Yes, why a Llama? Even Taurus PT1911 is better all around.
What ever happened to that 327Federal Magnum? I never hear of it anymore.
Have you looked into any of the 7x57 Mauser rifles? Ammunition is fairly common, recoil less then the 8mm. Or maybe a Spanish FR-8 in .308? Just...
The mark III's have the push button magazine release vs. the heal release on earlier models.
Do what you want, seems you going to do it anyways. We are just here to advise you, since you asked. Best of luck.
Just buy another one with a scrubbed receiver, like the 1916 Spanish mausers.
Kinda makes you wonder what they will say when some new "green deal" goes through someday, and they will have to give up their fossil fuels?
They go around in a big circle. Sums it up for me.
Without seeing what your talking about, I would say no. Original finish is desireable if you were to re-sell it down the road. Re-blueing it would...
Don't forget those Spanish cousins the Star's. Very addictive those 1911 clones..
As the saying goes "Happy wife, happy life". You got a keeper there my man.
Its very nice, should last you a lifetime of great shooting.
Wow, I have never seen anything quite like that. What caliber is it in?
They should. You can look up the schematics on Numrich for the SMLE. Another thing you could do is to become a member of an Lee-Enfield Forum...
Ebay is currently the best place to find the forearm for the enfield. I've checked my other sources, so, yah.
So, to be clear, its not quite a gunsmith special, but better then a parts gun? More or less?
Try Liberty Tree Collectors.
Hope its not "bottom of the barrel" kind of Garand. I have seen heavy pitting like that on 1916 Spanish Mausers, but still shootable.
Thank you for clearing that up. Its been over 15 years since I have had a No4, and I don't remember the marking placements. Restoring my MKIII...
On the receiver, the band that separates the butt stock from the rest of the rifle, is usually military markings of proof. proof date codes, etc....
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