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4 years 29 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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I started to respond on Jays, and honestly didn't want to cause any sort of "drift".. fist off Jay, no way that anyone's going to get tired of any build comments.. Fun stuff.. even if we don't learn from it, i think everyone enjoys being part of a build.

Starting this thread to keep Jays clean and to keep a record of a cheap WWII battle rifle to "sportier" build.. The Enfield started life as a basic MK IV.. This was one of brothers, i remember taking it out shortly after he bought it.. Didn't remember till it was under my roof that it had been sporterized.. The front furniture is missing, as is the original front sight, and bayo lug.. What i have is beautiful blond wood.. I've read that some of the Brit battle rifles had furniture that rivaled anything available in the civilian market, and mine sure does.. I think there was some re bluing done at the time the stock and sites were altered as it's also top notch bluing, that was NOT in keeping with the wood finish.. Anyway no issues of keeping this original so it's going to be a scoped long ranger.. The furniture is blond, steel bluing is "black" so great contrast (might not shoot, but sure will be purty!)

what i have..

black web sling, and sling swivels..

what i need..

scope and mounts, bipod..

Gona have to get the receiver taped for mounts.. This is going to be done on the cheap, and thinking about low dollar scope .. Talking REAL low dollar here.. but do want to see if i can put together a one "k"lick Rifle.. No heroics.. Just a nice long range piece that i know (if i can do it at 6 tenths) can group at half a mile..

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:16 PM

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greg

have you looked at amazon for budget mounts? http://www.amazon.com/SMLE-Military-Receiver-Mount-NEW/dp/B002GCEO7U

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 4:39 PM

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Greg...

I have a rail mount that I'm pulling off of my Eddystone 1917. You remove the rear sight assembly and use the axis bolt to secure it. If your interested, let me know.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 7:46 PM

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Ronin..

You bet.. also bet i've got some neetokeen stuff to trade.. just so happens im bayo "rich" right now..will do the rest in pm.. got to get right now..

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

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Good evening jents,

I use that term loosely as always (I know you are a sordid lot).....How you all are, been a while?

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:19 PM

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Hamp!

How's it going? It has been a while. You got some catching up to do.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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SJMB, good

to be back, my buddy with cancer is doing Chemo and radiation (rocking along). I have been cursed with extra responsibilities at work (do more with less) so I have been unavailable for the longest time, it is what it is, glad to be back!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:49 PM

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Hamp..

Our best to Steve please.. won't ask a lot of questions, Glad he's "rocking" along..Just like BATFE to use HEPA laws.. Sure is good to see ya, yep you we're missed..

So besides the nurse Hamp thing, and raising the kids, and running the store.. you doing anything productive with your time.. Found your first post by accident the other day (ive got to watch this, we've got a gay thread going). but man sure did make me miss you.. must have lasted 3 maybe 4 min..

no more sarcasm.. have you bought anything new or better yet used..

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:52 PM

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Hamp

good to hear your buddy is doing good. I can understand the extra work for sure. You must be doing a good job. No good deed goes unpunished.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:55 PM

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Greg...

Pm for you.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:57 PM

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I am busier than a 'goat with two dicks', busy season, Steve is 'down', gotta pick up the slack, we be rolling......How are you and G? I have been wondering?

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:04 PM

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doing good Hamp..

We sold our home and doing a "sun city" move.. know that sounds bad, but really going to be ok.. The PSA is down in the basement.. stuff that makes that happen makes me sweat like .. a lot.. and major cramps.. that being said a thank God deal that i hope and pray (literally) that Steve can have for results.. If you can get him on here pm on support.. ie rub dirt in it like ISD or what ever.. hope you can get him here.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:05 PM

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I'm out

Sorry to split just when things are getting started, but the kid has to be at school at 6:45AM. Which means I have to be up at 5AM. lol

Night gents. You too, Greg. ;)

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

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Good night

SJMB, catch you later.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 9:15 PM

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He will be fine Greg

he has a positive attitude (big time) and that's what is needed......You are either going to be okay or you will die....period! Pick your poison...... Literally! It depends on your attitude, positive good, negative bad!

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 11:57 AM

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hi hamp

long time.sorry i missed you.sorry to hear bout your friend.best wishes!

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