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    Yup, Colin, this is the conclusion I've come to....

    Yup, Colin, this is the conclusion I've come to. The butt-stock was definitely not Parker Hale's work, having been roughly thinned, so I have replaced that, and I have added a front sight protector,...
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    In fact, I bought a nice no-drill Lee Enfield...

    In fact, I bought a nice no-drill Lee Enfield Adderley mount for another project; if this turns out to be a decent shooter, I might put it and a vintage scope on this rifle. That way I won't need the...
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    I think that's it. It is a Parker Hale sporter...

    I think that's it. It is a Parker Hale sporter conversion of a 1943 Long Branch. So the bolt definitely wasn't added in service. I won't be able to do my normal restoration as they cut the bayonet...
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    Huh. I hadn't spotted that! I thought I had the...

    Huh. I hadn't spotted that! I thought I had the proper one to swap it out with, but can't find it at the moment.
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    Unfortunately, it's not my man-cave that will get...

    Unfortunately, it's not my man-cave that will get it. It was for a relative.
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    So are you saying I shouldn't shoot it? ;)

    So are you saying I shouldn't shoot it? ;)
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    Finished.

    Here are the final photos of the blunderbuss project. I knapped a gun flint, but didn't bother sourcing a ramrod. Lots of mistakes were made, but overall, I'm happy with how it turned out.

    Cheers,...
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    Thanks all. I will play it safe and put it on one...

    Thanks all. I will play it safe and put it on one of my deactivated rifles.:thup:
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    So that's unanimous. :D Are any parts of it...

    So that's unanimous. :D Are any parts of it likely to be salvageable, like the bolt head?
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    The Dreaded DP stamp

    Took possession of a project Long Branch No 4 today, and soon noticed a DP stamp on the non-matching bolt. A search of the rest of the rifle revealed no further DP stamps, and it seems to cycle well,...
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    WTB: No 5 Flash hider

    Seeking a No 5 (Lee Enfield) flash hider. Original or repro.
    Thanks.
    Burton
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    Hi Tromas, I love the work you've done to the...

    Hi Tromas,

    I love the work you've done to the rifle. Definitely a huge improvement, and well worth the effort IMO, even if it can be expensive. You may have seen my post about a similar...
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    Thanks, yeah. At this stage I'll take what I can...

    Thanks, yeah. At this stage I'll take what I can get. If I have to shim it I will.

    Your comments on accuracy are very interesting. I don't hunt, so I'm more interested in the restoration of...
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    Hi Jim, yeah I have a wood set, which is the...

    Hi Jim, yeah I have a wood set, which is the reason I bought this project No 5. I may well have posted about the guy who made it. He was retiring so I bought sets for No 1 Mk III, and a No 4, which...
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    All good points, however I do this as a hobby,...

    All good points, however I do this as a hobby, and won't be selling any time soon. Cost is a factor, but not the only one. I consider money spent fixing these old beauties to be much the same as...
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    That's interesting. I just assumed that a shorter...

    That's interesting. I just assumed that a shorter and lighter barrel would make it even worse.
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    I found the repro stocks to need a bit of sanding...

    I found the repro stocks to need a bit of sanding down to remove the occasional "ridge". They are slightly oversized usually to allow this. I sand, apply BLO, then sand with fine wet and dry, to make...
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    As promised, some pics of the beast. It was a...

    As promised, some pics of the beast. It was a Fazakerley production 12/'46. Someone spent a lot of time making it into the lightest hunting rifle they could. I particularly like the cobbled together...
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    Yes, Numrich appears to still sell them, but they...

    Yes, Numrich appears to still sell them, but they have shut down their operation to all but US customers right now. I'm in Canada, so out of luck.
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    Project No 5. Need a flash hider.

    Hi all,
    Just acquired my next project. found it the day after I gave up on ever finding a messed about with No 5., and bought something else, but that's another story. :banghead:

    I will post some...
  21. Hi Salt Flat, mine was a stock that I bought and...

    Hi Salt Flat, mine was a stock that I bought and then found had been spliced badly at the barrel band. I put in a metal rod which joined the pieces. Then a good quality epoxy for wood, followed by an...
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    After "stretching" do they still shoot accurately? I did the same to one, but haven't tried it yet.
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    Is it possible that someone in the distant past used it a source for plugs to fill other repair jobs? Quite a life that stock has had if so.
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    Operation Blunderbuss UPDATE.

    So, I've put a lot of hours into this, and I think I can see the end. Inletting was, well, let's say a challenge. I was taking measurements of a partial and degrading stock, and I got a few wrong....
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    If that was in Canadian dollars it would be about...

    If that was in Canadian dollars it would be about $400 too much in my opinion. In US dollars it seems way too much. However, I don't know how scarce they are in the US. From my own research the lack...
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