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A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
« on: March 27, 2013, 04:04:18 pm »
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I didn't get a lot of pictures of the build process, but basically it was a matter of taking a No4 Mk2* that had been poorly sporterized then:
  • Cutting the barrel back to ~17"
  • Recrowning the barrel
  • Drilling and tapping the barrel for a new front sight
  • Refinishing all the metal in Moly Resin
  • Installing an XS Sight Systems scout mount
  • SHortening, and reshaping the stock
  • Inletting the stock for the scout mount
  • Glass bedding the scout mount
  • Stripping the thick layer of polyurethane that had been gooped all over the wood and giving it some fresh BLO

We'll probably want to do something about the mismatched wood but for now he seems pretty happy.

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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 04:11:41 pm »
    Maybe some diluted walnut stain?  Almost has a bit of pecan shade to it...

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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 04:13:56 pm »
    Fantastic job! That's one slick Scout Rifle! Very well done indeed!!
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 05:20:23 pm »
    Effin-A Awesome!!! Great job!!!

    Okay, after the mag fed .458 WM project I might have to go with an Enfield project...
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 06:16:16 pm »
    You guys have no idea how cool this rifle is.  Seriously friggin awesome.  Recoil is about the same as regular 303, so nonexistant.  The front sight just POPS and it makes hits at 120 yards just like pointing and clicking.  Its ridiculously fun and I will be both putting a scope in it and taking it for my deer rifle this fall (providing I get drawn). 

    The only concern I have about refinishing the stock is I don't want the texture to get screwed up.  I love the dry smooth feel of the wood.   :shrug

    I do want to put a sling on it - I'd love to find a sling like the one that Jesse put on my Tanker Enfield and use that.  Otherwise this gun is :LOVE
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 06:27:52 pm »
    Adding a forward sling swivel is easy, I can probably do it after the next AZGO shoot in May.

    The one I used on your Tanker is the Latigo from Brownell's, and I really like it too: http://www.brownells.com/shooting-accessories/slings-sling-swivels/slings/quick-set-latigo-sling-prod1180.aspx
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 07:36:14 pm »
    Wonderful.

    FWIW, guns with BLO type finishes generally have that dry smooth feeling compared to those with varnishes.  YMMV.
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    A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 09:41:42 pm »
    Nice....but I still prefer the tanker...
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 09:50:52 pm »
    The tanker is cool looking, but I think this is the more practical of the two.

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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 12:48:56 am »
    BLO - boiled linseed oil?

    How do you like using that versus tung oil?

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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 10:29:27 am »
    That is a seriously nice scout rifle.
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 10:41:32 am »
    BLO - boiled linseed oil?

    How do you like using that versus tung oil?

    It a lot easier to apply, requiring fewer coats and drying much faster. On the other hand it doesn't produce a finish that's as deep or satiny.
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    Re: A little before and after on Harm's Enfield Scout
    « Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 10:53:18 am »
    Good to know. Thanks.

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