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Lathe relieved Enfield P14 .303 barrel

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Joined: January 1900
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Posted: August 11, 2019 07:05 PM

Hello out there,

   I have a 1/8"lathe relieved Enfield ,303 P14 barrel as similarly listed on product #532590, and I am wanting to know whether or not this barrel is shoot'able. The machine lathe work looks to have been precisely done in preparation for the barrel's removal from it's original rifle's receiver as it is about an 1/8th inch wide and no deeper than the depth of the threads. Any assistance from anyone having restored a drilled P14 rifle in the regard would be appreciated.


Joined: August 2011
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Posted: August 12, 2019 09:51 AM

BTW....these depot repairs have been noted with cracked recievers due to the high torques used to seat the barrel.......The forward pressure ring should be inspected for such damage.....The military felt(as far as I could discirne.......that once disassembly thet both parts were un usable....

Joined: September 2011
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Posted: August 19, 2019 04:10 PM

In over 50 years restoring military ordnance I have never seen a P14 or 1917 Rifle with a cracked  receiver ring.