Lee Enfield myths?

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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by bladeracer » 26 Jan 2019, 3:55 am

Bazooker wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
in2anity wrote:Very informative video thanks for sharing- it’s always refreshing to hear an ACTUAL expert talk about something they feel passionate about. Far removed from the regular s**t talk you here at public ranges.


I was told yesterday that you can get semi-auto conversions for M96 Swede Mausers...


He was nearly right, he may have been thinking of the M1903 springfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedersen_device

Baz.


I'm looking at buying his M96 so I don't think he could confuse it with something else.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by vmaxaust » 01 Feb 2019, 5:51 am

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ZXRR wrote:Watching the video made my No4 mk1 feel lonely in the safe, now i need to open my wallet and buy a No 1 Mk III :violin:


I though the No.4 was an improvement over the No.1.

Anyone hold a differing view?


Opinions as to which is or isn't a better rifle are moot. They were made as battle rifles...cost of production, reliability in the field, rapid fire potential, rapid reloading etc. etc were more relevant than which is a better rifle. I have a no.3 Lithgow, no.4 mark II and two Jungle carbine no.5's. Love shooting all of them. Those actions regardless of which specific version is still hard to beat today. Saying one is better than the other is purely subjective opinion.
I don't have a favourite, love them all and shoot them often.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by winton » 06 Aug 2019, 12:28 pm

vmaxaust wrote: and two Jungle carbine no.5's. Love shooting all of them. Those actions regardless of which specific version is still hard to beat today. .


How are your jungle carbines? Whats their accuracy like? Any truth to the wandering zero?
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by vmaxaust » 06 Aug 2019, 4:04 pm

All I can tell you is that the accuracy of the JC versions I have is only marginally less accurate than my Lithgow #3 and my #4 full length rifles. Remember, I'm talking open sights sitting at a bench at 100 metres. I rarely shoot any of these rifles to targets beyond 150-200.
Wandering zero? Don't really know what that means. Mine both shoot consistently and I rarely shoot less than 100 rounds at a session.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by winton » 13 Aug 2019, 7:33 pm

@vmaxaust, Does your JC have the metal cap end on the front forestock?

I've seen JC with and without them. I've seen JCs with matching serial forestock but without the metal cap. Do you know anything about this? I've read that some werher taken off and sanded down to prevent rot.
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Post by vmaxaust » 14 Aug 2019, 6:21 am

[quote="winton"]@vmaxaust, Does your JC have the metal cap end on the front forestock?

Both of mine do not have the metal end on the front wood. Just all wood. Only one I've seen with metal end is the Indian made Ishapore version although the date made could also be relevant...I have no idea.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by magnum012 » 20 Aug 2019, 12:25 pm

Anyone know if new barrels are available for no1 mk3 somewhere?
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Post by bladeracer » 20 Aug 2019, 12:56 pm

magnum012 wrote:Anyone know if new barrels are available for no1 mk3 somewhere?


I've seen modern replacement barrels available somewhere.
Do you want an original barrel, a modern replica, or just a replacement barrel?
Try Alan Swan maybe - https://www.allanswangunsmithing.com/barrels
Or TSE - https://www.tsengineering.com.au/services/barrels/#toggle-id-3
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by magnum012 » 20 Aug 2019, 10:49 pm

I just want to replace my flogged out barrel with another one the same, but with a good bore.
Corrosive primers destroyed it long before I got it.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by sungazer » 22 Aug 2019, 7:25 am

Problem is all the New old stock barrels are nearly 70 years old. In that time, at some time they most likely were not serviced / maintained and are pitted and or have rust on them. You can get a new barrel made but it is going to cost you close to $1k for a good one. Even then finding a 303 bore is very hard and most barrel makers just want you to go to a 308.
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Re: Lee Enfield myths?

Post by magnum012 » 22 Aug 2019, 5:01 pm

sungazer wrote:You can get a new barrel made but it is going to cost you close to $1k for a good one. Even then finding a 303 bore is very hard and most barrel makers just want you to go to a 308.


Yeah I was expecting about that much, I’m more than happy to pay that price if I can end up with a good shooter that looks pretty close to the original.
Might have to have a chat with a bloke a couple of towns away that apparently does top notch work.
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