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Enfield question...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by natetinstman, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. natetinstman

    natetinstman Member

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    I just got my Lee Enfield No 1 Mk 3 and took it out for a test drive. I was suprised to find out that every shot would cause the safety to engage and I would have to take it off to extract the spent round and chamber a fresh shot. Is this normal or do I need to have something adjusted? If someone can tell me how to correct that I would be greatfull.
     
  2. Titan6

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    errr???

    All right you have me confused. How did the safety engage without you touching it?
     
  3. JHansenAK47

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    Is the safety fairly loose? Does it move when you cycle the bolt?
     
  4. DougW

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    Sounds like the spring is not holding the safety lever back. Probably worn a bit too much.
     
  5. natetinstman

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    I am not sure when I cycle the bolt normally it has never engaged. Only when a round is fired. I don't think the recoil is causing it but I could be wrong. But, yes it is a rather light pull to engage it. I'm thinking I might just need to tighten some screws but I don't want to do anything till I have a better idea what is going on.
     
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    The recoil has to be causing this. It is the only thing that kind of makes sense. The safety should be a hard pull over. Easy enough with a thumb, but a challenge with a pinky.
     
  7. Limeyfellow

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    It sounds like either a loose screw or a worn locking bolt spring. It shouldn't be doing what it is doing at all. It shouldn't be too expensive or hard to find a replacement spring.
     
  8. DougW

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    Replacement parts from Springfield Sporters. I would suggest getting the Stratton book on the #1mkIII from North Cape Publishing. Enough info there to do anything you want in the way of repair and knowlege.
     
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