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Thanks again, for doing that for me Jason. Someday I'll have to do whatever it takes to load my own.

 

Take a look at the lower action in the first picture and note the rear of the ejection port. More useless iron gone and a sleeker look. That's part of getting rid of the stripper clip notch, which is way ugly. Hasn't been done on the upper action yet. The slightly exposed rear of the extractor makes no difference functionally, and I think, none esthetically.

 

Look at the lower action in the second picture depicting the ejector box. Not only is the spring thingy gone and half an inch of useless spring, but also a bunch of unsightly iron at the left rear of the bridge. Look across the top of the two bridges for a more dramatic comparison.

 

Also, on the first picture the lower action has had the safety trimmed down to get rid of some more avoirdupois. May look better, maybe not. It's a matter of personal taste.

 

Don't know how I feel about the bolt handles. In the end I might have Mike throw on a Talley before finishing. Decision for a different day.

 

Brad

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I have a factory model 30s in 257 Robts and just love it - just finished a toe repair and freshening the checkering. Also have a Model 30 in 30-06 AI and a nicely sportered 1917 that I'm considering converting to 300 H&H someday, or maybe I should rebarrel the 30-06 AI to 300 H&H, but then again those are ballistically similar, but then again... Something to think about when I should be focused elsewhere.

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ent=737:037.JPG]post-3591-1200177375_thumb.jpgIm going to try and take some pics for my unfinished Enfields and see if I can figure out how to post them here. I'd welcome any comments or critics if successful with a post

 

OK edited this post and added pics, I think! Remember, these are not finished so please don't judge me to harshly. Pic of three rifles, Top a Win made 17 with Shilen 26" in 340 Wby. This rifle went rolling and tumbling in a Wyoming rifle a couple seasons ago and got trashed so its getting a refinish. Middle: A Rem M30 w/ Douglas #5 in 416 Rigby. Stock is Bastogne that Richards cut for the dropped mag. I made the floorplate, milled it out and latched it w/ a M70 style plunger. A bit thick but it allows 4 Rigs in the mag. Bottom is a Rem 17 w/Douglas #5a in 416 Rem. Stock is Bastogne that I carved and inletted myself. I plan to add floorplates like the one on the Rigby to the other two but make them thinner. Other pics are of the Rigby floorplate, the other sides of the 340 and Rem 17 416 and a typical future project, a Rem "sporterized" 17 I picked up somewhere. BTW I think the 17 safety can hardly by improved but I do cut down the spring to make them easier to use.

 

Larkin

NRA LIFE, FFL

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I don't know if the pics I posted can be seen by others or not-red X's. They come up when I double click but if they don't work maybe someone could help me out here and I'll try again

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Nice pic of the LaPour Don. I have thought about using one of these on a future Enfield but I'm going to finish the ones I got going now before any new ones! 8-)

The issue safety works well for me but is not the prettiest for sure. Mind sharing what LaPour gets for those? I'm FFL but here I think only disclose retail. BTW could you bring up any of my pics from the prior post? Thanks, Larkin

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Nice pic of the LaPour Don. I have thought about using one of these on a future Enfield but I'm going to finish the ones I got going now before any new ones! 8-)

The issue safety works well for me but is not the prettiest for sure. Mind sharing what LaPour gets for those? I'm FFL but here I think only disclose retail. BTW could you bring up any of my pics from the prior post? Thanks, Larkin

 

Yep pics came up fine and I just bought the last one Ed has, it'll be awhile before he does another run. I'm not planning on using it for the winnie I'm working on now, but when he told me it might be a long while to get one (years) I bought his last one, I think it's the one he used on the website.

-Don

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Here's the winnie I just started to work on, I still have to finish milling the rear bridge and open up the rails for the extended mag box. The bolt is just tacked because I'm not sure of the angle until I can drop it in a stock. The mag bos is sitting on my front scope base, when I get it back in the mill I'll cut the dovetails for the rings.

-Don

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I like the square bridge. Have you ever had one of your Enfields heat-treated or checked into it? No more side swing safetys,bummer. You snooze you loose

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what no side swing safetys crap i guess tomorow i am going to cut up my 5 and put them in steel scrap bbl guess they are not worth finishing if i cant have 3 position safetys i hate originals

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Rod,

 

If you're scrapping them, I can help you save storage space! ;)

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Actually, I don't think Ed's lead time is that bad, but waiting 2 years for a Blackburn order made me a sceptic of everyone in this business. He was nice to deal with, I had it is a couple days. I'll get my 98 ones from him.

-Don

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Fellas,

 

Here are the pictures Brad has referenced:

 

Here is a picture of two possibilities for bolt handles on Enfields:

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Here is what you can do with the ejector boxes:

enfejbox.jpg

 

Here is a straightened triggerguard:

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(Note the 8x68s cartridge propping the TG up ;) )

 

Sorry for not getting them up sooner, but I've been busier than a one-armed paperhanger on a deadline the last couple weeks.

 

Thanks!

 

Jason

I am somewhat new to this forum.

Some 15 years ago, long before digital photography, I reworked a P14 to .300 win mag.

I used a good barrel from a Model 1917 (30-06). Cut the Threads longer to fit the P14 receiver.

Recut the chamber (checking headspace al the time).

Left bolthandle as is, same with the safety. Used a magazine box from "Numrich", same as for .375 H&H.

Opened the cartrigdewell a little bit and lengthend the follower somewhat to fit the cartrigdes.

Shaped the rearbridge like a Remington and installed a Redfield one piece base with a 6X All American scope

and put it in a cheap hardwood stock from century arms, when they were still here in Montreal.

I wish, I hadn't gotten rid of it. But that how the cookie crumbles sometimes.

It shot like a varminter.

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Since we are talking about P14's and M1917's and all the great work that has been showcased here I kinda feel like a piker. All I want is for someone to remove a good P14 bbl from a bubba'd P14 receiver and install it oon a stock unmolested receiver. Reason, have been wanting a P14 with good bbl in 303 british for shooting cast bullets. Have most of the parts, blonde stock, missing the two upper hand guard stocks and barrel bands. Leave the ears alone stick in a set of winchester sight ladder and reassemble. The receiver that's to be rebarreled is in nice condition, except for scattered pitting on the wood line and across the receiver ring. Both rifles are marked EY but one receiver is in poor condition and the other is in nice shape.No blueing would be needed because the origional finish matches up pretty good. Should be a fairly simple job. If fact you could cut the receiver itself instead of using a lathe with cutter to make the cut on the circumference of the bbl. The barreled receiver is in poor condition. Oh and set the head space something like .04thousandths instead what its normally

set for. So for the above it looks like maybe a one week to do all that and fit a good P14 mag box, one that hasn't been ground down or welded on. Frank

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Fellas.

That was a pleasure to see and read.

My first rifle was a 1917 enfield back when you could pick one up for 75 bucks.

I think that they are in many ways the finest of the mauser clan.

 

karl

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