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    A little Enfield work for a friend.

    A friend of mine has a late numbered and pretty rough Fazakerly Enfield No.4 mk1 that he loves, but wanted it to be a little lighter and faster handling while still retaining the essential look.

    Before any screams "BUBBA!", we talked about his other options and this is what he truly wanted for his rifle. Anyone with delicate sensibilities regarding the modification of milsurps is advised to read no further.



    So here's some of what I did.

    This is the rifle as it was:


    Chopping and reshaping the wood:



    Cutting off the barrel:


    Chucking her up for recrowning and reprofiling to fit the front sight:





    Almost done:


    All that's left is replacing the rear handguard retainer, which had been broken.
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    I can't see a thing wrong with it; except that it should be in 7.62

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    Thank you!
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    Dang! I WANT one!!!!

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    Cool! A Lee-Enfield Tanker!

    Regards,
    Tom

    PS And if someone else wanted an L-E to look similar, what might they need to expect to pony up?

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    PS And if someone else wanted an L-E to look similar, what might they need to expect to pony up?
    I've been asked that a lot lately.

    I'm looking to get a side business in gunsmithing going in the next few months and I haven't really figured out pricing yet. At a guess I'd say the basic work would probably come in around $150-250.
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    Thanks for the speedy update!

    That looks really cool, and very well done. Kudos!

    Tom

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    very awesome. i want to do a .45acp conversion and thats how i want the stock to look
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    Nice change.
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    JesseL,

    You do know you need an 01 FFL to open an gunsmith's shop, don't you?

    At least you do if you keep a customer's gun overnight.

    At one time they had a "gunsmith only" deal where if you were gunsmithing and not selling guns other than those never picked up (you always have a few of those over the years) you could get by without posting hours. Don't know if that is still the case or not.

    Rest of the hassles are the same, though.

    Good luck.

    Buckshot

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    Quote Originally Posted by No3buckshot View Post
    JesseL,

    You do know you need an 01 FFL to open an gunsmith's shop, don't you?

    At least you do if you keep a customer's gun overnight.

    At one time they had a "gunsmith only" deal where if you were gunsmithing and not selling guns other than those never picked up (you always have a few of those over the years) you could get by without posting hours. Don't know if that is still the case or not.

    Rest of the hassles are the same, though.

    Good luck.

    Buckshot

    I wasn't charging for this work, so I don't think that applies.
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    Thumbs up A little Enfield work for a friend

    Enfield Lock would fall in love with this one.

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    I got another request for one of these and I've now got an 07 FFL too

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