S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby dadio » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:23 pm

The old S+S No4's have a lot going for them , the breech casting is a great part , most people struggle with the joint between the Butt and the rest of the rifle but that casting is very like the genuine part but designed for APS 2 trigger and cylinder set rather than a real bolt and trigger set , its a good bit of design .
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:36 am

Here’s some pic’s of the old barrel and hop, you can see no adjustment.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:48 am

Bolt/cylinder conversion happening this morning, but now I have to go work.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:29 pm

A bit more done this evening, close it finish now, a last strip down, for paint and check everything is ok. Must remember to drop fps, as it’s running at 392 fps at the moment, my guess would have been lower than that, as I can cock the rifle on shoulder, but according to my chrono that’s where it’s at.
I had to fit the cylinder that came with the donor gun, as though I have another cylinder the thread is different from the head,.....and the cyl head that I’ve got that fits the cylinder.......has a different configuration of nozzle.....airsoft, don’t you just love it!
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby dadio » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:33 pm

The cocking handle position looks just right :good:
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:49 pm

Yes that was a bit of a fluke, when first fitting the arm thought “ here we go, grief “ but was almost there straight away.
Whole thing is nearly done, fires very well. Will try to work out distance overall, but it’s accurate at 25 metres so far. Has developed a tight spot on the pull, after last tighten up.......so will strip it down again over the weekend.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Iceman » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:29 am

That receiver looks wildly different from mine. Mine is made from brass(?) and can't keep any paint on it. Is it just the difference in when it was bought? I assume Elpus' is older than mine.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:49 am

Yes this one I have is very old, by airsoft standards. Even Warren said it was a very early one when I asked him a couple of years ago.
I belleive it is brass cast, then machined out to take metal bushings.......... It also looks like it has a hard life, and suffered some neglect, along with previous owner ham fistedness. Waiting for a new rear sight to appear then it's done.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby dadio » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:01 pm

Lord Elpus wrote:Yes that was a bit of a fluke, when first fitting the arm thought “ here we go, grief “ but was almost there straight away.
Whole thing is nearly done, fires very well. Will try to work out distance overall, but it’s accurate at 25 metres so far. Has developed a tight spot on the pull, after last tighten up.......so will strip it down again over the weekend.

I found that the length of the screws from the trigger guard into the breech have to be just right or you can foul on the cylinder , I've had to shorten them just a tad loads of times on final assembly .
It's looking very nice indeed , hard work paid off in full !
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby kingmaker » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:44 pm

Great work as always there mate. :good:
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:52 pm

Last pic’s coming up, new rear sight, seeing as old one was knackered, and then off to new owner.
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Re: S&S no.4 Lee Enfield rebuild

Postby dadio » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Very nice , someone's going to be a happy boy !
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