Anyone here knowledgeable on Enfield actions??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by slickyboyboo, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    I have this Enfield 1917 action, and I am trying to figure out who the manufacturer is, it has a .303 British bolt face. I believe it is of british manufacture. Also I was wondering , if it would be a suitable action for a 338 Edge or Lapua, and if so, what kind of modification needs to be made to it besides sporterizing it?

    Any info is appreciated.

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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Not suitable at all to build on for a round that large. If your dead set on using it stick to the 30-06 family
     

  3. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Every bit of reading I have done says that these actions are one of the strongest and best to build a heavy magnum on. Infact, the guy that used to own this action, built a .416 Rigby on an action identical to this one about 15 yrs ago. I was just wondering if it could handle the big .338s COAL and pressure, and how hard would it be to do so.

    I also really would like to know if any one can tell me who might have made this action, as it has no markings of Win, Rem, or Eddystone markings, although it has the broad arrow mark on it of Great Britain.
     
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  4. ffwd

    ffwd Active Member

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    The P-17 and P-14 actions are what A-square builds their Hannibal rifles on. They are chambered in .577 Tyrannosaur. They are VERY strong actions. Many a .338 Lapua has been built on them.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Well maybe I'm wrong. Be careful