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Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2012, 03:20:28 pm »
Ho-lee sheeeit!!

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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #26 on: January 15, 2012, 03:26:57 pm »
    I am speechless.  Seriously this is so freaking cool.  I am blown away by how awesome this is.  Oh man.
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    « Reply #27 on: January 15, 2012, 03:33:35 pm »
    Makes me wonder about some of these comparable builds I have seen that have taken guys 6 months to do.
    I am impressed.


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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #28 on: January 15, 2012, 03:40:49 pm »
    I warned Harm it could take six months or a year to get his rifle back.

    Fortunately he caught me before a weekend that's seen me reasonably motivated and not distracted with too much else.
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    « Reply #29 on: January 15, 2012, 03:46:07 pm »
    Jesse when your ready I have an Ishy for you to do. That looks awesome.
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    « Reply #30 on: January 15, 2012, 03:49:22 pm »
    Wow!  That is exceptionally well done. 
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    « Reply #31 on: January 15, 2012, 03:54:46 pm »
    WOW!
    Love it.
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    « Reply #32 on: January 15, 2012, 04:24:50 pm »
    Nice.  I may have to send you a Long Branch.  ;)
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    « Reply #33 on: January 15, 2012, 05:04:46 pm »
    AWESOME :clap
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    « Reply #34 on: January 15, 2012, 05:38:21 pm »
    Thank you guys!


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    « Reply #35 on: January 15, 2012, 06:50:04 pm »
    Awesome work Jesse! :thumbup1 :clap
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #36 on: January 15, 2012, 06:58:16 pm »
    What vintage is this No.4 rifle anyway?


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    « Reply #37 on: January 15, 2012, 07:16:19 pm »
    Im just going to say........ SNAP! :clap
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #38 on: January 15, 2012, 07:45:14 pm »
    Wow! That's great, so what's the bbl length now? That's the kind of rifle the Jungle carbine should have been.
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    « Reply #39 on: January 15, 2012, 08:11:08 pm »
    I have full confidence in Jesse's gun handling and craftsmanship.  Never doubted how it would turn out.  Excited and loving it.

    It's not his "handling" I would be worried about. :coffee  (Just joshing.)
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    « Reply #40 on: January 15, 2012, 08:14:16 pm »
    Wow! That's great, so what's the bbl length now?

    A hair over 17". The total length is ~36". That's about 4 inches shorter overall than my M44 with a 20" barrel.

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    I couldn't agree more. This gun is just lively as heck now. I'm looking forward to seeing how it shoots.

    I expect flash and boom will be impressive.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #41 on: January 15, 2012, 08:44:36 pm »
    Nice  work, J.  Looks good so far.   As a side note I just received "The 2012 Complete Book of Lee Enfield Accurizing" by Roger Wadham of New Zealand.  Looks pretty comprehensive re: tips and tweaks.  If you feel the need to look it over pm me. 
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #42 on: January 15, 2012, 09:01:45 pm »
    I may just do that. We'll probably see how it shoots as-is before I get too deep into accurizing it though.

    Maybe a pressure pad at the end of the barrel channel.
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    « Reply #43 on: January 15, 2012, 09:13:05 pm »
    That's what I was thinking as well.  The No. 4 barrels are quite a bit stiffer than the older No. 1 barrels though and shortening it effectively stiffens it a bit more so it may prove unnecessary.   
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #44 on: January 15, 2012, 09:26:20 pm »
    What vintage is this No.4 rifle anyway?

    Tell me how to figure it out and I'll let you know.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #45 on: January 15, 2012, 09:43:41 pm »
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #46 on: January 15, 2012, 10:02:21 pm »
    Serial number is DB2XXXX, so it appears to be a very late Fazakerley No.4 mk1.
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    « Reply #47 on: January 16, 2012, 04:13:33 am »
    Serial number is DB2XXXX, so it appears to be a very late Fazakerley No.4 mk1.


    OK, you got it.  Fazarkeley is in Britain, AFAIK.  Does it have a bolt takedown tab thingy, or is a No.4 Mk.1* (Wartime expedient).

    Usually it should always say somewhere on the left side of the receiver.
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    « Reply #48 on: January 16, 2012, 12:36:59 pm »
    Not a *.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #49 on: January 16, 2012, 09:05:46 pm »
    I just spent two hours degreasing the metal and hitting it with some Rustoleum, and going over the wood with Strip-X. I'll get busy with some BLO later.

    After that, it's just waiting for the new mag catch and rear handguard retainer that Harm ordered.

    You folks should be impressed when I can get some pics.
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