Pausing in Vancouver on my way to Alaska, I read in The Globe and Mail that "after decades of service, the military's last Lee Enfield rifles are finally getting close to retirement". Apparently Canada has a good stock of these rifles which are supplied to "Rangers" - who, I get the impression, are something like a civil defence force. The article was written for people who know about these matters. I quote again - "the current crop of rifles were purchased in 1947 and still are issued in their original boxes".
Canada likes the old Lee-Enfield as "it works" in the conditions they meet, but Colt Canada have been contracted to design modern rifles. I wonder what they will come up with? Better than the rubbish supplied to our soldiers currently I imagine.
Maybe there will be a load of these old rifles on the market for you geeky guys who like things like that.