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Topic: Heavy target barrel
Posted By: yumastepside
Subject: Heavy target barrel
Date Posted: February 27 2021 at 12:04am
I have been told that some Enfields used for target shooting have "heavy" barrels, now not being familiar with this particular style of rifle, I'm going to ask what may seem to be some odd questions.
Does anyone have one of these "heavy" barrels, either on a rifle or not, and could they measure the barrel diameter at about the 24" mark?
Now I'm looking to buy one of these heavy barrels if one is for sale, but I would prefer a shot out one as I intend having it re-bored to a larger calibre and fit it to an LSA No.1 action that I have recently picked up.
I am trying to buy one in the States and have a cousin who lives there send it to be re-bored and then on to me.
As stupid as it sounds, it is still way cheaper this way than buying a new barrel here in Oz.....

Roger



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Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: February 27 2021 at 3:34am
Im aware of two “heavy” barrels for the LE’s.  The target barrel for the No. 1 rifle that is equivalent in weight of the No. 4 rifle (2 lbs 6 oz).  So, not really a “heavy” barrel, but thicker than the No.1 barrel.  The other is the 7.62 heavy barrel (about 4 lbs) used in the L39, L42, Envoy and Enforcer. 




Posted By: smerdon42
Date Posted: February 27 2021 at 4:01am
Yuma I will dig out my H marked Lithgow barrel and measure for you .


Posted By: pisco
Date Posted: February 27 2021 at 11:30am
google it up it will tell you everything you want to know


Posted By: RichardSuhkoi
Date Posted: March 06 2021 at 10:46pm
years ago I was told you could mate a Browning MG barrel to an Enfield action. 
These used to be available but are now rare so useless advice, sorry. 
The 5 groove BREN bore from Long Branch was I think incorporated into all Long Branch barrels after maybe 1949? This sort of supports the MG barrel idea. 

I think an Enfield with a big heavy barrel would also look good. 



Posted By: yumastepside
Date Posted: March 20 2021 at 9:54pm
Does anyone here have a Lithgow H or No.4 barrel that they could measure for me ?
All I need is the dia. at 24" and the dia. at the start of the taper at the action end after the knox and the small radius.

Roger

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roger


Posted By: lyman1903
Date Posted: March 21 2021 at 7:00am
Originally posted by RichardSuhkoi RichardSuhkoi wrote:

years ago I was told you could mate a Browning MG barrel to an Enfield action. 
These used to be available but are now rare so useless advice, sorry. 
The 5 groove BREN bore from Long Branch was I think incorporated into all Long Branch barrels after maybe 1949? This sort of supports the MG barrel idea. 

I think an Enfield with a big heavy barrel would also look good. 


I've not heard that about an Enfield action, however here in the states  a number of 1919 (and likely 1917 Water Cool) barrels were screwed on some 1903 actions, 

I've seen a few that were left in the original diameter, and some that were tapered just a bit, 

not sure why,  03 and 03A3 barrels were never in that short a supply


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: March 21 2021 at 7:32am
Originally posted by yumastepside yumastepside wrote:

Does anyone here have a Lithgow H or No.4 barrel that they could measure for me ?
All I need is the dia. at 24" and the dia. at the start of the taper at the action end after the knox and the small radius.

Roger
The taper on my No4 is 1.100" +- .001"
I can only give you a measurement at the 22" mark on the No4 barrel, which is .635" +- .001" the bayonet lugs are at the 24 inch mark on a No4


Posted By: yumastepside
Date Posted: March 21 2021 at 11:21am
Thanks, every bit helps

Roger

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roger


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: April 02 2021 at 12:11pm
How fat do you want it ?



7.62X51 ?


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