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Help with British Enfield No4 Mk1 stock replacement

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by DisgruntledPatriot, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    Take your mag apart, clean & lightly lube it on the sides/front/back of the follower. If that doesn't do it you man need a new spring. My enfield sometimes barely gets some of the empties out. You may need a new extractor & spring too.
     
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  2. Curator

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    The Lee Enfield is designed to be operated with alacrity. Pull the bolt back sharply, like you mean it. Cases will fly out like they were designed to. No need for new ejector screw or extractor. Think about a battalion of huns coming over the ridge and operate the bolt with authority. "Soft-stroke" it only if you don't mind picking the fired case out of the action.
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I have several Enfields that will eject most of the rounds pretty well, but sometimes you will get a round that just barely makes it out. Sometimes you will have one that doesn't make it out. Loaded rounds are no problem as the ejector will get them out, but empties are another matter. I've never been accused of soft stroking my enfields. Good springs all the way around are a must as many are weak and rusted.
     
  4. Mk VII

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    Feeble ejection in Enfield is more often caused by weak extractor spring. Try that first. If you can move the claw easily, replace the v-spring.
     
  5. DisgruntledPatriot

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    New spring on order for the ejector, as it can be moved with just a finger. Can anyone tell me if a 1" diameter scope would fit the #32 reproduction military mount? I would like to scope her, and want to stay as authentic as possible, however, I do not know the quality of the 3.5 power repro offered by Numrich. Can anyone tell me the maximum objective bell size I can get away with and still have daylight between the scope bell and the handguards? or should I just go with the 3.5 repro?
     
  6. DisgruntledPatriot

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    also, would cryo-ing a criterion barrel do any good? If I wanted to go further.
     
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