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    NoMk111 restore

    My last restoration was with a No1Mk111 Lithgowicon and a BSA No1Mk111, the BSA was an all matching sporterized rifle with a good bore.
    The Lithgow unfortunately had a very corroded bore and a cracked receiver and failed the headspace test miserably, but was a complete rifle.
    I took both rifles apart and began fitting the Lithgow wood and metal onto the BSA,
    I shimmed the barrel at the sling band and then under the nosecap and assembled the rifle, it shot right at two inches at 100 yds.
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    Well that sure begs for pictures!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 303carbine View Post
    The Lithgowicon unfortunately had a very corroded bore and a cracked receiver and failed the headspace test miserably, but was a complete rifle.
    I took both rifles apart and began fitting the Lithgow wood and metal onto the BSA,
    This is where the real interesting creation occurs: now you have a lot of defective parts -- but enough to create a whole gun. Sounds like the opportunity to build a Drill Purpose gun, with DP markings once you get a new fore-end and hand-guards to replace what's missing from the sporterized leftovers.

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    Here is the result of 303carbine's efforts!

    Very nice...

    Lou



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    Very nice. Just about on the money...
    Regards, Jim

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    This No1Mk111 took a bit to get it to shoot after the restoration, I had to take it apart a few times to get the bedding right.
    The best result ended up being when I put a wrap of greased cardboard around the barrel under the front barrel band 3/8ths wide and one over the muzzle end of the barrel at the nosecap.
    The targets were shot at 100 yds., I think it worked out pretty good.
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    Just about right...
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    This is the kind of bedding job I was looking for - where you could use the rifle for as issued competitions as well by removing the bedding. Not only that, the originality of the rifle is preserved.
    303, If you get to shoot it some more can you post the results? And can you post some more detail on how you did the bedding job with the shims?

    This is a really nice job you done with the rifle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Britishicon Mandarin View Post
    This is the kind of bedding job I was looking for - where you could use the rifle for as issued competitions as well by removing the bedding. Not only that, the originality of the rifle is preserved.
    303, If you get to shoot it some more can you post the results? And can you post some more detail on how you did the bedding job with the shims?

    This is a really nice job you done with the rifle!

    I would love to shoot the rifle more, but the fella I sold it to said he was going to keep it forever and ever.
    The No5 is No1

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    Time to renew this post to show a good restoration is possible when the odds are against such things working out.
    Happy restoring and have a good year.

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