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finally picked up another no4 mk1

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finally picked up another no4 mk1

#1 Post by ghostdevilguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:55 am

It's been a few years since I have owned an enfield, and I have been keeping my eye out for one that was a little beat up, and could use some tlc, but had a good bore. This is the first one that poped up that fit the bill. I did some horse trading with a buddy and ended up with this, 218 rounds of 303, 40 peices of brass, 40 chargers, and some h335 for my ar. Here's what I know about it, it has a 48 FTR stamp, it is not numbers matching, but has an excellent 5 groove barrel, and elevation is dead on a 50 yards with the rear sight set to 200. The forend is dry and needs some work, but it's not loose, I would appreciate any info on how to bring it back. The forend and handguards are not original to the gun, as my buddy told me it was a sporter when he got it. The buttstock is an intresting shape that I can't find any info on, maybe someone here can tell me what it is, but it appers to be too fat. The bayonet lugs apper to have been ground off :violin: , but whoever did the work, did a good job and did a good job of matching the bluing on the barrel, because I can't see where they used to be. The group was shot at 50 yards, it could have been a lot better, it was shooting to the right, the holes in the box are part of the group as well, I was aiming dead on at the bullseye, but I can't say if it was me, the surplus ammo, or the fact that I found out the front sight was loose after I shot it, i'm betting the last one was a large part of the problem, I tightend the screw and will report back after I shoot it again. The serial number is NB23xxx, it has an F next to the FTR mark, and it has what looks like a Star with what looks like an M and a 5 on top of the receiver. Overall, I am happy with it, I am going to get a longer stock for it, and refinish the wood, but it appers it will be a great shooter.
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Re: finally picked up another no4 mk1

#2 Post by ghostdevilguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:56 am

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Re: finally picked up another no4 mk1

#3 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:56 pm

Its a "short" std buttstock someone has messed with a bit.
For the forend it may need a little fitting to the individual rifle, or failing that several coats of Linseed oil, which will allow the wood to swell.
Removed bayo lugs may indicate a replaced barrel or they were removed to "de-Militarise" it when it was sporterised. This was a common thing to do back in the day.

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#4 Post by ghostdevilguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:22 pm

When you say linseed oil, do you mean boiled, raw, etc....?

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#5 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:53 pm

Raw was the original, personally I like boiled, but the real deal, not the Home Despot stuff.

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#6 Post by ghostdevilguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:11 pm

I'll probably use raw then, all boiled I can find in my area is the newer stuff. I also ordered a stock to replace the one that's on it, with any luck it will at least be a normal length one. On another note, any one have an experience with the repo no32 scopes and mounts that numrich sells?

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#7 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am

Supposedly the are prone to loosing zero repeatedly. (this is what I'm told, no personal experience)

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#8 Post by ghostdevilguy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:46 pm

That's a no go on the scopes, I have done a little searching around and other than your comment, I have not seen anything definitive either way. However, since it's the no32 has 1" tube, I am thinking about picking up one of the repo mounts and putting an old weaver k4 or something similar on it, does anyone have experience with the repo T mounts? Since this is not a collectors piece, i'm not opposed to a drill and tap mount.

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#9 Post by Tommy Atkins » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:31 am

I've had great luck with the "S&K InstaMounts". They're ND/NT attaching to the rear sight pivot holes & clamping to the charger bridge. I like the version with their own proprietary rings as they sit as low as is functional with the No4. They also make one with a Weaver/Picatinny rail. The Weaver 4x with the "German No1" Reticule is a great choice. I used a Leupold as it was a sporter so I wasn't trying to reproduce anything.
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#10 Post by Smokey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:57 pm

Raw linseed oil does a better job of penetrating into the wood than boiled linseed oil. I use raw linseed oil.
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