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Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2012, 09:29:21 pm »
What is this strip-X?
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #51 on: January 16, 2012, 09:34:02 pm »
    http://www.wmbarr.com/product.aspx?catid=72&prodid=119

    It comes highly recommended over the usual expedients EZ-Off oven cleaner and such for removing the oil and stains from wood stocks without damaging the grain structure, leaving residues that will attack metal, or turning the wood odd colors.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #52 on: January 16, 2012, 10:01:02 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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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #53 on: January 16, 2012, 10:26:08 pm »
    Hell man, I am already impressed.


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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #54 on: January 17, 2012, 01:39:37 am »
    You folks should be impressed when I can get some pics.

    Is that a prediction?  Or an order?    :P


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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #55 on: January 17, 2012, 09:44:26 am »
    a new addition to the lexicon of the gun world in is order....

    When a good gun is hacked on and f'd up its Bubba upped...

    When a good gun is hacked on and ends up like this...its been Jesse'd
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #56 on: January 17, 2012, 09:47:11 am »
    a new addition to the lexicon of the gun world in is order....

    When a good gun is hacked on and f'd up its Bubba upped...

    When a good gun is hacked on and ends up like this...its been Jesse'd


    And we're still waiting on his .45 ACP large-ring Mauser conversion.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #57 on: January 17, 2012, 10:26:54 am »
    Is that a prediction?  Or an order?    :P

    Doesn't matter. It will be.
    a new addition to the lexicon of the gun world in is order....

    When a good gun is hacked on and f'd up its Bubba upped...

    When a good gun is hacked on and ends up like this...its been Jesse'd

     :thumbup1

    And we're still waiting on his .45 ACP large-ring Mauser conversion.

    I'm still waiting on available $$$ to get the barrel, magazine adapter, and stock.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #58 on: January 17, 2012, 11:17:19 am »
    Needs a couple more coats of BLO on the wood and paint in the high wear spots on the metal:


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    « Reply #59 on: January 17, 2012, 11:21:01 am »
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #60 on: January 17, 2012, 02:42:15 pm »
    Needs a couple more coats of BLO on the wood and paint in the high wear spots on the metal:




    You really need a small steel stamp/punch to put your name/logo on there.  Maybe even a branding iron.

    Where can you get one made?  I could send them design materials.  ;)


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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #61 on: January 17, 2012, 02:56:45 pm »
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #62 on: January 17, 2012, 03:00:04 pm »
    that would be so badass!~
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #63 on: January 17, 2012, 03:16:41 pm »
    I was thinking just a small one, slightly larger than a silver dollar.  Something you could use on everything you do (customer permitting).


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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #64 on: January 17, 2012, 03:22:37 pm »
    That's about the size I was thinking too. Too bad I don't have a CNC mill yet, I'd do it myself.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #65 on: January 17, 2012, 03:40:50 pm »
    Per their website they do make much smaller ones.  Including the electric brand. 
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #66 on: January 17, 2012, 04:49:54 pm »
    Jesse, what does the new crown look like?
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #67 on: January 17, 2012, 04:51:30 pm »
    I love the new look. Great work.

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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #68 on: January 17, 2012, 04:54:08 pm »
    Jesse, what does the new crown look like?

    It looks like a 10-ish degree target crown.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #69 on: January 17, 2012, 05:08:41 pm »
    Before you chopped the barrel, did the barrel have a more severe crown angle, or is that just my rifle?  (Mine shoots OK, so I'm not worried about it).  Im just curious because my Enfield crown seems to differ in this regard from its contemporary Mausers and Mosins.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #70 on: January 17, 2012, 05:12:24 pm »
    Before you chopped the barrel, did the barrel have a more severe crown angle, or is that just my rifle?  (Mine shoots OK, so I'm not worried about it).  Im just curious because my Enfield crown seems to differ in this regard from its contemporary Mausers and Mosins.

    I still have the stub. I'll take a picture when I get home.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #71 on: January 17, 2012, 06:10:55 pm »
    WOW! That looks really good. That's one heck of a "Thumper" carbine.
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    « Reply #72 on: January 18, 2012, 05:04:39 am »
    That is a good looking carbine.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #73 on: January 20, 2012, 12:01:58 am »
    One other issue that Harm asked me to look at it that the magazine on this rifle has long had a habit of partially unseating itself when the bolt tries to strip a round.

    There's a new magazine catch on the way from Numrich, but I just discovered that the issue seems to go away with a solid smack on the mag to get it really fully seated.  :shocked

    We'll have to do some testing to be sure it doesn't jar loose under recoil, but if this does prove to be the solution it I do love simple fixes.
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    Re: Building a Tanker Enfield
    « Reply #74 on: January 20, 2012, 12:14:34 am »
    Jesse, what you say above has happened to me.

    All it takes to fix it is that smack, honestly.  Try it out.
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