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    Posted: July 18 2017 at 5:26pm
Hey everybody. I recently purchased my first enfield no.1 mkiii* made in 1917 and whoever had it before me sporterized it. I really love the gun but I want it to look as original as possible. the problem I'm running into is I don't know where to start looking for a replacement stock. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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The first question is has the barrrel been shortened? The barrel should be about 25" long. If it has been shortened it will be very expensive to restore. If not start watching ebay, GunBroker for wood and parts. Also check with Springfield Sporters, Liberty Tree Collectors and Numrich for parts. Finally, I recommend picking up a copy of Small Arms Identification Series No 1 by Ian Skennerton. It contains a bit of history on the No 1's as well as handy exploded views that list all the parts so you will know what all you need.
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There are a couple of complete sets on e-bay right now. Also there's someone starting up making modern repros for "a reasonable rice" soon, keep the ol' ears open.
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good luck on your restoration , 
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If you are going to replace the woodwork; make sure you read all you can about how to fit it. 
The accuracy of the rifle depends on properly fitted wood. It's not that complicated; but it does need some attention to detail regarding where the wood contacts the metalwork.

Rodger Wadham's book on accurising Lee Enfields is very useful; although he also goes beyond the standard fitting and into preparation for competition bedding etc. There are also many useful articles by a British armourer, Captain Peter Laidler. They are found on Milsurp.com
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