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    Posted: March 10 2012 at 5:09am
Greetings everyone! first post here!

I have a no4mk2 fazakerly enfield that i bought off a friend. It has the bayonet lugs cut off the barrel, and has a nice gouge in the bore, approx 3 " long!

The wood is cut also, so i figured this would be a great candidate for a modified rifle!

I love the SIA conversions, and i would fancy a tanker, I'll have to think about all that stuff down the road....now here are the before (current) photos!





Thats all i have for now folks! the front sight and protector is in a box in the basement, i still need to locate some wood furniture and metal for a tanker conversion!!
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there never was a "tanker version" , it is a manifestation of the afterlife of surplus rifles , and im sorry to say that 'carbines' , what would have been a 'tanker' rifle are well documented in the no5 and no6 rifles , the first of which were produced and the second which never got off the ground ,
there never was a "TANKER RIFLE" in the enfeild nor the springfeild rifles [either M1903 nor M1garand] that said ....
 
i always say , if you must - you must , pleae dont ruin a milsurp , but if its a sported rifle , have at it , and with my blessing make it something you will use , just do not missrepresent it to the newbies as something that was ever produced , it was not ......
 
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A square, correct, the tanker was an aftermarket marketing technique, some people call these mods "bulldog rifles" as well. Hope you dont think i was stating that these were origional configurations, they most certainly were not.

here is my goal:

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Good luck, post pictures as you go,  and not a bad sporter, how does it shoot?
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nice looking end result to go for
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I once bought a Gibbs "tanker" No1 Mk3.  Nice looking rifle, BUT after two rounds the nosecap and part of the forend departed.  Instead of shortening the forend, they cut a chunk out of it and used something like library paste and a dowel to glue the two remaining pieces together.  I put it back together with accraglass and large staples that I fitted into a slot I cut in the barrel channel .
 
the sad part is that the rifle had an excellent condition forend before they buggered it
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that is the sad part - all too many were great rifles when the butcher started cutting , there are plenty out there that are nice but previously buggered - please use those
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I have the wood for a "Tanker" conversion.

How did some one gouge the bore like that?

Sounds like an excellent conversion candidate, .45 kits are in stock.
"K" kits will be available as soon as additional barrels arrive, should not be much longer.
At over $3.00 a gallon for gas, I want it leaded, 100 octane, and my windshield washed!
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Richard,

not sure how the bore was scraped up, im going to hit this with jb bore paste to see if it can be helped, also not sure how badly a scratch early in the barrel will affect the spin of the bullet.

with the barrels you sell, how is the front sight secured to the barrel? does the front sight "band" need to be opened up so it will fit on the aftermarket barrel?
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"how is the front sight secured to the barrel? does the front sight "band" need to be opened up so it will fit on the aftermarket barrel?"

We turn down the barrel a little and also open up the front sight band.
With the band against a shoulder it looks fine.

Just ran out of .45 barrels again, have to order more in the morning.
At over $3.00 a gallon for gas, I want it leaded, 100 octane, and my windshield washed!
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is 7.62x39 still available? thats what i was going for..... can you pm me about how much you want for the tanker wood?

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