Hello out there,
I have a 1/8"lathe relieved Enfield ,303 P14 barrel as similarly listed on gunpartscorp.com 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.
BTW....these rifles...in 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....
In over 50 years restoring military ordnance I have never seen a P14 or 1917 Rifle with a cracked receiver ring.