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    Odds of finding an MK3 charger bridge?

    Has anyone ever stumbled across any sites that offer charger bridges? My 1907 No. 1 MK III is missing the charger bridge and I would like to find one.


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    The odds of the rivet holes aligning even close-to will be greater than finding the charger bridge!

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    Any large local gun shop or gunsmith operation should have stripped receivers available. I am sure they would love to sell you a stripped receiver as they have no use and few people buy them unless they collect dates or mfgrs markings.

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    Odds are very good. Send PM. Ron

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    I'm looking also. Just picked up a Santa Fe which is missing the bridge.

    Does anyone sell the bridge with the flip sight in it?

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    Drop me a line...I have some that were never installed and in the white...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheaty View Post
    Drop me a line...I have some that were never installed and in the white...
    Hello Wheaty, I would dearly love to acquire a Lee-Enfield SMLE No 1 Mk III 303 Charger Bridge. This may not be quite copacetic in this fourm, however, I have a couple of these that my Dad bought for me when I was 14 from a surplus store. Took my first deer a week later with one Ala Natureal. A few years later I had the other sporterized with a real nice walnut Monte Carlo stock. I've taken deer, elk and bear plus the occasional coyote. Now comes the problem, I had real good eyes back then. Now I need a scope. Local gunsmith says that since the Charger Bridge has been removed, he can't mount one. So... I'd really like to get my hands on one if you have another you'd part with.

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    funny you should mention that as there is one on evil bay at the moment "RARE 1915 Lithgowicon No1 MkIII Charger Bridge .STAR Marked" still has 3 days to run.
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    theres also a set of enfield parts on evilbay at the moment that contains some screws, a butt plate and a charger bridge as well.
    Med Term Projects (re: a bit lazy) = Lithgow Mod12 and Mod24 Restoration
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    Just be warned that getting the charger bridge will be easy. Once again, I say, aligning the rivet holes will be the difficult part. They are a matched set and that's the reason why the bridge and the rivets were never available as spare parts. While they're shown in the parts list you need to remember that the parts list is a list of PARTS and not a list of AVAILABLE parts.

    Just think: No32 sight bracket with mismatched cradles................

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