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Old September 22, 2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Enfield No1 Mk3 RFI Ishapore Rifle?

I am looking at a enfield rifle in very good condition (1963). The only thing that I'm not sure about is that the bolt and reciever don't have matching numbers. Is there any concern here with these rifles? Thanks in advance.

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Old September 22, 2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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my no. 1 mk III doesnt have a matching bolt and it functions fine, it just has less collector value, well on second thought id be more concerned about metal and bore condition than matching numbers,
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Old September 22, 2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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I wouldn't be overly concerned, you should know however that there is a very real practical reason why Enfield bolts were matched at factory, that is because the lugs were fitted for that bolt and receiver to achieve best accuracy. As long as the headspace is acceptable and you do not have an overly long chamber or a worn leade - you should be ok; the condition of the barrel and crown notwithstanding.

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