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Goosic. Very nice fabrication. You obviously know your stuff. My project will retain the angle of the bottom of the magazine only because I, personally, thinks this is one of the defining looks of the Lee Enfield. As I mentioned earlier, I've actually become comfortable shooting and carrying my Sporter that previously had a PH 5 Rd magazine but now has an original 10 Rd. My "project" will probably end up being a 6 or 7 Rd mag, and hopefully no work needed on the mag spring. Thanks for sharing your expertise and project! Gave me lots of ideas for the future!
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You shouldn't have to mess with the follower spring at all. The only thing you will have to do is, shorten the auxiliary spring on the front of the magazine.
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Mag springs are fine unaltered. I have 2 5-rounders & both have the normal "Z" (or is it "W") springs.
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Thanks Shamu!
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Gibbs Rifle Co & Santa Fe are both pretty much long gone now, No longer made so you have to have a hunter's patience & strike when the iron is hot. I've been keeping a an eye open for several years for this baby.

I just couldn't fit one of those on any of my Enfields... Not with 'Made in Japan' on them  Thumbs Down
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The scary thing is it fits better than the Parker-Hale 5-rounder!
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Did my 10 Rd to 5'ish Rd magazine conversion today. As per Goosics measurements. Used a battery powered band saw and a MIG wire feed welder. Buddy practiced on the piece of magazine I had removed. Turned out awesome! All in? Maybe two hours. Goosic probably saved me at least two hours figuring out stuff.
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I'll bet quite a few of our members here would entertain the idea of having you fine fellows fabricate more of these just for our membership? I know I'd buy at least a couple or three. Just a thought to throw out there.....
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