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    Restoring Sporterised Lee Enfield

    Can anyone tell me if it's a straightforward process to restore a sporterised LE 303 back to fully wooded? I want a wooded model at a reasonable price and I wondered if it was feasible to start and work backward from a sport version which seem to be more available and cheaper than unmodified rifles?

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    Depending on which model enfield (and what parts are required) there's not much in it price wise. Finding replacement wood work at a reasonable price is the hardest part.

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    If you want a complete set of the metal work required, send me a PM. I have a spare set left over after a similar re build.

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    Properly fitting wood to a rifle that has already been fitted to another has added to my Gray hair count more than once, personally I would say that unless there is a particular rifle that your trying to bring back its just as cheep and most of the time better to just buy one that has the never been ducked with.
    I "run" a farcebook group that's all about Lee enfeilds from a NZ perspective and there are folks on there with a lot of experience if you need to get more info-one member is currently on the same road as your talking about going down
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    That sounds interesting, what's the Facebook group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    That sounds interesting, what's the Facebook group?
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/729247080450782/

    It's not a big group, about 60 but we gain aprox a member a week and all are either New Zealanders or overseas collectors who's main interest is NZ issue rifles.
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    Hi Ruger,
    I replied earlier by PM but didn't realise at the time that new members can't do PM until they complete 5 posts.

 

 

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