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    Posted: June 02 2020 at 8:42am
This is for a No4 mk1
So I've been asking around …. my ejector screw is too long.  Not sure why, but it is … when I screw it all the way down, it interferes with the bolt … some people have told me that you don't really need an ejector screw.
 
So is there supposed to be a washer or spacer of some sort to make sure the screw only goes in a set amount?  Or perhaps I have the wrong length screw?
 
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They were individually hand fitted, if you have an unissued one its normal because its easier to file metal off than stick it back on!
If you can find a suitable washer its non-traditional, but may work.
The right way is to stone or file down the end of the screw to JUST clear the bolt. The end should be slightly curved & have a slight "mushroom" as well.
The lock screw for the cocking piece is the same thread, but longer & not mushroomed. Sometimes they have been mixed up & the wrong one shipped.

They aren't needed to eject FIRED rounds, just un-fired ones. Fired ones are ejected by spring tension form the extractor spring forcing the rim into the left side receiver wall.
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It might be the longer screw that is used when fitting the PH 5C target sight.  If only slightly long, then you can file/stone to fit. 
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Having purchased a few Addley mounts, they include a longer ejector screw to replace the stock one to compensate for their mount. I've had to trim every one. Vise grips, belt sander, one or two threads, bevel corners. Insert... gently close bolt. If it clears, Bob's your uncle! My test is once installed, if my finger nail catches good  on the new ejector screw on the interior bolt channel (pardon my lack of the real name) it will work like stock.
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thanks fellas!  Good info.  I'm new to Enfields … so I'm sure I'll have more questions later.
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