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    There is a fairly lengthy explanation of the...

    There is a fairly lengthy explanation of the developments in the history of the 'Enfield' in Pegler's book

    A bit around the introduction on the ShTLE


    SAC seemed to have become almost obsessed...
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    It is many years ago since I read the selection...

    It is many years ago since I read the selection criteria but I'm pretty sure it was the only compromise acceptable to both the infantry and the cavalry. The infantry refused t have it 'even an inch...
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    I have read that one of the requirements for a...

    I have read that one of the requirements for a rifle and its bayonet at the end of the 1800's was that an Infantry soldier must be able to bayonet mounted Cavalry.

    When the SMLE was designed as a...
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    Be Happy. Looks like it has a 'perfect headspace'...

    Be Happy. Looks like it has a 'perfect headspace' and plenty of life left.
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    Close, but doing that you will get the variation...

    Close, but doing that you will get the variation due to not holding the case vertical.
    Measure the rim thickness in 4 places using the gauge jaws and take the average.
    Once the primer is 'pushed...
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    Pull the bullet out of the unfired round. Tip...

    Pull the bullet out of the unfired round.
    Tip out the powder.
    Put the unfired round (empty) over a partly open vice (or something that will allow the primer to 'fall' out)
    Take a metal 'bar' about...
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    I posted this on here many years ago but it is...

    I posted this on here many years ago but it is somewhere in the mists of time and 'old stickies', however it is still 'findable' here :

    No4 Bolt Head Survey and Instructions

    This gives you a...
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    No tittering now : For a 'non load' area I...

    No tittering now :

    For a 'non load' area I have found that Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure does a good job as a sealer and an adhesive to stop cracks 'growing'
    I first used it on the boat to...
  9. A little story about Breeching up washers from PL...

    A little story about Breeching up washers from PL


    I wonder how many of you read the thread on our sister Enfield collectors milsurp site regarding take-off barrels and the problems re-indexing...
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    You have a US Savage manufactured bolt from...

    You have a US Savage manufactured bolt from another No4 rifle fitted into a British No4 rifle.

    That is not totally unknown in military use but the bolt would have been FITTED (properly fitted) by...
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    We did, and to quote another extract from peters...

    We did, and to quote another extract from peters article :


    There, that’s very basically, it. Incidentally, this is also the correct method of fitting up the No5 fore-end too except that the...
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    No, a nice looking 'standard' Lee Enfield No4...

    No, a nice looking 'standard' Lee Enfield No4 Mk1. just drilled and tapped for a scope.

    The round cocking piece was an original design, which was later substituted for the 'oblong' (flat sided)...
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    The collar length varied from rifle to rifle and...

    The collar length varied from rifle to rifle and the length was determined by the thickness of the forend, as the wood dried out (shrunk) you could either try and get it to swell back to original by...
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    Do you mean 'washer' (flat) or 'collar'...

    Do you mean 'washer' (flat) or 'collar' (cylinder)?
    You should have a spring washer and a collar.
  15. A 1970 barrel manufactured by Enfield. Barrel...

    A 1970 barrel manufactured by Enfield.
    Barrel part number CR1470

    Two arrows 'back to back' with the S = Sold out of service (surplussed)
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    I believe that the majority of the 0riginal (19th...

    I believe that the majority of the 0riginal (19th Century) 'Ordnance' factories were closed down after WW1 as we didn't need to 'arm' as that was the war to end all wars.

    In the late 30's, during...
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    It is actually instructions from Peter Laidler...

    It is actually instructions from Peter Laidler who did a series of 'Training Presentations' back in 2008 on the old Jouster forum.

    For your delectation, here is an extract on fitting the collar...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
  19. The 'Out of the Factory' accuracy was more than...

    The 'Out of the Factory' accuracy was more than sufficient for it job at hand, ie 'Minute of Man'
    This was posted many years ago on the old Jouster forum, apologies to the author as I did not keep a...
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    M632 = Rose Brothers

    M632 = Rose Brothers
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    The yellow handled lens brush

    The yellow handled lens brush
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    But they have - you can see TVC in Nigels photo...

    But they have - you can see TVC in Nigels photo (faded red paint)

    Taiwan Visualisation Copy :)

    :dancingbanana:
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    It would be easier to either agree or disagree with you if you posted some pictures.
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    Well, what I thought was a 'strong' bid in the...

    Well, what I thought was a 'strong' bid in the 'sealed bid auction' was nowhere near.

    It went for a price of 184 including 'taxes' and 'add ons'
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    Peters instructions were to shorten it. Now...

    Peters instructions were to shorten it.

    Now for a little tip. The COLLAR. You MUST have a collar and spring washer. This is what WE used to do.

    Put the front trigger guard screw into the...
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