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Old 06-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #41
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np go for it!! the enfields are a good topic!! they dont seem to get much conversation and are very overlooked rifles.
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np go for it!! the enfields are a good topic!! they dont seem to get much conversation and are very overlooked rifles.
If your looking at getting one be aware that a lot of these SMLE's are a .311" or .312" bore in them and trying to shoot a .308" pill isn't a smart move and in some of them a out of round chamber can be a problem especially if it's an original barrel which will cause the rifle to fire a case ok BUT it will only fire it in a particular spot meaning only neck sizing or marking the case to fire in a certain position.This was caused by a hard life in the trenches and getting dirt and grit stuck on the case and then it "lapping" the chamber out of round over a period of time.
Most are good to go as is but just get it checked before committing,regards
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1. Use foam bore cleaner to remove any copper from the bore, this might take several applications.



Only use raw linseed oil on the stock, BLO was not used.



Working on the trigger is not hard and it can be made slicker the snot on a door knob.



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If the stock has not been taken care of you might have wood shrinkage and have to do some bedding to get the proper up pressure at the fore end tip of the stock.





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wow nice info thanks a ton!!

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And last but not least DO NOT trust any of the Australians in these forums. The Ozmanics cheat at Rugby, and take lousy care of their enfields.



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Your welcome, and I forgot to tell you but don't let the Australians know you have any beer.



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gunbroker.com has a few on thier site...a very nice 1942 no.1 mk3 $250.00

southernohioguns had some enfields no.1 mk3's drill rifles a while back for 100bucks...the only thing was the bolt faces were welded to the bolt bodies,but everything else was good to go...i grabbed one up & bought a 30 dollar bolt from APEX,the new bolt didnt have any headspace issuse's in the drill rifle.i shot it a few times & it worked great!.i gave the rifle to my fathernlaw & now it just sits in his safe.i'm not sure if S.O.G. still has these drill rifles?might not hurt to give'em a call

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no prob,its ironic as hell though...

i didnt know what i have/had untill you told me

i guess this happens when you have a few firearms that you cant keep track of...untill someone,helps to ring a bell

i own a few target busters,but untill i can look in all the safes & say ''DAMN! I ALREADY HAVE ONE OF THOSE?''...lets just say,them door'S are always open

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Your welcome, and I forgot to tell you but don't let the Australians know you have any beer.



Below is a link to Milsurps forums "On-line Knowledge Libraries" for your Enfields.

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You should try some of our beer mate,it's full of vitamens and good times

For those of you who think that they can hold their beer pretty well have a go at a Darwin stubbie,2 litres of absolute heaven in a stubbie.
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