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Posted: 7/15/2008 1:58:26 AM EDT
Has anyone got one of the pistol calibre Enfield based rifles from Armalon ? I'm thinking about getting one to replace my worn-out Marlin lever action for 25-50m general range use and some club competitions.
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 2:26:10 AM EDT
I've had several goes on a .30 down at Bisley....

I've found racking an underlever is still far quicker than operating a bolt for competition......

But it is a lovely gun to shoot...
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 3:11:36 AM EDT
I concur with DaddyPig - Someone at our local club has one in .44. It's beautifully made and very accurate.

But, if you shoot other enfields it feels completely different. The bolt throw is shortened to suit the pistol (or carbine) ammunition, the mechanism is converted to cock on opening and there's a match trigger - If you're not looking for indoor Enfield training that's fine.

If on the other hand you do want an unadulterated Enfield action for use on pistol calibre ranges, the Armalon might not be for you.

I know that a local gunsmith was making pistol calbre enfields in .40s&w for a dealer based in Hertfordshire. He also did one in 7.62x39 which looked great fun to shoot on ETR ranges...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/UKMuppet/smiley-1.jpg
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 4:05:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Numpty:
I concur with DaddyPig - Someone at our local club has one in .44. It's beautifully made and very accurate.

But, if you shoot other enfields it feels completely different. The bolt throw is shortened to suit the pistol (or carbine) ammunition, the mechanism is converted to cock on opening and there's a match trigger - If you're not looking for indoor Enfield training that's fine.

If on the other hand you do want an unadulterated Enfield action for use on pistol calibre ranges, the Armalon might not be for you.

I know that a local gunsmith was making pistol calbre enfields in .40s&w for a dealer based in Hertfordshire. He also did one in 7.62x39 which looked great fun to shoot on ETR ranges...

i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/UKMuppet/smiley-1.jpg


Surprisingly I like the look of that. Any more info on the dealer?
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 4:05:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2008 4:06:15 AM EDT by smorland]
Double...
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 4:33:23 AM EDT
IM inbound
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 7:01:43 AM EDT
I have a 9mm one

Very very accurate!

Yep I have two 9mm's (and not a unicorn in sight)

Pasta offered to buy it back off me last year!

Guess there is a demand, time to post on airgun bbs I think
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 7:06:45 AM EDT
I know that a local gunsmith was making pistol calbre enfields in .40s&w for a dealer based in Hertfordshire. He also did one in 7.62x39 which looked great fun to shoot on ETR ranges...

i30.photobucket.com/albums/c343/UKMuppet/smiley-1.jpg

Holy shit!
looks like something Afgani kids were turnung out in the 80's
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 9:17:03 AM EDT
Target Sports Magazine did a feature on them and the .30 carbine round. Laurie Holland wrote the reviews and will give you a very honest review of the gun. I have shot one a couple of times and they are NICE and accurate to boot....problem is they cost a bloomin' fortune as does pretty much touched by the Armalon hand.

I have one of their .208 Remington based PR rifles......very very nice, very very accurate but very expensive.

Laurie Holland often works at York Guns so if you needed some info you could probably reach him there. I'm sure he would be happy to have a chat. He's a genuinely nice bloke and has forgotten more about guns reloading that all of us put together will ever know.

Link Posted: 7/15/2008 9:36:27 AM EDT
RN Submariner has a .45 De lisle type Armalon rifle IIRC
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 9:42:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 9:46:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By Agent_Funky:
....problem is they cost a bloomin' fortune as does pretty much touched by the Armalon hand.


That's why I call them Armnaleg


I have one of their .208 Remington based PR rifles......very very nice, very very accurate but very expensive.


That's a new one on me



That might be why it was so expensive eh???? Should have had it .308 like every one else
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 10:13:06 AM EDT
Does anyone still have a copy of the magazine review ?
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 1:16:17 PM EDT
Armnaleg is right its superb work, but sell the wife n kids 1st. I played with one oif eh earli ones back in 1990. Peter does nice work, but it costs.

street fighter - new product line for you there. btw is York guns still turning out DeLisle copies ?

Andy
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 2:20:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ajayen:
btw is York guns still turning out DeLisle copies ?

Andy


Not recently, think the last production run was about 5 years ago
Link Posted: 7/15/2008 11:45:32 PM EDT
Yes, they are very nice guns those pistol calibre Enfields but eyewateringly expensive. I wonder how much effort/grief o import a pistol calibre conversion kit for a shot out barreled No4?
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 1:36:46 AM EDT
What are they worth now?
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 1:38:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:
Yes, they are very nice guns those pistol calibre Enfields but eyewateringly expensive. I wonder how much effort/grief o import a pistol calibre conversion kit for a shot out barreled No4?


Rhineland Arms did one, but alas now defunct
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 2:18:52 AM EDT
Seems Armalon have stopped making all the pistol calibre rifles (not just the 45ACP as I'd previously heard) and are only making a small number of the 30 carbine rifles.

Think I'll move onto plan 'B' and get something else
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 3:26:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2008 3:26:39 AM EDT by streetfighter]
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 4:51:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2008 4:52:21 AM EDT by Lancair]

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By 310Cadet:
.... are only making a small number of the 30 carbine rifles.


That's a bit ghey.
You'd think they'd make a super-macho .300 Whipper ®


The big bullet with nothing behind it?

Sounds a bit ghey.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 11:25:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 11:27:22 PM EDT by Lokjell]
You can try Special Interest Arms they've got the kits. I actually saw one from Century at Mary's Pistols in Tacoma WA today. It actually looked pretty nice. I nearly bought it. Still might talk myself into it if I'm not careful. It was in .45 and took 1911 mags. I believe that it was made for century by Special Interest Arms but I'm not sure. Priced at $350.

Oops, just realized this was in the UK Hometown Forum. Sorry bout that. Guess this info doesn't do you much good.

Sorry.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 11:40:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 12:46:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By Lokjell:
You can try Special Interest Arms


Mmmmm
www.specialinterestarms.com/5770.JPG

Reminds me of something......I wonder what............
i38.tinypic.com/14978lw.jpg


Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:18:20 AM EDT
Well I suppose it's a sort of compliment that people feel the urge to convert these types but they look bloody horrible
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 1:52:50 PM EDT
There is a bit of an obsession with sticking m4 stocks on darn near everything these days. Cetme, G3, Ak, shotguns, enfields, sks. Kinda strange really.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:16:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lokjell:
There is a bit of an obsession with sticking m4 stocks on darn near everything these days. Cetme, G3, Ak, shotguns, enfields, sks. Kinda strange really.


And 10/22's!
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