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Royal tiger enfield mk4 no 1 grade b review






Marcus2492

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So I took the chance purchasing one of these after hearing mixed reviews. I bought one on their flash sale for 299 with no hand select for good bore but they were guaranteeing at least a fair bore. Well I got the rifle today and cleaned out the bore to find out that half the bore is smooth from the muzzle end down. Its a shame because the guns a 1945 and exterior wise the wood and metals in good shape. Now for all you on the fence about them I would say do not do it unless you are okay with just a cool wall hanger/project.

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Marcus2492

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On another note I scrubbed for another hour and I see that the rifling actually faintly begins to appear about 10-12 inches in..would it be possible to counter bore this far into the barrel to get some accuracy out of this thing?
 

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That sucks. And since it is home, no chance of a return.
We had a customer buy a K98 a few months ago from them. "Good condition" was well.... Rough at best. He still seemed happy so oh well.
and yet others seem to get great products. Roll of the dice.
 

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Barrel could be counter bored, but for about the same effort and expense, I would recommend just relining it and have a perfect bore all the way down.

As far as the barrel liners go, Track of the Wolf, Brownell's and Redman's all carry them , last time I checked.
 

Marcus2492

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Barrel could be counter bored, but for about the same effort and expense, I would recommend just relining it and have a perfect bore all the way down.

As far as the barrel liners go, Track of the Wolf, Brownell's and Redman's all carry them , last time I checked.
Do you know anyone in town who does these services? I know I'll probably be more into it than its worth but i just want a decent shooter and since the rest of the gun is pretty good I don't mind spending a little more.
 

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Do you know anyone in town who does these services? I know I'll probably be more into it than its worth but i just want a decent shooter and since the rest of the gun is pretty good I don't mind spending a little more.
Any shop with a Gunsmith who has a lathe should be able to do it, relining barrels is part and parcel of being a real gunsmith. Try the shops who are forum sponsors, see if any of them can handle it for you.
 

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I've built a few DeLisle replicas, easier to do with one of the .308 chambered Isahapore 2A versions, going from the .303 to the .45 ACP involves a fair amount of rework on the bolt face, not something the average home gun crank is set up to do.
The rebarreling can be done pretty easy at home, just have to cut the chamber carefully to set the headspace on the case mouth.
With the .303 bolt it takes some work on the bolt face, recutting it after welding it up so that it fits the .480" diameter rim of the .45, and it's rim thickness of .049", versus the .303 at .540" diameter and .064" thickness,and you have to do some work on the extractor and ejector too.
And of course to be a true DeLisle replica you would first have to get an approved form 1, so you could built the integral suppressor into/onto the barrel.
Reworking the Enfield magazine to hold a 1911 magazine inside it isn't too difficult, and you can set the ejector up so it dumps the empty into the velvet lined rear half of the Enfield magazine.
 

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True indeed, a lot of work - but given what Marcus is starting with, it might be worth it. Otherwise, a simple rebarrel will get that rifle back in service. I had occasion to see a Mk. IV from an estate sale in the week before last, and it's barrel looked the same way. I have yet to see an Enfield that's actually seen service with a good bore.
 

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Yup, that old Cordite ammunition was hell on the chambers and the muzzles, and could be hell on everything in between , the muzzles suffered from over cleaning and no device centering the cleaning rod, the chambers and leade suffered from flame cutting erosion.
 

Lrh502

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Yes they just rebranded themselves probably due to bad reputation
I remember watching RobSki's AK Operator's Union video several years ago showing the craptastic AK rifle they put out with the "QC checked" sticker on the butt stock. He was reading a letter from the guy complaining about how RobSki tests rifles and RobSki was having none of the excuses.