so late "50s and throughout the "60s. Castle sporterized plenty of .303 brother rifles in a pair of different grades of finish and wood. I"ve never ever owned one, but I"ve never ever heard noþeles bad about them, and also in fact have heard and read numerous favorable reports. I purchased my first high power rifle, a No.1 Mk.III* Lee Enfield from them in 1958. I still have one that their books which is now an extremely hard to come by. My rifle was "as-issued" and also I"ve maintained it the way.Attachment 153582
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Yes, GSA replaced barrels... I have actually a GSA Santa Fe 1946 .30-06. It"s a WWII K98 action with newer medium taper barrel, sport stock and also Weaver K4-E scope... Quite rifle indigenous the beforehand "60s.Here"s a link to some interesting background on golden State Arms.http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/carbine_santafe.html
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I purchase 1 of your jungle carbines. Rear sight was a Williams fool proof. Cleaned that up and also sprayed with level black paint. Purchase it around 1970 for 25 bucks. Shot the a lot through 8 dollar a hundred WWII ammo. Cleaned the bore and de-coppered that after a few thousand rounds.It to be my favourite kick about rifle, shooting deer and many snow shoe hares with it. My sister and also brother in-law moved earlier to his family members homestead in northern NH and also they needed a rifle because that the farm so I gave it to him. The gun go duty as a farm whatever rifle from slaughtering beef and also hogs to deer hunting and also varmint control.38 years later on his youngest kid posses his departed dad"s rifle top top his farm in Kaintuck wherein it tho doing the same work.

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GSA rebuilt so many rifles in various flavors that there"s no way they cataloged castle all. I"ve seen various No1 MkIII"s and No4 MkI"s rebuilt in to "Jungle Carbines". Part No4"s looked choose very an excellent No5 clones, the No1"s looked like a close however not rather clone and some simply looked choose a searching sporter but they all had actually "Jungle Carbine" rolled stamped ~ above the barrel. Sports of parts and stocks abounded... As soon as they got to the bottom the the barrel, the genuine ratty guns (and they offered them in barrels) would be pieced in addition to any an excellent parts obtainable or even throw in a few new parts to do a sell-able firearm.... Choose my K98. They were into selling mil-surp not standard version guns and they did whatever it took to obtain them the end the door... This was prior to "rare and also collectible" was offered to define a Lee Enfield, K98 or "03 Springfield. Castle were simply old firearms sold in barrels inexpensively.Yes, lock made some nice sports conversions but this to be a small section of your sales and also subject to change with the end notice.