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    Posted: May 21 2021 at 9:03am
he!!o all, a new member here from Aurora, North Carolina. I’ve recently gotten interested in the Mk1 Lee Metford and Mk1 Lee Enfield rifles. In my searching I found your forum and figured that I’d join up. My milsurp hobby is to rebuild buggered sporters into what they started out as. I have several original Krags that were my first milsurps. I then rebuilt a pair of sporterized 1903 Springfields and a rebuilt pair of Winchester Model 12 shotguns. The first one into a trench gun and the second into a riot gun. Thinking that I might want to try an older Enfield this year. I’ve watched Ian’s, C&Rsenal and Britishmuzzleloaders Enfield videos. Very interesting. Looks like the Brits were as confused about what to do after running into the german mauser as the Americans were. I will certainly be visiting your forum to learn more. I’ll post some photos of my builds when the forum lets me. Thanks ahead. 

I finally figured out how to post pix, your procedure is a lot more complicated than some other forums that I belong to. 
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welcome - interested to see your work , please do post it so we can see what all you are telling us of , 
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Welcome from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada!
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Here are my two Winchester M12s that I built from field guns. The trench gun had a cut bbl, cut down stock and old reblue while the riot gun had a polychoke and a busted stock. I refinished the wood, cut and faced the bbls, milled the lower sling swivels on my mini mill. I shot the riot at my clubs BAMM today. Ran like a top.  

 
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Here are my 2 1903 Springfields that I remilitarized. Bubba crookedly cut the short one [1930] to 21 inch so I faced the bbl, shortened the stock and handguards to stay somewhat proportional. Cut grasping grooves and lower swivels on my mill. Refinished all the wood. The full sized rifle is a 1919 with a Pederson hole in the recvr. Neither has scope holes on top but the Pederson rifle has a few on the left side that I need to address. Both are good shooters. Shot the ‘03 ‘carbine’ yesterday at my cas clubs BAMM. Had a good time. 

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Howdy from Phoenix Arizona. 
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Sorry, the closest thing that I have to a British Enfield is a Martini Cadet and a bunch of Webleys. That might change soon though. 
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im impressed , they look real nice , my only shotgun in that catagore is an 1897 i use for cowboy shooting , ive thought to fit it out with the sheild and bayo lug but tht eliminates it from my major match use so ive never gone down that road , i have the right bayonet for it tho , 

pleasepost the webleys on that forum , i once had a few dozen of those myself and id bee interested in seeing what you have , i still have a few 
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A square, Ive posted some photos of my revolvers in the Enfield pistol sub forum. I’m planning to use a couple of them at my cowboy action club’s June match. I’ll shoot them single action so as not to ‘cheat’. 
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Here’s another of my builds. A faux Krag carbine that bubba had made from an 1898 rifle. I didn’t do my homework and shouldn’t have bought the buggered up mess. Gotta do your homework. It was my first Krag but since then I’ve picked up a nice 1899 [Philippine Constabulary] school rifle and an exceptional 1896 rifle. Rather than sell it at a loss I sold the incorrect carbine parts off it and put it into a proper sporter stock. Added the Kraghaus mount, Nikon IER scope and cheek rest. Recut and correctly faced the bbl. A good build. 
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baltimoreed: We all here on this forum have a very diverse selection of rifles, pistols,revolvers, and shotguns and as such, anything not related to an actual Enfield is taken to the OT section of this site. 
You are fairly new to this group and navigating through the various sub categories can be a bit overwhelming in some instances. 
 Again, Welcome aboard and glad you can share your projects with us.
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Thanks for the heads up. Any other builds of mine that are not Enfields I’ll put in the OT sub. Hoping to have one to play with soon. 
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I won the auction on a 1941 No1 Mk111 Enfield sporter the other day. I wish that it was an older rifle but part of the point of this exercise is to not mess up a complete original rifle but rather to use a bubba special donor rifle to build on. Plus I’m not trying to build a fake, just an obvious copy. No scope holes in the recvr. The wood has been sanded on but looks good, no cracks. Everything metal on the foreend is gone and it’s been narrowed but as I’m cutting it back a ways I might still have enough wood to install a CLLE nosecap. MO has been sent so maybe I’ll get it by next weekend as there is a military gun show in Raleigh that I’d like to take it too. 
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An obvious copy of what?
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A range pattern CLLE. The one in the center. 
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Okay. Makes sense now...
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