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Thread: Project P14 **Soon to start**

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    Project P14 **Soon to start**

    Just awaiting receipt of my Eddystone P14. Will create a blog on the restore progress. Looking to restore wood and barrrel back to a more original colour etc. Very excited. Just purchased on TM

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    Good going mate, i have never attempted a 'project rifle' so will follow it through....never know i might grow a pair and give it a go!!!!!
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Cool mate. Yeah i'm stoked to finally find one that hasn't been sporterised. This rifle is going to look beautiful when completed. The Casey birchwood tru-oil products are amazing. The guns have a glass like finish when they are complete.

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    It's your rifle so if course you can do what you like-and after seeing what you did on the last one I'm sure it will look fantastic -but just checking that you know that by refinishing it you will decrease it's collector value?

    Not wanting to be a dick,just making sure you know

    There is another on tardme that has been rebarreled that I would love to give your treatment to make a shooter out off-p14's do seem more accurate than lee Enfeilds
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    Yeah I have been wondering about whether to do it or not. :S It looks a little beat up that is the only thing but if it's going to be worth more then maybe I should leave it. Thanks for the post tho mate!

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    Hey, it's your rifle-do what you want. Just trying to make sure you make an informed choice.

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    You could buy a new USA stock for it if you want pretty without des tying anything
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    Yeah that could be an idea. Will have a look online. Can't wait to shoot it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rs200nz View Post
    Just awaiting receipt of my Eddystone P14. Will create a blog on the restore progress. Looking to restore wood and barrrel back to a more original colour etc. Very excited. Just purchased on TM

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    if you find the barrel is poked i have one here that should be sweet.
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    Cheers mucko. Hopefully it should be good. The seller said 8/10. Fingers crossed

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    They are awesome rifles. i think they are a better action then the Mauser far nicer saftey smoother feeding. the sporterized ones are going for silly money thou.
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    Does anyone know anything about the experimental 20 round magazines you could get for the P14. I saw it in a book in Whitcoulls today. That would be pretty amazing it find one.

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    I might head down and take a photo to show you guys. That would be an awesome addition for service rifle shooting. I find it hard to use a stripper clip mid match. I always run out of time :S

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    The p14 is always going to be hard work in that department with its small mag.

    With strippers- have you polished them? Are you loading them staggered or directional? Are you pulling it out or letting the bolt flick it out?
    It can get fast with practice!

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    I think it's just the rush to reload knowing the timer is ticking. I usually load the clip with 3 to the back of the clip and 2 to the front. That seems to be the best method. I'm going to go take a photo of that magazine If I get time

 

 

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