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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Why don't they make...

...a little adaptor kit for SMLE's to shoot 7.62 X 39? It would only take a little "Navy block" type chamber insert, and a replacement boltface for a bolt that was explicitly designed to have the boltfaces replaced.

For better than a decade, I've been waiting for someone to make one.

[Shrug]

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4 Comments:

At Sunday, April 15, 2007 8:28:00 AM, Blogger jrshirley said...

http://www.pyramid.net/sia/#Enfield%20K

These guys do it...not cheap. Not overly expensive, either, I suppose.

 
At Sunday, April 15, 2007 5:25:00 PM, Blogger Marko said...

Chamber inserts in full-house rifle calibers don't usually work spectacularly well..I can't recalla single one in the .30-caliber class that works as advertised.

The only Enfield conversions in that caliber I've ever seen were done in Australia, and those were rebarreled.

That said, why would you want to defile an Enfield in such a fashion? Ammo cost?

 
At Sunday, April 15, 2007 9:09:00 PM, Blogger Tam said...

"Ammo cost?"

...and availability.

 
At Monday, April 16, 2007 3:02:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

Navy blocks have, in my observation, worked quite well in Garands. It doesn't permanently alter the firearm, either, needing only a broken shell extractor to remove it.

Availability of cheap non-corrosive .303 ammo is poor.

In my experience also, Enfields kick all out of proportion with their mediocre power. A bullet 50 grains lighter traveling 200 fps slower would certainly make it more fun to shoot.

And no other centerfire bolt action seems to lend itself to rapid fire like the SMLE.

 

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