Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

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Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#1 Post by barbarossa » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:31 pm

Took my pattern 3 Lee Speed out for woods walk the other day, saw a couple of does but was looking for a buck so they got a pass

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#2 Post by 2ndovc » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:35 pm

That's a beauty!!

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#3 Post by JReed » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Wow!
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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#4 Post by BlaineG » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:50 pm

What's bbl length on that beauty? :shock:
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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#5 Post by barbarossa » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Barrel length is 27 inches and yes 303cal

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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:22 am

D'oh, I'm a goner for Lee Speeds. I have a "project" Lee Speed to finish -- an 1893 Lee-Metford action restocked by a talented craftsman from New Zealand. Bore is shot, so it will be rebarrelled to .375 NE 2 1/2 flanged. Have the reamer, dies and brass. Think .38-55 on steroids.

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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#7 Post by JRD » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:22 am

Very nice gun. Classic guns often disadvantaged in that they are kept locked up and deprived of fresh air. You did the gun a favor by getting it out for some fresh air. I bet you enjoyed the walk too!
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#8 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:55 am

Beautiful, history, art and fresh air all rolled into one...... :mrgreen:
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#9 Post by Nath » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:39 pm

Pure class. :D
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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#10 Post by barbarossa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:21 pm

What I like about Lee Speeds is because there were so many options available it s hard to find 2 exactly alike.Mine is a number 3 pattern which were to have plain wood,no grip or forend tip and no engraving.My example though has nice grained wood ,engraving on the action and buttplate and a long 27 inch barrel so it doesn t exactly fit the profile of a number 3 pattern

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Re: Took my Lee Speed for a woods walk

#11 Post by Westmalle8 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:52 am

That is a mighty fine looking rifle. Not sure that I have ever seen a Lee Speed in person.

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