1945 Enfield #4

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  1. MJ

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    .............:cool:............

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  2. DougW

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    Well you didn't say it was a #4mk1T!! Very nice! How is the bore and is it a Fazakerly?
     
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    I just re-barreled it. Some genius had cut four inches of the low round count original . I found a new still in grease 1944 barrel ten years ago and this was the perfect home for it. Now I have to shoot it in and recheck the forestock adjustments.

    I just received the work sheet from England on the 1945 #32 MkIII scope from 2004 so it was totally restored with new lens and erector sets and collimated by the man who wrote the book on the history of these remarkable rifles.

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    ..............:cool:............

    The project took ten years and I had help from all over the world.
    Turned out to be fun for everyone that had a hand or advice and small parts.

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    Grafs sells (sole distributer) the Hornady.312” 174gr BTHPT Match bullet. I recommend that over either BLC2 or VV140 for an accuracy load.

    My 1943 Fazerkerley #4mkI was FTR in early’50’s. It has a like-new barrel. It is a tack driver with the Hornady match bullet. 43.0gr of BLC2 duplicates the MkVII load, but with lower pressures.

    Let us know how it shoots! I’m partial to the SMLE’s.
     
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    What a beautiful piece of history. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  7. MJ

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    It's always a pleasure to stop by here when I'm in town.

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    Absolutely gorgeous. Love it!!!
     
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    @MJ, where is here? It looks like a really nice range. Great rifle too!
     
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    What are those discs on the scope mount, screws?
     
  11. 792mauser

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    Wow!
    I like it.
    Strike that. I love it!
     
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  12. MJ

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    Then the Brown Truck showed up Yesterday.

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    Right. I don't know the torque on those, but I was under the impression that they're supposed to be finger-tightened.

    I've wondered what the chances are of instant return to zero on this rig. I also had the impression these aren't actually meant to be QD.
     
  14. DougW

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    OK so now that you have done your own FTR, will you electropencil the new FTR date on the T??? It is nics, as are the #1 and #5!
     
  15. MJ

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    I won't do anything but enjoy it. It is what it is.
     
  16. Ignition Override

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    MJ: Extremely attractive rifles and setup you have. "Three thumbs" up.

    You've probably seen the photo of the Kiwi sniper using his scoped (?) #4 on the rugged slopes of Cassino, during the terrible battle in WW2.
    Scoped or not, that sniper might be the most focused, or angry soldier I've ever seen on his sights during a battle. No exaggeration.
     
  17. MJ

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    I recall he had a hole in his boot sole and was on pile rubble of stone blocks. Was that the picture ?
     
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    Is this it?

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  19. Ignition Override

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    Yes!

    Exactly the same photo. Does he look rather determined and motivated?
     
  20. MJ

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    Well for some comparison here is a 1941 matching set.
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    The first zeroing took just three shots.
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    This guy is exposed in day lite. His rifle is not ready to fire, not cocked no round in the chamber. If he was at Casino and just having a peek he has about two seconds to live.
     
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    I wasn't saying anything, but I thought it looked staged for the camera... maybe some war correspondent getting a still equivalent of B-roll.
     
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