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    Canadian No7 22lr parts

    Morning All,

    Picked up what I thought was a No4 sporter this morning and as its chambered in the old 303 I had every right to believe as such but it was a little bit more interesting than that, It is a canadian No7 trainer made by longbranch that has had a long life including a 303 conversion and sporterisation.

    Anyway, i'm now after the bits to restore it as best as I can (it has a matching bolt handle so thats lucky)

    Parts I need are:

    -22LR bolt head(complete)

    -22LR No7 Barrel (no bayo lugs)

    -No7 Rear aperture sight.

    -Complete set of longbranch woodwork (haha, I must be dreaming right?)

    -No4 Mag body with "22" stamped on the side


    I know i'm just as likely to find rocking horse poo but hey, it'd be great to restore this neat and quite rare little rifle.

    Regards,

    Gun Nut (Rob)

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    Barrel would probably be an import job ex Canada, or a liner fitted to a .303 barrel would be another option. The mag body is not so much the issue, the loading platform is a bigger problem. Any mag body can have the .22 marked onto it to be fair.

    Longbranch wood - it is around but most is used now. Probably an import job as well... I think I have a spare bolt head though? PM me, but be aware I have a heap on the go at the mo so my timely responses can be months. That reminds me, @tonyd yeah I'll message ya later now that I'm finished this set of night shifts haha.

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    I have a 22 rear sight, PM email for pics

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    Thankyou guys, have sent you both a PM, boy i'm on a roll here, anyone got a crusty mag floating around with 22 stamped on the side? Or a barrel?

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    Bump, c'mon guys, clean out that dusty parts box!

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    These receivers are readily available and cheap in Canada as all the correct parts ran dry a long time ago, its a cool project but be prepared to take a long time unless your happy to get replica parts made- there are some beautiful replicas built on these but the build cost is comparable with buying a correct No9 in NZ

    https://www.firearmsoutletcanada.com...iver-1944.html
    the fool known as res got locked out of his account so made this one

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    Thanks for the heads up, I reckon I will have to get a barrel turned to the correct profile but apart from that the parts seem possible. I would probably abandon this project were it not for the matching bolt.

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    Get a plug made up for the breach, then get a .22LR blank turned down to make a liner. I had one ex-MAB a few years ago, was going to do it as I had a No9 receiver and stock set with a .303 barrel. Ended up getting a real one so sold it all off, but thats how PH and Enfield did them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Get a plug made up for the breach, then get a .22LR blank turned down to make a liner. I had one ex-MAB a few years ago, was going to do it as I had a No9 receiver and stock set with a .303 barrel. Ended up getting a real one so sold it all off, but thats how PH and Enfield did them.
    Thats a pretty good option, was reading that the long branch ones had no bayo lugs on them and it'd be a shame to do that to an original No4 303 barrel BUT I do have a BSA martini very heavy profile barrel that would make an excellent candidate to turn down to correct profile so I'm going to see if I can talk my gunsmith into doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun nut View Post
    Thats a pretty good option, was reading that the long branch ones had no bayo lugs on them and it'd be a shame to do that to an original No4 303 barrel BUT I do have a BSA martini very heavy profile barrel that would make an excellent candidate to turn down to correct profile so I'm going to see if I can talk my gunsmith into doing that.
    Find a shot out one. It will need to be chewed out to roughly 8mm or so anyway.

 

 

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