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New project, 1939 SMLE III restoration.

Thread in 'Gun Smithing & Repairs' started by vernon.45, Mar 16, 2019.

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    I stumbled across this at a price I couldn't turn down. I'm hoping I can take this "sporterized" monstrosity and return it to original configuration.
    Does anyone know where stocks can be had? Looking for places that maybe don't show up in a Google search. 20190316_184228.jpg
     
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    Springfield Sporters used to be THE place to go for that stuff. Don't know if they're open still.
     
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    They dont seem to be, their site is down anyway. There's a message that pops up that says "maybe we will reopen next summer, but not in PA".
    Damn.
     
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    Nothing at Sarco? They have a ton of old stocks for various rifles.
     
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    My first restore was #3 Lithgow. I kept it for years but no matter what ammo I fed it the group never got smaller than 6 inches.
     
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    None for the No. 1 , MK III. All sold out, I've emailed them to see if backorder is possible.
     
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    Yeah the No.1 mk III's aren't renowned for accuracy in their original configuration.
    I believe that from the factory the Brits only required they have 4 M.O.A
    And as the war dragged on, I'm sure they're spec got even more loose.
     
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