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    lee enfield Mk1 45/70

    How difficult would it be to turn an old .303 to 45/70. Who can re barrel in this cal in NZ?
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
    How difficult would it be to turn an old .303 to 45/70. Who can re barrel in this cal in NZ?
    This conversion cannot be done on a Lee-Enfield action because the rim diameter of the .45/70 is .030" larger than the diameter of the bolt. The P14, however, does make a very nice conversion to .45/70 and I have done several of them. The P14 action is quite strong, allowing the old .45/70 can be safely cranked up to velocities that approach the .458 Win Mag.

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    I did a Martini Enfield 30 years ago using a Hawkins barrel. Minor mods required to the extractor and you're away.

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    Yeah, Martini Enfield or P14 if you really really want to rebarrel an old English warhorse... (yes the P14 was made in the US, but it was designed in the UK before the history police try to get me!).

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    Seen a few done on Martini actions, there is one currently in Elios Gunshop in Dunners,
    Only single shot but hey how quickly are you going to be firing it

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    Martini action, about 8- 10 aimed shots per minute if you want how fast do you want to go?. Think the record for the no 1 mk 111 is around 45 per min including reloading!

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    I have a 45/70 on a Martini action nice to shoot, another on a trapdoor action
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Seen a few done on Martini actions, there is one currently in Elios Gunshop in Dunners,
    Only single shot but hey how quickly are you going to be firing it
    Do you know how much they want for it?
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

 

 

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