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03-15-2012, 05:00 PM
My next project to get tuned up
It doesn't shoot that badly as is. I maintained a 5" group at 100 yards and the trigger is in need of serious work. But a nice shooter none the less.
03-16-2012, 05:53 AM
I loved mine, and eventually got it shooting 1 moa and unda, mind you, it wasn't very stock by the time I'd got done with it. These are way underestimated and every enfielder should have one.
03-16-2012, 09:05 AM
RJW - I'm not sure just how far I'll take this rifle. But I have the book on accurizing and have given thought to putting a carbon fiber tube on it. It can be done without ruining the rifle's original appearance - it's probably in the works for next Winter. I just thought it was a beautiful rifle. And the 308 caliber was nice as I have a ton of ammo from when I was shooting competitively in 308.
03-17-2012, 05:52 PM
Most of these seem to have gone to the States; they are definitely on the uncommon side in this country.
My only experience with one of these was with about the rattiest-looking specimen you ever laid eyes upon.
It shot 1-1/2 inches for 5 rounds at 100 yards, using DA 62 (very good but 40 years old) ammo.
Of course, the owner wouldn't let it go, so it never got the TLC it needed and would have got (on my rack) should things have been different. Some people!
03-17-2012, 10:13 PM
Just for giggles I pulled the bolt apart and honed the end of the sear engagement piece - the knocker? And dropped the trigger pull from 7 lbs down to 5 lbs 5 oz. Now if I work the sear over it should be a clean crisp break.
I tried to pull the bolt apart on my No4 Mk1 and broke one tool on it. It was a home made one from a socket driver, and then I made one on the lathe and mill out of Stainless, but it wouldn't budge. It is definitely going to be a case for some freezing and heat - -
03-18-2012, 06:42 AM
There are TWO pull off weights Forumers and you deviate away from them at your peril. the first is between 3-4 lbs and the second is 5 to 6.5lbs. The weight is taken across the butt along the line that the trigger finger should take while in the prone position.
I'm not the only one I'm sure, but maybe it's your choice oif words that's frightening me Norton! Working the sear over - whatever that means - won't give you a crist 2nd pull. That is done on the top bent of the trigger. And honing the end of the knocker...............
There are a couple of good articles by forumers that detail the Armourrers method of altering the trigger pull-offs and weights and honing or working the sear over don't feature........., sorry. Maybe it's just me who's spent a lifetime working on them
03-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Read the book and your articles. I'm fine and within tolerance thank you.
03-20-2012, 06:44 PM
I certainly admire a good set of knockers but I think "cocking piece" might be the term you're looking for here!
03-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Ah Brian - Thank you - my brain forgets some things - and others it remembers with total clarity - now this I'll remember - - :)
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