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    Inner Band Issue with Enfield No.1 MK 3 (Posted in Restorer's Corner also)

    During the pandemic I have been at home...the wife keeps me hopping but I have had a few spare minutes to start working through THE COMPLETE BOOK ON LEE ENFIELD ACCURIZING. In so doing I discovered the the inner band was missing it's spring and washer so I looked for and found a set and when I installed them the barrel poked up at the muzzle end so much that putting on the nose piece was a fantasy. Has anyone else had this problem?

    The rifle is a pretty good shooter already so I am not sure why I should not just use the inner band and screw without the spring and washer or, if it is deemed necessary to "dampen harmonic vibrations", how to install them so that I can get the nose piece on again. I should mention that the barrel already has enough rise on it that the muzzle presses against the top of the nosepiece opening. My understanding is that the muzzle should be centered in the nose piece opening.

    I don't really want to start excavating the recess in the forend that houses the screw, spring and washer for the inner band. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    Why fix it if it isn't broken?
    Thank you for your response. I was wondering whether to "fix" it or not because, Roger Wadham (Accurizing the Lee Enfield) indicates "harmonic vibration" to be an important component of accuracy and, one assumes, the Enfield designers thought it important enough to include the inner band and spring in their design. I was hoping to get some indication of what others thought and now I have one vote for "Don't fix it if it ain't broke."

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    May need fixing

    "My understanding is that the muzzle should be centered in the nose piece opening."

    Well it certainly should be. Check the fore-end wood. Maybe it's warped downwards. Although I generally agree with the sentiment "If it ain't broke don't fix it!" your description suggests something is not right and does indeed need fixing.
    Last edited by Patrick Chadwick; 11-22-2020 at 06:32 PM.

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    There's a whole nother thread on this Patrick, check the link and you'll see it's sorted out.

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