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    A few pics of the finished rifle guys, not over restored, just a little sensitive restoration.

    The woodwork looks much better now its been cleaned, gently steamed some of the dents out and re-oiled and the blue has taken well to the action body and blended into the original barrel blue.

    I blued the breech block and polished the cleaning rod until it gleamed, not historically correct, (I think it should be the other way round), but its my rifle and I like the look...


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    Have you found the true manufacture date yet? If present this should be marked on the front to the receiver just below where the barrel screws into the receiver but it is normally covered by the fore-end woodwork. It would take the form of 5/72 for May 1872, for example. The date marked on the side of the receiver could be out by 6 months because the Enfield year didn't use to run from January to December like everyone else's year.

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    4/84 F10, that must be the Carbine conversion date though, because she started life as a Mk1.

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    Yes, perhaps they removed the original number then re-stamped. Have you seen the "official" conversions of Martinis into .22 target rifles? They did a good quality conversion with lovely chequered stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    I like the look
    Yep, it looks good. I'd likely have done about the same...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    Yes, perhaps they removed the original number then re-stamped. Have you seen the "official" conversions of Martinis into .22 target rifles? They did a good quality conversion with lovely chequered stock.
    They make very accurate .22's, my wife used to shoot 98's and 99's all the time with one.



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    Yep, it looks good. I'd likely have done about the same...
    Cheers Jim, she looks like she should shoot well, always rewarding putting your own stamp on a classic.

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