P13 trial rifle

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P13 trial rifle

Postby joseyclosey » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:10 pm

The Enfield man had some of his goodies at the range on Saturday so i took the opportunity of getting some snaps for my photo collection. :D

.276 P13, serial number 210.







In the early stages of the trials with the P13 when the authorities realised that the rifles were not (amongst other things) achieving an acceptable standard of accuracy three rifles were used in some of the earliest tests to try and establish the causes of poor grouping the rifle 210 is recorded in the official tests as one of those rifles





Points to note is the lack of graduation on the dial sight and the fact that the depth of the butt between the heel and toe has been subjected to some "experimental" alterations.







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Postby Woftam » Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:34 pm

I don't suppose

"Hmmm old rifle, poor shooter, been messed with already - give you a tenner for it"

is going to work, is it ?

Lovely rifle and history lesson. Good photo's as always Joe (boots need a clean).
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Postby dromia » Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:00 am

P 13, don't know what all the fuss is about, they can't be up to much they only made a few of them.

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Postby A square 10 » Fri May 30, 2008 8:04 pm

and who wants an old P13 when you can have the more modern P14 ?

beautiful rifle , i envey you getting close enough to take the photos , id love to touch one once before i go to ther great range in the sky
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Postby krinko » Fri May 30, 2008 9:28 pm

Got to handle one here in Darkest Nebraska---the new owner had a stand-in bidding at an Enzed auction.

$15,000 US---if you're curious.

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