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    Posted: January 04 2022 at 12:13pm
   It looks like this. This rifle is as user friendly and utilitarian as it can get. When I started this project, the initial objective was to make a clone of the L42A1.  That wasn't going to happen so my next thought was to make a clone of the L8 series of Enfield rifles. It looked damn near perfect. However, as things being the way they are with me, it still wasn't what I was looking for. Nothing on this rifle is original to it, nothing. With that in mind, I set out to make it as light as possible while also retaining a front and rear sighting system in conjunction with a scope. I found a replacement stockset of the sporterized kind.and lightened the forend. Every metal bit that could be lightened was lightened. It is no longer a service rifle and it is no longer a sporterized rifle. It is a Utility Grade that does what it was intended to...
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Looks real nice, how`s it on the shoulder with full loads.
When they get light, they start to hurt... well with my old skinny shoulders anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote britrifles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2022 at 12:45pm
What does it weigh without the bipod, scope and scope mount? Must be under 5 lbs.  Thats a very light rifle in 7.62.   
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Minus just the bipod, it weighs 6.85 lbs. The bipod weighs an additional 18 ounces...
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Nice! One day I'll weigh my Goobermint Model sporter.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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I was researching something Enfield related the other day and the very first image that popped up on the Google search was your Goobermint Model...
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Originally posted by shiloh shiloh wrote:

Looks real nice, how`s it on the shoulder with full loads.
When they get light, they start to hurt... well with my old skinny shoulders anyway.
I haven't shot it yet in this configuration.  In full furniture I can only compare it to a 30-30 as far as recoil goes...
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That`s not too bad then. I like 30-30 especially out of an old heavy level gun
When I first posted I thought it was .303 and I know how much my No5 hurts after 5 rounds. Ouch
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Methinks I asked this before...but where does one find those front sight "hoods"?
I'd like to acquire one.
Loose wimmen tightened here
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ebay. Remington 700 front sight...
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Will that fit an Enfield?
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Will that fit an Enfield?
The ramp you see pictured, is sitting on the step up from behind where the original sight sat. It a No4 barrel just a different chambering. 
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  Will that fit an Enfield?

Maybe if it has a Parker Hale sight base with the hood grooves . If you`re talking military front sight, then no.
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no no..its a Parker Hale sport (1916). Some idot - years ago - decided I didn't need it & removed it for me.
I bin wanting to replace it ever since. Tired of getting the front sight knocked around
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Try flee bay or Numrich(they`ll ship to Canada)
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