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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Oleg Volk, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  2. buttrap

    buttrap Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. mrmeval

    mrmeval Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. thereisnospoon

    thereisnospoon Well-Known Member

  5. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    How's the fitting of the existing stock?

    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:


    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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