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Old 06-20-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Help restoring a Lee Enfield No.4 Mk.1

So, long story short, my best friend passed away this past November and one of the things we loved doing most was going back on his Dad's property to shoot some targets. His favorite rifle was his Grandfather's Lee Enfield. However, it was a sporterized version and, being the military buff we were, we always talked about restoring it.

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with this model of rifle and restoration in general. I will obviously be asking his father (who is in possession of the rifle) for permission before going through with anything, but I'm 90% sure he will be on board, and even ask to help.

This is pretty much exactly what it looks like as is:9440c4690c314111b0fe4bdf823d07c9.jpg

And I'm hoping to bring it back to it's original configuration (Not that I expect it to look as great) british_no4_m1_lee_enfield_by_plutonius-d5klejw.jpg

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I am sure 303 Tom will respond when he sees this. I know he and a couple others helped me with my No.4 MK2. Meantime I suggest you use the forum search for Enfield Rifle No.4 MKI restoration. On line as well.
I buy Privi Partisan FMJ BT 174gr for mine and had good luck, and then I reload after.
I love shooting mine. Good luck!

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Looks like you just need to get some WOOD !.................LOL

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No seriously these people should have everything you need...............

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/SMLEAlsoSeeEnfield-33496/No4MKI-42041/PartsList-37599.htm

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Many moons ago I had one like that. Does it have scope mount pads on the other side of the receiver? That would be an awesome restoration project.... Repro scopes are expensive though and originals are more so. Good luck and have fun with it. Numrich has all that


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Many moons ago I had one like that. Does it have scope mount pads on the other side of the receiver? That would be an awesome restoration project.... Repro scopes are expensive though and originals are more so. Good luck and have fun with it. Numrich has all that


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No scope rings, no, but the metal is all in good shape and the sights are true.

Thanks for the quick responses, guys
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No seriously these people should have everything you need...............

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/SMLEAlsoSeeEnfield-33496/No4MKI-42041/PartsList-37599.htm
Thanks Tom, oddly coincidentally, my friend's name was Tom...what is it with you guys and your .303s? lol
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When I found this one it was going to be a restore, but the bayonet lug had been cut off...............No4 Mk1.jpg

So now it looks like this...........No4.jpg

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When I found this one it was going to be a restore, but the bayonet lug had been cut off...............Attachment 145622

So now it looks like this...........Attachment 145623
I'm not sure there's a bayonet lug on this one, but that isn't a huge deal to me...Does it prevent any other aspect of restoring it?
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Also, on a side note, I've always been a fan of the No.1 Mk. III...know any places where I can find em online for a decent price?

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