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Todd Flagg
January 20, 2000, 07:26 PM
Have several Enfield P-14's and I need to check headspace. Does the bolt shroud just screw off or is there a trick to dissasembling these? Thanks and love the forum.

Harley Nolden
January 21, 2000, 06:10 AM
Todd:
Hang on, I am sending, separate email, the disassem of the 1917, the bolt disassem is along with it.

Thought this might be of interest to you:

ENFIELDS:
Bolt Action Patterns:

Argentina:
Remington Arms company supplied Model 40 rifles to the Argentine army in the mid 1930's, at about the time large numbers were sent to Honduras. The guns were chambered the 7.65X53mm rimless cartridge and to have borne the national arms above the
chamber. This contract has never been substantiated.

Britain:
Infantry Rifle.

Pattern 1913

Other Names: Model 40
Manufacturer: Royal Small Arms Factory
Mfg Dates: 1913-14
Location: Enfield England
Quantity: 1,250
Caliber: .276
Action: Turn Bolt
Length: 46.18"
Weight: 8.56lb
Barrel Length: 26"
Grooves: 5 LH concentric
M-Velocity: 2,785fps w/.276 ball ctg

Pattern 1914:
Other Names: Sniper Rifle

The rifles undertook trials successfully though there had been a tendency to misfire all trouble had been experienced with the charging guides. However, only poor magazine feed caused any
real worry. The British authorities recommended the .276 rifle as a replacement for the .303 Lee Enfield.

When WWI began mass production line for the .276 P/1913 existed and the entire project was abandoned. To alleviate shortages caused by mobilization, however, a contract for 200,000
rifles Magazine .303" Pattern 1914 was agreed with Winchester on 24 November. Similar contracts were signed with Remington Arms UMC.

The P/1914 was similar to the experimental .276 P/1913, but had a conventional grasping groove in the fore end and the magazine was adapted for rimmed .303 cartridges.


Final assembly in the Winchester factory in New Haven began in Jan. Sub-variants were introduced to British service on 21 Jun 1915 and designated Mks 1E 1R or W. The suffixes
distinguished the rifles made by Eddystone, Remington-UMC and Winchester respectively, as parts were not always readily exchangeable from group to group. Distinctive markings included ERA on the Eddystone rifles, RA on the Remingtons's and W on the Winchesters.

HONDURAS:
Remington supplied about 3,000 modified M1917 Enfield rifles in the mid 1930's. Issued as the M1934, but known commercially as the Model 40, these chambered the 7X57mm cartridge and had new stepless-base tangent leaf back sights protruding from the hand guard above the grasping groove.

USA:
Model 1917
Mfg: Winchester Repeating Arms
Remington Arms
Eddystone, Pa
Quantity: 2,513 M
Caliber: 30-06 Rimless
Action: Turnbolt, Same as Brit P-14
Length: 46.03"
Weight: 9.00Lb
Barrel Length: 26.00"
Grooves: 5 RH Concentric
M-Velocity: 2,750ft/sec W/U.S. .30 M2 Ball

S.M.L.E BRITISH NO.1 Mark III Short Lee Enfield.
Adopted: 1907
Cal: .303
Length: 44.5"
Wt: 8.6lb
Action: Turnbolt
Bolt: 2 Piece non rotating head
Mag: Detach Bx. Stagg. Column
Capacity: 10 rnds
Bbl length: 25.2"
Bore Dia: .303"
Twist: Left
Rate: 10"
Basic British rifle of WWI and used to some extent in WWII. Over 2,000,000 made by Enfield. B.S.A. made over one million during the same period.

HJN

HJN

[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited January 21, 2000).]

Danger Dave
January 21, 2000, 07:08 AM
The only major tool you need is a quarter...

Open the bolt, put the safety on, then push the bolt forward until the quarter fits in the gap that appears near the rear of the bolt. Remove the bolt from the rifle, and unscrew the firing mechanism from the bolt housing.

I may not have my terms right, but that's the basics. Replacing the mainspring isn't fun.