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Re: OT Gibbs Rifle Co.?????
Well a little insight to the Gibbs Rifle co., Current manufacture, importer, and distributer located in Martinsburg, W.V.
Gibbs Rifle Co. currently imports and manufactures military collectibles, historical remakes, and sport speciality rifles.
The top picture is the Quest Extreme Carbine, 303 British cal.updated No.5 Enfield action with 20" barrel with compensator
and flash hider, electroless nickle metal finish, new stock with survival kit package in butt trap, 73/4 lbs. and New for 2000.
Manufactures suggested retail is $250.00
The second Rifle shown is the Enfield No. 5 Jungle Carbine, 303 British cal. older #4 Enfield barrel action with newly
manufactured stock, bayonette lug and flash hider have been added, 20" barrel, 73/4 lbs. Importaion began 1999.
Manufactures suggested retail is $200.00
My suggestion would be to pass on these rifles and look for a good used rifle with a caliber that is common. The 303
Enfields are very hard to restock. These may be reworked or new manufactuer. The resale on them is very low, $90.00
to $170.00 depending on condition. I would think the reliability would be in question on them.
Just my 2 cents, as a dealer and gunsmith for over 10 years.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]