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Enfield No5

#1 Post by saltydog73 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:53 am

Hi and thanks for adding me to this forum. I have an Enfield No5 that has been sporterized and am looking for the front wood (fore stock and forend) to replace the sporterized stock. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have been to all the usual (Numrich) numerous times to no avail. Thanks

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Re: Enfield No5

#2 Post by Tommy Atkins » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Pretty rare stuff I'm afraid & spendy when you find it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Enfield-No ... Swytpc~Uf7
Be Warned the seller is crazy.

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Re: Enfield No5

#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:42 pm

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Pretty rare stuff I'm afraid & spendy when you find it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Enfield-No ... Swytpc~Uf7
Be Warned the seller is crazy.
Good lord, you can get a complete rifle cheaper on Gunbroker....

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/812282265

Then you can sell your Sporter... Any photos???

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Re: Enfield No5

#4 Post by saltydog73 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:47 pm

Not for sale. The rifle was once owned by a now deceased uncle and will be handed down to another family member once my time is up.

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Re: Enfield No5

#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 pm

saltydog73 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Not for sale. The rifle was once owned by a now deceased uncle and will be handed down to another family member once my time is up.
It starts to be so costly anymore trying to bring back a sporter.. Still would be nice to see some photos..

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#6 Post by saltydog73 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm

Fair enough... I'll see if I can't find a pic. I thought you were offering to buy it.

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#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:31 pm

saltydog73 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Fair enough... I'll see if I can't find a pic. I thought you were offering to buy it.
Hey another thought, get a complete rifle, strip off the parts off it that you need, turn it into a sporter, and you can get some of you money back selling that.. a little more work, but solves the emotional connection.

You know those little no 5s are so darn light to begin with I can not imagine wanting to make it a sporter... But these things happen.. it was so popular in the 1960s to sporterize a rifle..

THere is a forearm on gunbroker that has been kicking around for a while, but it has a nasty crack in it..

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Re: Enfield No5

#8 Post by saltydog73 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:36 pm

That is what I was thinking... I am looking at one on auction somewhere that I may bid on and if I win, take what I want and part out the rest

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Re: Enfield No5

#9 Post by Tommy Atkins » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm

Actually I did just that to a pre-bubba'd No5 I really like it.
Boyd stocks, S&K Instamount rail & rings, 5 round Santa Fe mag (I have the 10-rounder it came with), Leupold 3~9X40 scope, Uncle Mike's qwik adjust sling & new swivels.
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Re: Enfield No5

#10 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:33 pm

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm
Actually I did just that to a pre-bubba'd No5 I really like it.
Boyd stocks, S&K Instamount rail & rings, 5 round Santa Fe mag (I have the 10-rounder it came with), Leupold 3~9X40 scope, Uncle Mike's qwik adjust sling & new swivels.
5-round mag 3.JPG
It does look nice

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Re: Enfield No5

#11 Post by Friedspam » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:07 am

Salty,
In my opinion, here's an example of a rifle that should be left as is.
Your Uncle loved this rifle, not what would be made by putting hundreds of dollars into it. This is about as nice of a sporterization job as I have ever seen on an Enfield.
I have owned several No. 5's all where unmolested military dress, none had any family ties, consider yourself lucky.
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Re: Enfield No5

#12 Post by Tommy Atkins » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:41 am

Actually the Boyds fore end is a bit "fence post like" so I'm thinking of slimming it back closer to a No5 like shape with more taper.

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