GUN Enfield's here, and cosmoline sucks v.stockoff.

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  1. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Well, the enfield is here, and I've broken it down, and can't get the buttstock off :mad:

    Some jerkoff in India painted every metal fucking surface with black latex paint... in 1960. So now I have to get every fucking surface down to bare metal, all while de-cosmo-ing my rifle. Suffice it to say, I'm no longer worried about a war with India, with the porch monkeys they've got in the armory.


    Any one of you C&R dingleberries taken your Enfield apart?
     
  2. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Pics?

    Also, I bet that Aircraft Stripper shit they sell at auto parts stores will make short work of that paint.
     
  3. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Get some in a few, it's going to be with my shittycam, though. It's currently in pieces in my shop.

    Wood looks to be beautiful, but I need to figure out how to get the bolt out. :o
     
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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    That's going to be the first thing I buy with my C&R. I can't wait to see pics of the completed PROJECT
     
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  7. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    That's pretty much what I figured out would happen before I looked it up, only the bolt head is not cooperating by rotating up like it is supposed to, a la FIG 3 on that link.

    Then there is the stock removal. :mad:

    Oh well, if it were easy, everyone'd do it.
     
  8. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I've done it, didn't really have any problem. Guess I was just lucky. :dunno:

    What do you have, No. 3?
     
  10. Artyboy

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    It's a 2a rechambered in India for 7.62x51.
     
  11. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Yes and no, it's not a rechambering per se, but a .308 NATO production run of normally .303 Enfields.

    Most of the stock is in the dishwasher right now. :o
     
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    Hate on it all you want, refinishing a gun is not a project to me. Besides, all the cool guns pretty much need welding :bigthumb: :bigthumb:
     
  13. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Ishapore L2A, L2A1.

    Ishapore 2A/2A1- The Last Lee-Enfield

    At some point just after the Sino-Indian War of 1963, the Ishapore Rifle Factory in India began producing a new type of rifle known as the Rifle 7.62 mm 2A, which was based on the SMLE Mk III* and reworked to use the 7.62 mm NATO round. Externally the rifle is very similar to the classic Mk III*, with the exception of the magazine- which is more "square" and usually carries twelve rounds instead of ten, although a number of 2A1s have been noted with 10 round magazines. Ishapore 2A/2A1 rifles are made with strengthened steel (to handle the increased pressures of the 7.62x51 round), and the extractor is redesigned to cope with the rimless round. From 1965-1975 (when production is believed to have been discontinued), the sights were changed from 2000 m to 800 m, and the rifle re-designated Rifle 7.62 mm 2A1.

    There are no other differences between the Ishapore 2A and 2A1 rifles, but they are often incorrectly described as ".308 conversions". It must be stressed that the 2A/2A1 rifles are not conversions of .303 calibre SMLE Mk III* rifles- they are new manufacture, and are not technically chambered for commercial .308 Winchester ammunition. However, many 2A/2A1 owners shoot commercial .308 Winchester ammunition in their rifles with no problems, although it must be stressed .308 Winchester does generate higher pressures than 7.62x51 NATO, even though the rounds are otherwise interchangeable. The Ishapore 2A1 has the distinction of being the last non-sniper military bolt action rifle ever designed and issued to an armed force, and they are becoming increasingly popular with civilian shooters and collectors in the US, UK, and Australia as the supplies of affordable .303 British ammunition fluctuate.
     
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    I completely disagree with that, but to each his own. :o

    I'd much rather have a good bolt gun than anything, I see no draw to milsurp or anything else like it.
     
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    huh?

    mg42, mg34, dshk, dp28, bren among others all need rewelding. id said those are probably some of the coolest guns you can get;)
     
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    Real men make their own steel to cast the receiver out of. Pansies weld back together a demilled gun.

    No ore, no care.

    :big grin:
     
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    real men make their own ore... no alchemy no care.
     
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    And don't even talk to me if you didn't chop down your own tree to wittle the stock out of.
     
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    hate all you want fuckers

    :fawk:
     
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  21. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    On a side note, the dishwasher cosmo method is highly overrated :sad2:
     
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    Soybombs impossible to beat cosmo removal method:
    big parts sprayed with brake parts cleaner and wiped with paper towels

    little parts soaked in a cup of paint thinned and brushed with a tooth brush

    stock gets wiped with a paper towel lightly moistened with brake parts cleaner and put in the oven on its lowest setting. Remove every 15 minutes and again until it stops oozing. Expect about an hour.

    If its a real project you'll make your own paper towels.

    :big grin:
     
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    its apparent you guys lack the skills to build some of these guns that need building. its ok, leave more for me.
     
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    :rofl: at all you guys giving striker such a hard time.
     
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