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Remington Pattern 14 303 British, about $500 (Grade: A)

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This must look familiar to those collectors and riflemen who know the Enfield 30-06. But this is chambered in 303 British, which was the original design of this military rifle. It had the best sights of any rifle in WWI, and was one of the strongest.

Remington Pattern 14 303 British, about $500 (Grade: A)

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This plate, graduated from 1500 to 2600 yards, is part of whatís called a volley sight. Before the general use of machine guns, infantrymen would cluster-shoot at the enemy with the help of a sighting system stuck onto the Pattern 14, much like archers used to cluster-shoot arrows into the air. This plate is a remnant of that setup.
We thought this was an excellent example of a Pattern 14 rifle. The owner could clean the stock carefully, oil it, and be proud of it.
But it needed one more part ó a steel magazine box, shown here. As such, feeding was non-existent. We didnít downgrade the rifle for this, but make sure yours has it.
The dogleg bolt cocks on closing, which was designed to help shooters during rapid fire when the rifle got hot. The stock condition is not too bad, we thought, and the metal was in good shape too.
The bolt is removed by pulling out on the lever above the trigger. Those huge steel ears gave good protection to the excellent rear sight.

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