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Old April 21st, 2017, 09:46 AM #31
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Not only was she a Cadet rifle. After WWI (1919 birth date) she served in the 3rd Military District Australia. Heck, if you post better pics of the butt an other marks she may have served in front line units during WWII, before becoming a Cadet rifle. Get one of the "bibles" by Ian Skennerton an start reading.

The really bad part about Enfield rifles is they breed like rabbits
So true, I've got a pile of SMLEs and Enfields cause ya can't stop at one.
Dig up a copy of Ian's awesome reference book. If on a limited budget I'll bet an earlier revision can be found cheaper than the current one. But the current revision has so much more info packed into it that I'd pop the extra coin w.o. hesitation.
BTW, the latest Poulin and James Julia auctions had a number of amazing lots from the Faris collection. One-of-a-kind examples that are prominent in Ian's books. Worth going to Proxibid to view the catalogs.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:24 PM #32
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I had a few minutes of free time at work so I decided to make headspace gages today. The boss wasn't looking......
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Old April 24th, 2017, 10:29 AM #33
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I would like to get a general opinion, should I treat her as safe Queen or can shoot her regularly?
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Old April 24th, 2017, 10:39 AM #34
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Rifles are made to be shot.

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Use the gauges you made to check the head space (if you don't know, disassemble the bolt, remove the extractor and with little pressure slowly engage the bolt on the gauge, if you do know, not trying to insult your intelligence). The next step is I would shoot the rifle with as much non-corrosive ammo you can find and enjoy. Lees seem to be more fun the more you shoot.
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Use the gauges you made to check the head space (if you don't know, disassemble the bolt, remove the extractor and with little pressure slowly engage the bolt on the gauge, if you do know, not trying to insult your intelligence). The next step is I would shoot the rifle with as much non-corrosive ammo you can find and enjoy. Lees seem to be more fun the more you shoot.
What Clovis said. Also verify that the chamber is clean before performing HS check. Performing HS with a stripped bolt is important. If the extractor, FP and spring are in place you will not be able to feel the bolt face stop at the HS gauge. It's very much like a safe cracker, done by feel and you want those springs out of the way. The first time you do it you'll get what we're saying, hard to explain in words.
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I would like to get a general opinion, should I treat her as safe Queen or can shoot her regularly?
You paid good money for that rifle not to be muzzled with "DP" stamping...let the ol' girl sing!
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Alright that's what I wanted to hear.......I've already disassembled the bolt and checked HS. Boy it was a bitch getting that flipping extractor spring back in place. But it went on the .064 and did not close on the .070 gage so I trust my HS is good. I can't wait to sling some lead I have 6 boxes of PPU ammo 2 each of 150gr 174gr and 180gr. I do have one more question that came to mind last night while I was watching a youtube video about bringing back factory accuracy. My nose cap is contacting the front sight on one side, what's the best way to get clearance around the sight and muzzle?
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I've tried all sorts of ways to get that damned extractor spring back into place. The best was to use dental floss! Sounds crazy but it works.
As to the front sight, I'd shoot it as is for now, see if windage is OK because that sight is drifted to the right, check the index marks on the sight and base. It might turn out that you'll need to drift it left and at that point the issue goes away.
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I clicked on this thread because I thought I'd see an Austrian enfield
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