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Category: Enfields
Forum Name: After Market Enfields
Forum Description: What have you done to that Enfield??
Printed Date: October 23 2018 at 5:59pm
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Topic: I changed my mind...
Posted By: Goosic
Subject: I changed my mind...
Date Posted: September 26 2017 at 10:31pm
I had made an earlier post about my Faux Parker Hale. I made an executive decision to revert back to my original idea of making my own Custom No4 Enfield. Yes there are a couple of actual Parker Hale items but that's where it ends. I removed the old Parker Hale stock i purchased weeks earlier and installed a new Boyd's laminated stock set. Spent way too much time polishing all the trigger components including the Huber adjustable trigger. It came out with a single stage, 48 ounce pull. I polished the heck out of the feed ramp as well. I think this rendition of a sporterized Enfield is as nice as it gets.

Posted By: evanguy
Date Posted: September 27 2017 at 3:34am
Looks good, if that rifle was mine id shorten the barrel to 20"

I like lee enfield sporters, i have an odd obbession in re-barreling lee metford and long lee actions with winchester 92 barrels and making sporters chambered in rounds like but not limited too, 25-20, 32-20, 38-40, 44-40 and so forth lol.

I also have a parker hale "custom no1" with the proper PH scope mount and rings, PH barrel and wood, 5 round PH mag, PH sling and PH sling swivles.
I like the PH rifles over regular sporters but i do love LM/E in full wood the most.

Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: September 27 2017 at 8:38am
There's a game slayer if I ever did see one! NICE JOB!

Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually

Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: September 27 2017 at 2:12pm
When I started this build,all I had was the receiver. It did not Dawn on me to look at the serial number. It's​ a Savage No4 MkI,no asterisk*. You ready?
1C5**. That's it. Kinda makes me a tad I'll...

Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: October 03 2017 at 7:33am
It does look nice the way it is. Don't worry so much about it being an early Savage either. You started with bare bones. Now if you had started with a numbers matching complete rifle that would be completely different.

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: October 03 2017 at 7:57pm
i concur with bear on this one , its a great rifle as is and for what it is , enjoy it , 

Posted By: englishman_ca
Date Posted: December 20 2017 at 6:54pm

What is the magazine that you have fitted?

Look to your front, mark your target when it comes!

Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: December 20 2017 at 7:47pm
The magazine pictured is a Santa Fe five round.
I found a brand new five round magazine from a place in the UK. if I remember correctly.

I think it looks better the the Santa Fe one.

Posted By: englishman_ca
Date Posted: December 21 2017 at 6:02am
Wow! Big pics! Sorry.

That profile of that Sante Fe mag caught my attention. There is a market for a repro carbine mags.

This is the five round 'fish belly' mag that is much hunted by collectors and restorers. It was fitted to a number of Lee Speed commercial carbines (and rifles) in different forms, with and without the stop clip. They can sometimes be found with classic English engraving. They will command a healthy price tag IF you can find one for sale.

This is a military spec six rounder. A lot more common but getting hard to find.

I have not found a good substitute with any modern aftermarket magazine, they just don't have the same lines as an original. 
My alternative would be to cut down a ten round mag and refit a bottom plate, convert my own. To do that I will need to learn some tin smithing skills. That will be a project down the road. In the meantime I will continue to scope out aftermarket offerings.

Look to your front, mark your target when it comes!

Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:29am
I suppose the after market ugly looking 10 round jobs would be a good starting point to chop.
Cheaper than originals and you can't make them look much worse!
I have one I should bodge and see how it comes out...
- 35 C at moment though, and can't get too ambitious at present!   (flu bug lingering as well...)

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