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barrel removal

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Joined: November 2022
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Posted: November 18, 2022 08:25 PM

i have a lee enfield no.4 mk.1 with a shortened barrel purchased a full length replacement everyone has all this great advice about how to remove the old one always telling me to get the action wrench and barrel vise have the action wrench for this rifle but no one has a vise that will hold this barrel from spinning since it has a long flat area on top where it meets the receiver i can't understand why no one has such a tool

Joined: September 2011
Posts: 242
Posted: November 21, 2022 09:03 AM

No one makes the tool because there is no market for them.Those are extremely difficult to remove.The easiest way is to make a relief cut on a lathe just ahead of the receiver.I use a small ring mauser receiver wrench on the barrel and lock the receiver in a 12 ton hydraulic press because there is not a bench vise that will hold it properly.Installing a used barrel is also difficult because they are not all the same depending on the manufacturer.You may need to turn the shoulder back or even use a shim to clock the barrel properly.