Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DisgruntledPatriot, Dec 3, 2021.
EDIT: I found a small area on the safety lever that had been impacted on the edge and mushroomed up, preventing proper function. I carefully sanded that down on a stone, and polished all the other flat surfaces of the safety, now she works like she should.
My brass stretched 4/1000ths during firing, and the chamber is a bit loose. Normal for Enfields, I'm satisfied so far with that.
A friend was overhauling one, but I think he gave up before he finished.
I recall an advert for plans to convert a SMLE to a reasonable approximation of a Remington Lee sporting rifle. Right up to .405 WCF if wanted.
I decided nutmeg was too plain looking, so I decided to pony up the extra $35.00 for forest camo.
IF I can get the damned payment accepted by boyds. Anyone else having trouble with buying things on their website?
I hope this one will be a little closer in fit, those English rifles are finicky about the forend and stocking up properly. She is going to be a beauty when she's finally done.
Tried twice on the website, couldn't get anything but a temp hold on my card.
FINALLY got through to a person, who told me their processing is down. Ok, can I place an order now? Sure she says, and takes my card and order info.
Well, that was Thursday. I check back Friday, because i never got a confirmation email. They can find only an order number under my name. It's the correct order, but when i register on boyds website, there are no orders under my name, and no charges against my account from boyds.
This is my third try with them. Anyone else having these troubles?
Edit: called back and got my confirmation email sent. Evidently they will bill me when they build the stock and ship.
So now we wait.
Sights and finish are all done:
(Now here's hoping that I get the stocks I ordered and that the fitting won't be to bad...)
No swivel studs either, so have to get that done too.
HOW could I pass up an opportunity to learn some gunsmithing, as well as get a great custom hunting rifle (carbine, really) out of the deal?
Acra-glass on the butt stock so the socket is a precise fit, and the sling should be here tomorrow.
No pics for this post, she's already pretty, just want to get the completed package for the best reveal .
That's her, with brand new 1907 pattern 2 sling, and spare magazine.
Closer view of the action.
Safety side of the action.
Better view on the rear sight slider, with aiming point and gradients in white.
If you look closely, you can see the acra-glass, just a bit, in between the stock snd action.
I'll try to upload a shooting report and accuracy test on Sunday.
So what are the opinions so far?
Looking good! How tight was the forend fit from Boyds?
I think you did a fantastic job of rescuing that poor Bubba of a Lee Enfield and turning it into a sweet looking, purposeful hunting rifle!
Well done sir!
It was a little tight in the draws, had to shave a bit there with a 1/2 chisel. Also the bottom metal was VERY tight and there was a bit of judicious sanding that went on there. The barrel is floated and everything is tight.
My only problem is that the safety is back to dropping the striker to half cock if the trigger is pulled while the safety is on, instead of a complete trigger disconnect like it should. Think maybe the action is sitting a hair too proud in the stock?
I'm no smith, but I would think filing the right side of the front sight may work depending on how thick the sight is. I'm not sure you could file enough to correct for two inches at 25 yards, though, so I'd definitely give your gunsmith a call before you start going in on it.
seems like the front and rear site not lined up on the barrel. in the pic the rear site is way off to the left side of the barrel
First, I’d want to verify. Did this rifle always shoot like this, or did something happen recently. Have you had someone else shoot it with the same results, or are you confident in your ability that you know POA & POI are 2” apart?
With those items in order, this is a large inconsistency. Having the sight at max drift at only 25yds distance, means there is a big problem. Either a problem with the sight or perhaps a bent barrel. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to diagnose yourself, you will likely need someone who can take a look at it. Difficult to diagnose online, as we would need to see what it’s doing.
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