Help restoring a Lee Enfield No.4 Mk.1

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by TimL2952, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    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!
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you just need to get some WOOD !.................LOL
     
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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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  6. TimL2952

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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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    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
     
  9. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    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?
     
  10. TimL2952

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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?
     
  11. Highpower

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    Uh oh..... the fever has already started. :D
     
  12. 303tom

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    Yes yours has bayonet lugs, check it out, your barrel.......... 9440c4690c314111b0fe4bdf823d07c9.jpg

    My Barrel................ DSC00923.jpg
     
  13. zaitsev44

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    I'm 95% done with my No1 Mk3 restoration, it's been fun. I used Numrich, BRP Corp, APEX, and eSarco Inc. They had everything I needed and then some! I highly recommend them, I did have a few hiccups with BRP Corp but they've been resolved (they had awful shipping times but a thorough and decently priced inventory for the No4 and No1). 303Tom is our resident Enfield expert, he's a gold mine of info. The No4 may be easier to restore because parts are more plentiful. Is the upper and lower hand guard and nose parts the only pieces that are needed? Those parts are easy to find and reasonably priced. It looks as yours has the earlier "L" flip sight too. If you need any advice or help, just holler!
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Come on zaitsev44, I`m no expert, I just do my home work.................But thanks for the vote of confidence anyway.