Where in Nashville to get an Enfield #4mk1 bedded?


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Oleg Volk
February 19, 2006, 05:36 AM
I'd like to get some more accuracy from my Enfield. It seems loose within the stock. Would like suggestions on who to ask to look it over.

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buttrap
February 19, 2006, 06:15 AM
Thats kind of the way they are made, not a lot you can do to cure it out of swaping for a mauser or a 1903.

mrmeval
February 19, 2006, 06:57 AM
They're already free floated. http://www.surplusrifle.com/no4/rifledisassembly/index.asp

You could glass bed the foreend but I'd suspect it would decrease the value.
I took the wood off mine and put and Advanced Technology stock on it. It's solid and seems to work well.

I'd like to get some more accuracy from my Enfield. It seems loose within the stock. Would like suggestions on who to ask to look it over.

thereisnospoon
February 19, 2006, 09:38 AM
...I have an ATI stock set for a Lee-Enfield in the accesories section...

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=183664

:p

Gewehr98
February 19, 2006, 02:23 PM
How tight is the king screw (aka, action screw for us Yanks)? It must be tightened fairly heavily, or the rifle will pattern like a shotgun. Does the forend have the reinforcing strap intact nearest the trigger guard? That area, known as "the Draws" in Aussie and Brit lingo, tends to be very important to proper action/forend bedding.

Myself, I used a few dabs of Acraglas gel to tighten up the bedding on the forend of my No5Mk1, but I also made darned sure my king screw was tightened, with Loctite keeping it that way. Here's a good read on getting a No4Mk1 to behave:

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=112825&#644691

I'd pay particular attention to what John Sukey, Vulch, Fianna Fail, and Jay Currah have to say about the gun. I've learned a lot from them as I was getting my own NoIMkIII, No4Mk1, and No5Mk1 rifles to shoot well. ;)

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