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    Conversion of No.4 to .223 caliber.

    I remember reading an article on this at some point somewhere. Obvioulsy a new barrell, fitting a .223 mag inside the LE magazine and then silver soldering a collar to support the cartridge base onto the existing bolt head - then plenty of fiddling and fitting to get the thing to feed and ejct effectively. I have just got hold of a great candidate - a No.4 Faux sniper where the barrel has been left uncleaned after using corrosive ammo. Has anyone done this before or seen it done wel?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan de Enfield View Post
    Bloody marvellous.
    A bolt head ready to go.
    Thank you sir. course I"ve got to persuad ethem to mail me a coupel of to the USAicon which might not be that easy.

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    Any one use Craig Whitsey bolt head. Any idea on pricing. I've seen some very nice 223 conversions.

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    .223 bolt heads

    cost 106 POUNDS - so about $160 US for teh bolt head plus @0 pounds for a ground down pin.

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    Ok so I've checked out teh bolt head stuff, and though it's pricey it will be worth it. I can get a decent heavy barrel fitted also. SO teh big queston here is : Do i creat an L42 alike with a free floated barrel forward of the receiver or do I put the barrel inside the full stock and have it look like a No.4 - of course this isnot purely asthetic, is bedding going to be an issue in the full stock, would a free floated havey .223 barrel shot better? opinions please?

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    They will need an export licence, in addition whatever formalities the State Deapartment will demand, and since it is a registrable part they will not just mail it out.

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    Well that makes it expensive for guys this side of the pond. The export deal sucks!

    I've seen two conversions. One with a heavy barrel (Kreiger) that shot extremely well....it was put together by Jim Duggan. He won a DCRA championship with it. The other was a barrel profiled to the No4 configuration in full wood. Told there were a few of these done by somebody in Canadaicon for the Gov't .

    Anybody have any details on these Enfields?
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    Hi Newcastle, (sanfran? is that you, mate), if you do this 233 conversion I'd love to hear a range report. I've long considered makeing a jungle carbine into a 223, cheersR

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    it is me in san francisco.

    is that Roger ex of LA? How's things going over there in NZicon mate? missing LA at all?
    even a little bit? Still have the No.1 Mk6???

    Now a note on the post two up. Export licencem registerable part? This is a bolt head we're talking about, it's not "registerable", my rifles aren't even registerable. I'm not importing the whole rifle, just asking them to mail me a bolt head.

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