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    Anyone got a Lee Enfield bolt disassembly tool they can measure for me?

    AKA the firing pin removal tool. Looking to make a few, as A: I don't have one myself, and: B I could use the machining practice.
    Not sure if the same tool does the SMLE and Number 4, ideally I'd like to be able to take both types apart. Mainly need the measurements around the teeth that lock into the firing pin and do the "unscrewing", as well as the internal diameter.
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    I have a piece of tube that fits into the bolt body, find something like it, file it to fit and unscrew your first. Measure the firing pin cutouts and viola.

    There is an earlier type that rather than the two cutouts, has a single protruding lug - this was meant to come apart with the bolt head as the tool but invariably it's too much of a prick so really needs a tool... This type was obsoleted prior to WW1 though so it's rare.

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    0.229 inch internal gap between the pins............The pins are 0.144 wide ....... Shaft dia 0.366.
    NOtE well.the pins are not :square" shaped, They appear to be curved like a crscent moon on the inside edges.

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    While you are on the job, consider making some of these......

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    I would be interested in buying one once you have perfected them. I have looked at getting on from liberty tree but after postage it came to $50 so am hesitant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    0.229 inch internal gap between the pins............The pins are 0.144 wide ....... Shaft dia 0.366.
    NOtE well.the pins are not :square" shaped, They appear to be curved like a crscent moon on the inside edges.

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    Thanks for doing that, I appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWBates View Post
    I would be interested in buying one once you have perfected them. I have looked at getting on from liberty tree but after postage it came to $50 so am hesitant.
    I'll bear that in mind

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    Also interested if you master it and want to sell one.

 

 

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