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No other 2 digit numbers on the butt socket. The receiver has '48' stamped on it.
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I should probably show you how I shimmed the stock. 
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impressed with the results , 
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Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

No other 2 digit numbers on the butt socket. The receiver has '48' stamped on it.

I’m not sure what the 48 stamp is above the serial number.  It might be a FTR date.  The serial number is in the 3000 range, 1941 production. 
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

I should probably show you how I shimmed the stock. 

Yes, I would be interested in hearing how you shim the stock.  
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

No other 2 digit numbers on the butt socket. The receiver has '48' stamped on it.

I’m not sure what the 48 stamp is above the serial number.  It might be a FTR date.  The serial number is in the 3000 range, 1941 production. 
I've got the same 48. Your guess is as good as mine.
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

I should probably show you how I shimmed the stock. 

Yes, I would be interested in hearing how you shim the stock.  
The stocking up I did was secondary to my primary focus. Consistent trigger pull. I took the cocking piece, sear,and trigger contact surfaces and used three different jewelers rouge until I achieved a mirrored finish. I then beveled the holes for the pins in the trigger and sear. The firing pin shaft was also polished to a mirror finish while I used two different bronze brushes to clean the insde of the bolt so the firing pin slides without alot of internal friction. I applied a tiny amount of silver solder on the firing pin threads to remove any unnecessary movements in the cocking piece. I still have a two stage pull but,it is almost non existent when you are actually pulling the trigger in a live or dry fire. The trigger pull is right at 24 ounces. I have a shim the goes between the receiver and trigger guard that the king screw slides into before threading into the receiver that is 0.5215" that gives me the necessary non contact thickness around the receiver when the stock is in place while allowing for the consistency in trigger pull. The king screw is tightened to 18 inch pounds  as well. The shims I used are right where the upper a lower handguard meet and consist of one thin exhaust gasket material sandwiched between two thin pieces of copper placed in the forestock.  Barrel contact is at the location of the middle barrel band and at the muzzle. I have one copper shim placed in the upper handguard eliminating any lateral or vertical movement at the muzzle.  The last item was to remove the bayonet lugs and put a 45 degree crown on the muzzle. This rifle is not your standard issue Enfield. The barrel currently has 325 rounds through it now and the rifling shows no signs of wear at all.
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Thanks for that Goosic.  Interesting bedding method.

I attempted to follow the standard stocking up procedures, muzzle and chamber reinforce bearing only.  Since I repaired the forend with epoxy bedding at the normal bearing points, I cannot not use this rifle at a major match.  The CMP rules are for an “as issued” rifles.   Also, trigger pull is weighed prior to CMP matches, the minimum allowable is 3.5 lbs, so I have some room to reduce the weight (currently at 5.5 lbs). 

The groups were very good in the windage direction, 1 to 1.5 MOA. My problem with iron sights is getting a consistent elevation sight picture.  

I thought about packing the front handguard at the muzzle, but this was not the standard method of stocking.  




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