This is a discussion on New Rifle Sporterized Enfield within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I just bought a sporterized Enfield no.4 mk I at knob creek today. I saw it a few days ago and have been debating getting ...
I just bought a sporterized Enfield no.4 mk I at knob creek today. I saw it a few days ago and have been debating getting it since. Well I broke down and bought it.
It's not well sporterized the cut on the wood stock is nicely done but the owner didn't remove the stock before refinishing it so there's finish down the barrel and some on the side of the receiver. The magazine is a bit worn out and wont feed the last round. But there are good points about it. The previous owner installed a scope mount and an old bushnell 1.5-4.5x15 scope on it and its clear as crystal. I took 3 test shots at a 12 inch bare spot at about 360 yrds and they all hit right where I wanted them. Its in an action I like and a bullet I'm pretty familiar with .303 British. So I plonked down $250 and am going to really shoot it friday. It still looks pretty good despite the bad finish work.
My first center fire rifle was a similar sporterized 303, loved that rifle.
SOOOO...you live close enough to Knob Creek to just run down on a whim.....
I HATE YOU!!!! Just before coming over here I made the 10 hour drive with the camper, sat in backed up traffic for 2 hours, and endured mud at mid shin depth in the campground just to make the spring 2009 shoot. And I'll be at the spring 2011 shoot when I get back too!!!!
What hotguns said!
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Don't worry pictures will be coming soon. I didn't have time to snap some before work but down worry you'll see it all its ugly glory : )
Congrats on the Enfield . Enjoy!
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Waiting (not very) patiently for the pictures of this thing. : )
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be VERY cautioius if you hand-load!!!! These WWII vintage rifles sometimes were made with not-so-high-quality steel. Guy that worked for my dad had one, shot it at the range--the bolt blew out and back into his face, in lots of pieces--he was very scarred up--luckily, nothing hit his eyes.......
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You can check for excessive headspacing and swap bolt heads, Chaplins case sounds more like a worn lug issue causing it not to lock up. I am thinking about getting a nice Parker-Hale conversion, some very nice ones to be had for a few dollars.