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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 9/15/2009 6:06:19 AM EST
So I went to the range on Sunday to fire my .22 SMLE mkIV I got a couple of months ago for the first time. it shoots high and doesn't extract properly not a big deal !

So off to Fultons on Tuesday and a new front sight blade and extractor are fitted and off to Melville for a quick check fire. first round doesn't extract, second round a little bulged and doesn't extract third round crack pain eye full of crap bugger FEELING STUPID (my own rule broken no shooting glasses after a repair or new home load) back to Fultons they take a look it appears the only thing stopping this happening was the faulty extractor and the breach face was the wrong profile for the rifle and not supporting the cartridge (think 10mm Glock) further investigation reveals a modded .303 no1 bolt head not a .22 MkIV, Fultons recommended I call the seller and get shot of it as it would not ever be safe.

the folks I bought it from straight away agreed to a refund ( they are well known specialists in their field) if I wasn't leaving for the States this would be the last ever purchase from anyone who exhibits at the phoenix this is the second rifle I have purchased that when you strip it all the way down it ain't what it should be.

So in summary, no matter how good a reputation and whatever organisation recommends them buyer beware.

and wear shooting glasses especially after repairs
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:36:35 AM EST
Name and shame.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:32:46 AM EST
Safety glasses "all the time" not just after repairs etc

Glad you are ok....could have been a lot worse
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:49:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:14:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:36:59 AM EST
no still getting messed about by the HR dept next month or so, on the good side more rugby to be watched before I go.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:19:06 AM EST
full refund for the rifle and petrol money cant be more fair than that!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:59:30 AM EST
C'mon name and shame
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 8:59:40 AM EST
C'mon name and shame
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 11:16:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 11:17:15 PM EST by Badger66]
What I will say is that if you've bought a .22 Enfieldin the last six months or so get in touch with the seller they want to fix it for you!!!

the most shocking bit is these rifles passed proof
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 3:00:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 4:46:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By streetfighter:
http://i30.tinypic.com/2u422yb.jpg


This.

Do it for the chilleren.

Even if we don't have one, we may know somone who does, and we will need to tell them - so spill yer guts. lets have it........ If I go blind because of a dodgy .22 rifle after you have been asked to spill the beans then I'm going to come after you with a white stick and a land shark and make you buy me beer for the rest of my life.

Prevention is everything, think elf and safety
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:22:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By Badger66:
What I will say is that if you've bought a .22 Enfieldin the last six months or so get in touch with the seller they want to fix it for you!!!

the most shocking bit is these rifles passed proof


Proof is like an MOT, only good at the time is is carried out.......

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 5:56:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 5:56:49 AM EST by streetfighter]
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 7:13:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By IcarusY625:
Originally Posted By Badger66:
What I will say is that if you've bought a .22 Enfieldin the last six months or so get in touch with the seller they want to fix it for you!!!

the most shocking bit is these rifles passed proof


Proof is like an MOT, only good at the time is is carried out.......


Proof don't mean nuthin'

All they do is clamp the barrel in a vise, put a bit of string round the trigger, leave the room, close the door and pull the string.
Then they go back in and eject the empty without even looking at it.
They do this twice and then if they're feeling frisky, clean the barrel and inspect it, but seldom do.

So proof wouldn't show up your problem as the gun didn't explode.

I think proof is a load of bollocks


Proof is another example of a law which was needed in another time but is not needed now.

Once upon a time the world and his dog were making firearms in all manner of establishments and with an accordingly wide range of quality control.

That has changed - with modern quality controlin the LEGAL gun making business, its just not needed anymore. But i am sure the Govt get a few pennies in tax from it.



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