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new lee-enfield barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Tokugawa, Aug 31, 2006.

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  1. Tokugawa

    Tokugawa Member

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    I have an old 1944 .303, mark 4 31 longbranch. The rifle has been sporterized , has a very rough bore, two groove rifling. Tried to clean it up with a lot of brushing, not a lot of improvement. The crown is also a little suspect. I will take it to the range to check out accuracy, as far as I can remember it was pretty horrible. So- is there a source for cheap surplus barrels? Or should it get retired?
     
  2. SigfanUSAF

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    I haven't seen any cheap enfield barrels. If your going to retire it though, shoot me a price, and I'll give 'er new life!!!
     
  3. Jim K

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    It is nearly impossible in the US to obtain any barrel in .303; they just don't make them, and I know of no source of new surplus barrels. Barrels are available sometimes from the parts suppliers, but they will be used and quality would be spotty.

    Jim
     
  4. shooter503

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    Austalia and Canada are probably best place to look. Longbranch is in Canada. There used to be superb Canadian barrels but probably tough to find now.
     
  5. Stryker60

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    "It is nearly impossible in the US to obtain any barrel in .303; they just don't make them, and I know of no source of new surplus barrels."

    Pac Nor and Krieger list .303 barrels.
     
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