Found with metal detector Lee-Enfield???

mav
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September 27th, 2017, 6:40 pm #1

Hello
I found this gun with my metal detector and I think It may be Lee Enfield - any Id please?
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Ken T
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October 28th, 2017, 8:12 pm #2

It's a P14 Enfield.It looks to be in restorable condition.
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mauserand9mm
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October 30th, 2017, 3:22 am #3

Where did you find that?
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Ed Novak
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May 25th, 2018, 5:47 pm #4

Could be an M-17. ?
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June 8th, 2018, 9:11 am #5

Do the right thing and report it to police. At least give them serial number if readable. In the early 50's my mother dug up a rusted up single action revolver while planting rose bushes. It was beyond any recognition. My memory of it as a child was nothing but rust barely recognizable as a gun. She gave it to a Deputy. Mom was scared to death of guns. Despite being barely recognizable as a gun she was afraid it might fire. 

Never saw a WW2 find my former father in law dug up in Europe. I did see a photo. It was a WW1 era Lugar with snail drum. FIL was an engineer officer. It was discovered while digging and planting charges for possibly blowing a bridge. He brought it home but gave it away to one of his gun collecting employees. 

In the 70's there occasionally would be a display of dug-ups at at gun shows. The most interesting was a Colt single action. There were two empty cylinders and the hammer was frozen in cocked position on a live charge. 
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