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    Posted: January 23 2010 at 6:11am
Well after a bit of searching I finally have my very own Golden State Arms Model 1941 Supreme.
I picked it up for close to $150.00. I have it on the table and in the process of a good/complete cleaning.
Yep, ever since I seen and shot my father-in-laws 1941 Supreme I knew I wanted one.
 
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while i dont seek these out i know there is a growing segmnt of the collecting society that do , i trust you will be happy with it , let us know how she performs for you
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I've always been more interested in the mechanical aspects of the various action types of manually operated rifles than details that are of greatest interest to those who build up milsurp collections, so sporter versions of milsurp actions have their own attractions.
The Enfields were the basis for a great many fine sporting rifles from their begining.
 
Factory modified, or built from the basic action up as sporters, are of course more interesting than home done sporters, but even a home made sporter can be attractive if well done.
 
In some cases like the Bannerman Springfield/Krags and Enfield/Springfield rifles and the Sedgley Springfield sporters , they took parts that were otherwise headed to the smelter or the furnace, and using surplused machinery managed to build some decent rifles a shooter could afford.
 
I'd like to see an affordable new production modern repro of the No.5 jungle carbine, but even at collector prices a very good condition original will usually cost less than a repro could be made to sell for.
 
 
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Santa Fe Division of Golden State Arms had 11 different Enfield models according to the late Skip Stratton.They ranged upward in finish (and price) from lightly modified to full redo status.The 1941 Supreme model was the pinnacle of their models.The only remaining part of the original Enfield was the action and it was "slicked up".The barrels are reputed to be Douglas and are heavier than original military ones.The sights are Parker Hale(and so marked).The walnut stock is supposed to be by Bishop.

They are excellent shooting rifles either for hunting or range use.I have the same rifle which oldbikewrench acquired.


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I had a nice one traded it to White Rhino
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thanks stan , i didnt know any of that , i live to learn something new every day and i hope its something valuable , since this relates to my collecting area of interest im very happy with todays edification ,
 
i also find the sporters interesting because of [a flaw in my character ?] my interest in things mechanical as well as the reasoning behind their development and acceptance , the enfield is a classic as is the mauser types , a good basis for a sporting rifle
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Sorry, this is my first post on this forum, and I should have posted text first.  Anyway, this is a Golden State Arms Enfield that they remade from a 1943,  #4.  This gun has no import marks because it was remade about 50 years ago, or more, probably in the 1950s.  Last Friday, I bought this gun in a garage sale for 100 dollars.  It came with a 5 round magazine that looks really nice, like the original 10 rounder in form and fit.  I have a 10 round magazine also.  The gun is at least NRA VG, even better.  Everything is pristine except for a couple of rust spots on the butt plate.  I fixed that.  It was not intended to be a fake; because Golden State stamped their name on the barrel just for ward of the hand guard.   It's identified as a remake.   
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