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 Post subject: ERA P14
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:05 pm 
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I bought a P14 on GB should have it next week it's in a 1917 stock. I have heard these are accurate rifles its a little rough but you don't get much for $350


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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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Not bad at all :D

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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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I think you did ok :thumb:

They are great shooters. I think you will enjoy it

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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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I hope it shoots as good as my 1917 Enfield its an Eddystone too. Not sure why soldiers disliked them better sights than the #1mk 3


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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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hippycrowe wrote:
I hope it shoots as good as my 1917 Enfield its an Eddystone too. Not sure why soldiers disliked them better sights than the #1mk 3



I think its what you are used too. Sights didn't change much until the mk4
I prefer the p14/m17 sights myself.

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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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Congrats on your P14! They are very sweet shooting rifles. I had my M1917 and P14 at the range together last week.
Together in the rack between sessions they constantly drew a crowd. Some people just couldn't grasp the same rifle in 2 different calibers thing.
The recoil is much less with the .303 round and it's easier to get back on target and faster to the next shot in my opinion.
These are my 2 absolute favorite milsurps to shoot hands down. Enjoy yours. - Bill

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 Post subject: Re: ERA P14
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Looks good from the outside. Check the bore carefully for pitting and prominent rifling. P14s with good bores are not common, so if you got one then you stole it for $350.

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Guy said it is dark in the groove but good rifling my 1917 is the same way but shoots great nice thing about British rifles you can shoot 310 311 or 312 bullets. I love the sights on these rifles


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The bore of my 1915 SMLE looked like it had pitting in the grooves till I plugged the breech and filled the bore with Sweets 7.62 solvent overnight several nights in a row.
What had looked like a pitted surface in the grooves was old metal fouling that had tiny voids in it from embedded burnt powder granules that had dissolved long ago.
once all the metal fouling was removed the bore now looks pristine.


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My 14 has worn rounded lands and a 3" false muzzle where I restored the barrel length - still shoots very good but not as well as my Remington 1917 with pristine JA 2 groove barrel. Sporter rescue-$200 invested.
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