Print Page | Close Window

Pro Mag modifications

Printed From: Enfield-Rifles.com
Category: Enfields
Forum Name: Enfield Gunsmithing
Forum Description: Submit any how-to's or other gunsmithing suggestions here.
URL: http://www.enfield-rifles.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=8909
Printed Date: December 16 2018 at 11:47pm
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 12.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: Pro Mag modifications
Posted By: Goosic
Subject: Pro Mag modifications
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 2:01pm
I took a Pro Mag and shortened it. Not flush to the stock,just shorter and flatter. I purposely tack welded the bottom on in specific areas to give it that utilitarian look,then polished and reblued it.
This one will have to get some getting used to but, I think it looks like it was meant to be this way?
Still a work in progress...



Replies:
Posted By: Macd
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:15pm
Looks god. Did you shorten spring too? I just bought one and the spring is already hard on my arthritic fingers.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:31pm
The Enfield Sporter I purchased a while ago (which Shamu graciously displayed for me) came with an after market magazine. I have 303 snap caps, and spent at least 3 hours trying to get a consistent feed into the chamber. I've put it side by side with a dependable original, thought I tweaked it, but the second bullet hits high and to the left. Any ideas?


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:41pm
Gentle application of a red-hot 12 1/2 Lb sledge?
Pro mag are kinda famous for being rubbish.


-------------
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:47pm
Originally posted by Macd Macd wrote:

Looks god. Did you shorten spring too? I just bought one and the spring is already hard on my arthritic fingers.

No,I did not shorten the spring. No way to shorten it without affecting the feeding.


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:54pm
Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Gentle application of a red-hot 12 1/2 Lb sledge?
Pro mag are kinda famous for being rubbish.

That's exactly why I bought it for $19.95.
If it didn't work out,I'm not out that much money.
I took my Dremel and lowered the back of the mag to expose the top of the case a little better. I bent the wings up just about 1/8th". No feeding problems yet.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 3:57pm
Good idea. The second round sometimes wouldn't get caught by the bolt. I'll give it a whirl!


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

The Enfield Sporter I purchased a while ago (which Shamu graciously displayed for me) came with an after market magazine. I have 303 snap caps, and spent at least 3 hours trying to get a consistent feed into the chamber. I've put it side by side with a dependable original, thought I tweaked it, but the second bullet hits high and to the left. Any ideas?

When you say,"the second bullet hits high and to the left". I'm assuming that you're referring to where the bullet is going when your trying to feed it into the chamber. Adjusting the wings to give a consistent and reliable feed with the pro mag is trial and error.


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: April 15 2018 at 4:25pm
Goosic. Yes. Second bullet chambered high and to the left. Worked both left and right front ears, cannot seem to make progress.



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd. - https://www.webwiz.net