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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:02 am 
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I have just got hold of a no4 lee enfield mk1* rifle from a local junk shop paid £325 it was £350 but paid in cash the chap I got it from said that's what the going rate was but I new it was deactivated in 1983 from the cert and that it could chamber 303 rounds
what price would it be worth


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:39 pm 
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more than the price you paid! Unsure though as I've only seen prices for 90's/00's deacs. does it cycle rounds okay?

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I'm waiting for someone to give him a cheeky offer. ;)


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a mars bar and a packet of worthers original? :wink:

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Don't listen to him. I've got a dominoes pizza and Justin Beiber album. And thats pushing it. ;)


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hawk wrote:
I have just got hold of a no4 lee enfield mk1* rifle from a local junk shop paid £325 it was £350 but paid in cash the chap I got it from said that's what the going rate was but I new it was deactivated in 1983 from the cert and that it could chamber 303 rounds
what price would it be worth


Definitely 1983? the oldest I've seen is 1986 and they aren't deactivated, they are certified as unable to proof.


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m3bobby wrote:
Definitely 1983? the oldest I've seen is 1986 and they aren't deactivated, they are certified as unable to proof.

I've got a 1987 or 1988 dated certificate like that. IIRC correctly it's an incapable of proof certificate that's been customised to add that the firearm can't be proofed because it's been deactivated. (Sadly the revolver that came with it was nicked in a burglary in the early 90's)

Be warned that the Proof Houses won't issue replacement certificates for pre-1988 deacts because they are not done to previous or current Home Office specs. That doesn't mean that a pre-1988 deact is illegal, but it doesn't benefit from the same 'presumption of innocence' that a post-1988 deact has.

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Panel Fire Arms at Plymouth were one of the earliest Companies offering Deact's during the early 1980's advertising in Exchange a Mart.

I think they attracted a bit of Police attention!!


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