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    Posted: December 16 2015 at 3:27pm
After reading that the top hand guard on the #4 rifles should not be touching the front sight base. Accuracy will suffer if allowed to remain so. After checking my Savage built FTR I found that exact issue. I took the front hand guard off and compared it to another I have and bingo, the Savage piece is slightly longer than the spare! After doing some more checking I found that the front nose cap was riveted on incorrectly and not snug up against the hand guard! Quality control suffered the day it was made I guess. Going to replace that piece with a good used walnut piece I have that I compared to the original and should work just fine and is very close in color to the rest of the stock. Just thought I would pass along my experience with you all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 16 2015 at 11:18pm
yes I have read that in roger Wadhams book on Enfield Accuracy.
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my goal is to learn something new every day - if i could just retain it nowdays i would be a great success , some days i need to re-read to get it learned again , its he!! to get old - aint for sissy's  
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Great information, Canuck. Never really stop to think about handguard fitment causing issues like that.
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he!!o all! New to the site, but not No4 rifles. I had a 1953 Burma contract No4Mk2 that had a migrating handguard. Tried a number of fixes, but nothing worked. You will notice that with the upper band fitted, there is a gap behind it exposing part of the recess in the metal cap of the upper handguard. You will need 2 3/8 staples, staple gun ammo, clip the legs off one and trim its length to fit in between the legs of the other staple partially drive the other into the wood against the metal at the rear of the opening of the cap. Slip the partial staple under the one just driven in, then fully seat the staple. It should not sit too proud over the cap. Remount the upper band and check the fit. Mine never moved therafter. Barely noticeable if that matters.
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welcome , i also have a burma contract no4 mk2 , its a nice rifle mine is a 10/53 , 
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