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    No real chance of bottoming that one out I'm afraid, as the lists from Leeds Armoury only give the final Enforcer/Envoy number ie 099 etc no original serial numbers appear to be recorded on anything I have access to.

    I suppose there was no need for cross referencing at the time of conversion, they needed a number and it made sense to numerically start afresh.

    Suffice it to say, if yours was an Enforcer it would be fairly clearly marked in some way. I don't hold the Envoy lists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    No real chance of bottoming that one out I'm afraid, as the lists from Leeds Armoury only give the final Enforcer/Envoy number ie 099 etc no original serial numbers appear to be recorded on anything I have access to.

    I suppose there was no need for cross referencing at the time of conversion, they needed a number and it made sense to numerically start afresh.

    Suffice it to say, if yours was an Enforcer it would be fairly clearly marked in some way. I don't hold the Envoy lists.
    That in itself is useful info. Now if I could find out where replacement bolts came from, that might support (or invalidate, depending on the answer) my admittedly wishful hypothesis that the bolt (since it is NOT from another L42A1 or an Enforcer but IS correctly proofed for an L42A!) was mated to the receiver during overhaul, and the system was simply boxed and shipped for disposal after the orders arrived, without wasting time renumbering the bolt or refinishing the scope mount, since it was headed for the chipper anyway.
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    The bits of abrasive paper are a common finding - they were used to 'tighten up' a loose fitting rear guard. Same principle with the barrel band.

    Seen a lot over here on rifles formerly used by target shooters. Any self-respecting armourer would probably have a fit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    The bits of abrasive paper are a common finding - they were used to 'tighten up' a loose fitting rear guard. Same principle with the barrel band.

    Seen a lot over here on rifles formerly used by target shooters. Any self-respecting armourer would probably have a fit....
    Thanks. Guess I’d best toss the paper, then!

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    Reassembling the triggerguard, I seem to be missing the lock washer and seating plate that are secured by the king screw (swivel small arms sling).

    Should I have these?
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    Have a look at the inletting for the trigger guard on the underside of the forend - at the front, where the front trigger guard screw passes through, there will probably be a steel plate set into it. If there is, you don't need a collar (the tubular spacer), assuming that was one of the things you were referring to. To the best of my knowledge you still need to have the little spring washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanL96a1 View Post
    Thanks. I have a hard copy courtesy of Brian Dickicon--it shows the parts in question, but my rifle lacks them. Was interested in learning how close to reality the catalogue is.

    I have a lock washer, unsure if I can even find a seating plate. All of the other parts, to include the little spacer tube, are already present.
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    I gather the 'old method' of using the collar was still considered acceptable, too. If you have any trouble accessing a collar or spring washer pm me.

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