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That’s amazing, barrel arrived three days after I first heard about these barrels being available.  Thanks to AbitNutz. 
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Mine is supposed to be here tomorrow. UPS must be speedy in your area. I'm in Ohio. Thinks sometimes run slower here. 
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They are in Cumming, GA, not far from where I live.  

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I received my Lothar-Walther barrel today. I'll be driving it over to the gunsmith next week. It's a 4 groove barrel and when compared to the pitiful 2-groove, more like 1/2-groove, shot out old barrel of my No 4 MK 2, it's a beautiful thing. It has the bayonet lugs and appears to have the correct contour. 

It's in the white so I'll have it rust blued. I know it should be parkerized but it's too pretty and it's far past original now. We'll figure out how to affix the Parker-Hale tunnel front sight without butchering the barrel. I'm hoping the dovetail can just be recut to the correct size. 

 I'm going to get the action cleaned up a bit and use a NOS #0 BSA bolt head. 

The stock is in nice enough shape. I'll have to work on exactly the best way to bed it. I've never messed with bedding a two piece stock. let alone a No 4. 

With any luck at all I may be able to improve on the previous best of "minute of trashcan lid" size groups. Man, they could go anywhere. sometimes I wonder if it was safer to stand in front of it than behind it. Ok, that's not true but my complete inability to make improvements made me crazy.
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Looking forward to seeing your progress on this project.
Keep us posted. With photos please.
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I’ll be interested too to hear how the installation goes, if any issues with correct indexing to the receiver.

I’m hoping it will be a while yet until I need to replace the barrel on my match shooter.  


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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

They are shipping my No. 4 barrel tomorrow.  Outstanding service.  
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Not sure what is available in the AU, NZ and SA.


If you're interested, check out T-Bone Shipwrighting down in Coogee (suburb in Sydney, near the beach). Tom Smith puts up regular posts on Fartbook of his work that include LW barrels. Offers a fair showing of Enfield rebarrels.

Based on that example, you should be happy with the result.
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My gunsmith is an a$$hole so there won't be any in progress pictures. I'll see if I can get him call me as it progresses and take pictures. He's an a$$hole but he's a capable a$$hole and he's local. 
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If you're stuck finding a good Lee Enfield gunsmith in the USA,then you should talk to Brian d**k at BDL. He has an excellent reputation apparently.
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I did talk to him. Unfortunately, he doesn't do barrels that are short chambered. He only installs them if they are fully chambered and ready to be installed. 
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