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    Posted: December 14 2018 at 10:40pm
I was wondering if anyone new of a gunsmith in the states that new how to properly install the reproduction sniper scope mount and do all required bore sighting needed to make sure it was use able when finished? The other part is, is reasonably fast like within 3-4 months if not sooner?

Any suggestions out there?
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A couple of the members on here have done that work.
See if they'd be willing to help you out.
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I think Brian D.i.c.k. does the conversions,as well as Sarco?
I can do it but I do not have the means to transfer between gun stores. I can meet in person but I live in Phoenix Arizona...
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I like your target groups! Brian D.i.c.k? how do you get a hold of him? SARCO, I that they just sold parts? They did a little gunsmith work to?

I have a friend in Vegas who drives to Phoenix fairly often. You work in a gunshop? I bought a longbranch 1943 I haven't shot it yet. I finally ordered bullets and dies, just haven't received them yet. To many things going on yet. Just trying to line stuff up. Seeing what was the best way to go.
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I am not certain at all if they do or not. I thought that Brian D. did it.
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He has to type it that was or the server thinks its a naughty word & replaces the letters with hash-marks.
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Gonna put a name here even though you asked for US gunsmiths. It's  a Canadian operation that refurbishes  Lee Enfields. Here in Canada, they are highly respected. British fellows. Father, son. He is a qualified gunsmith and they repair Enfields from all over the world. I recently purchased a repo L42A1 (repo, still chambered in .303 B) from them. Totally impressed. I talked to him in regards to mounting a repo Mk 32 scope and mounts. He is maybe one of a handful of gunsmiths in Canada that has all the equipment and expertise to do this. Leeenfieldrestorations.com. they are in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada . Unfortunately, turnaround time is measured in months...
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I do not work in a gun store. All my work us done in house,(my house). I can do it if you are willing to have your friend willingly hand over your rifle to me with all necessary components to do the required work. Turn around time from start to finish will be approximately 30 days. I only charge for labor. If I am to supply the reproduction scope assembly, it will be the cost plus ten percent and labor. The final inspection will include three test shots at 50 yards after zeroing the scope at the original 300 yard zero with 150 grn bullets. PM me for the cost information, phone number,and addresses of where your friend can meet me for the transfer.
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HT: Is that supposed to be "REPRO"? or is it really "REPO"?

Just askin. If they have REPO'd stuff, we should be able to get it real cheap!
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They are the scopes by RSM made in China on Amazon.ca. Around $700. Cdn. for mount and scope.
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Ive contacted Leeenfieldrestorations several times and love to buy one of their rifles or even send one to them. But can't figure out how to do it. I wrote to several importers about importing a rifle from Canada but they never write back. Other than driving up there and buying one, I really don't know how to get one out of Canada.

I have to run, when I get back tonight Ill ask a few more questions. There's a way to do this!
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Most cases in the U.S. you have to have a licensed dealer do it for you.(Rhino may have better info on this.)
If I were you, I'd contact the closest ATFB office in your area for instructions.
Once you have that - the rest should be easy.
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Goosic, I sent you a private message and I also sent a message to BBL ltd as well. 

I also thought about taking a vacation to Canada and buying a rifle there, the idea of doing the paper work with ATF just doing it in advance then drive up and pick it up. But that might have to wait until I officially retire.
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When I took my Vimy Vet & a Winchester semi auto shotgun to Cookie's in Mississippi (where I 1st met Rhino) I found the ATFB extremley helpful, & pleasant to deal with.
If you tell them what you want to do, seems like they'll bend over backwards to help ya.
I give them great cudos!
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Originally posted by FrozenND FrozenND wrote:

Ive contacted Leeenfieldrestorations several times and love to buy one of their rifles or even send one to them. But can't figure out how to do it.

I met him at a gun show once. Seemed like a nice bloke.

I'd guess you'd have to:

1. Get your Canadian non-restricted PAL. I understand a fair number of American hunters have them, since you don't need to be Canadian to get one.
2. Buy a rifle from him in Canada.
3. Drive to the border.
4. Do the US paperwork to import it.

I don't believe there's any restriction on exporting firearms from Canada (at least, not those as old as a Lee-Enfield). Canadians just don't like doing it because of the hassle of getting them into America.
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I do believe you are wrong Mark.

If the individual isn't a liceneced dealer in the U.S., lotsa luck getting Stateside without ATFB help.

Second, he's not a Canadian citiizen, ergo he will not be able to obtain a PAL (not POL). Without a Purchase & Aquisition Licence, he cannot buy.

Americans (& other foriegners) purchase a licence to bring a hunting firearm into Canada. (When Frank brought his in to hunt Bear, it was $250.00 Cdn).
Last time he was here, he bought an SKS (cuz they cant own them in Blighty), & put it on my tag & in my locker.

It will be siezed at the U.S. border.

But, then again...its up to you. maybe I'm wrong.

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