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Enfield mk1 not project

Post by bgreenea3 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:11 am

Next on the work bench is an old SMLE my buddy wanted me to fix up...

It wasn't in bad shape it had a spot er stock on it and rear leaf sight was messed up. We discussed options and figured she needed.to be back in military dress.....

I did some Internet kung fu and got a hand full of hard ware and a stock set from numrich and sarco.... got the parts yesterday and the all look wonderful......except the buttstock. It looks like it was stored underwater for 20 years. .. numrich is getting a call and we'll try again on the buttstock after a return......
The new forestock and handgards are on the new hardware test fitted. Now to pull that apart and work on sanding and making the stock Purdy....

The photos show the shorter stock next to the rifle...
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Post by greener » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:39 am

From the pictures, the old stock didn't look too bad.

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Post by bgreenea3 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:42 am

Not too bad but is a sporterized stock... ... It looks wierd with the military front sight.
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progress.......

Post by bgreenea3 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:27 pm

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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:57 am

The Enfield is coming right along..... numrich has a new buttstock enrt... I think I have all the small parts to finish it up. It only took three more online orders!.... thought I was done with the butt stock sling loop and sling then I realized I needed the screws to mount it....

Anyone else figure out they need just "1 more part" about three time doing a project? I swear this is like a plumbing job....
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Post by Bullseye » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:59 am

Sometimes you disassemble one thing, only to find you need to fix three others in the process.

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Post by blue68f100 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Anyone else figure out they need just "1 more part" about three time doing a project? I swear this is like a plumbing job....
Not near as messy.

When I use to work on cars I always ran out of bolts, because I would replace all the ones that were missing.

I have been working on my HP 4100 laser printer for the last 3 days. I was getting paper jams on excess paper that was not required for the print job. Only happened when the pages were 10 or more. It took 10+ hrs of Googling till I finally found a post on a home DIY printer fix forum. One thing, I got pretty proficient at taking this printer apart. And it is probably cleaner than when it was new. The problem was a foam pad that had deteriorated throwing the timing off. Not a problem you expect for sure.
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Post by bgreenea3 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:24 pm

Bullseye wrote:Sometimes you disassemble one thing, only to find you need to fix three others in the process.

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the good part is I got to look around Numrich's And Sarco's sites and order a little this and that I needed for other projects....
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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:40 am

Stock came 89 and it was beautiful. ... got it sanded stained and sealed....... and its 3 shades darker than the forestock. :x


Anyone know a good method for stripping a tru-oil finish? Got to start over :cry:
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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:45 am

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Post by Bullseye » Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:26 am

That's turning out to be an attractive old shooter.

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Post by bgreenea3 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:36 am

Thanks Bullseye, the old wood came out awesome... but the buttstock came out darker than the forestock. ... I've got some stripping and refinishing to do to get it right.......
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Post by blue68f100 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:19 am

That came out looking pretty good. Too bad the trees can not produce the same color of wood. :(
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