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Posted: 9/1/2004 8:29:31 AM EST
I just got my No4MKI "gunsmith special" from AIM.

It cleaned up very nice. The bore is very shiny and the metal and wood are not bad. The stock has a couple of repairs.

I believe it is Indian (although for a shooter, I don't care).

Overall I am very happy with my $79.99 (shipped!) Enfield!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 4:57:57 AM EST
Hey!

Was there any missing parts? Usually it's the luck of the draw (gunsmiths specials) unless they specify what's missing and or damaged. You made out! Just check the headspace to be safe. The distributors don't have the resources to check the safety of the C&R firearms they sell.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 10:14:29 PM EST
How is the headspace?
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 10:54:12 AM EST
No missing parts. Repaired stock.

I didn't check the headspace, but the bore is really shiny.

I like this better than the $150 No1 MKIII I got from AIM a couple of months ago.
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 1:06:18 PM EST
I got one also, it is a great gun. The only thing wrong with mine is the rear sight is bent a little. Nothing that a vise can't straighten. The wood is excellent and the bore is mint.

Tom
Link Posted: 9/6/2004 2:54:00 PM EST
I have heard of many longbranches comming in on the gunsmith special... I got a shirley. who was your original manufacturer??

FMO
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:36:41 PM EST
Actually, it sounds like AIM’s gunsmith specials are really just a diplomatic way for them to sell their Enfields at a lower price without upsetting those customers who bought the original, overpriced ones.

IIRC, the Indians never made any No.4’s. However, yours almost certainly was in Indian possession at one time and was very possibly refurbished by them.

Definitely check your headspace before shooting. If don’t know why I say this, you might want to check out my thread on an AIM No. 4 Enfield here: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=14&t=175427
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