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Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine.

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Nicholaus Sowder

07-26-2014 18:34:26
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Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. I bought a very original one that all of the serial numbers match except for the bolt. When I first got it, it would shoot just fine but now the bolt will not latch. I think the bolt face needs to be tighter. What do you all think? Thank you for any and all help




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RGMartin

07-27-2014 08:49:07
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carb in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
Enfield #4 and 5 rifles have the headspace set by changing the bolt head. Is it possible that your bolt head is 1 turn from fully screwed in?



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Nicholaus Sowder

07-27-2014 11:33:56
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carb in reply to RGMartin, 07-27-2014 08:49:07  
Thank you for all of the help. I looked at the rifle a few minutes ago and the bolt head was unscrewed from the bolt body a turn or two. It functions just fine now. Thank you for all of the help my friends.



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C.R.

07-27-2014 07:31:58
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
if the serial number on the bolt does not match the numbers on the gun you probably need to have the headspace set to correct the issue if you arent sure how it is done spend a few bucks at your local gunsmith and have it done correctly.



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Donald Lehman

07-27-2014 06:30:01
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
As the gentleman below says, I suspect you are using reloads? If you are, try a factory shell and see if the bolt closes properly. If the factory shell chambers proerly, then you have a sizing problem with the reloads. Any way you look at it, do not attempt to force the bolt closed and DO NOT attempt to shoot the gun until you solve the problem.



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Nicholaus Sowder

07-27-2014 06:43:32
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Donald Lehman, 07-27-2014 06:30:01  
I am using factory ammunition. I do reload but not for this Jungle carbine. Thank you for the warning about not shooting it. I am sure if I tried to shoot it, it would kick the bolt open. I have swapped the bolts and the other Jungle Carbine's bolt closes just fine in the troublesome Jungle Carbine. I think this troublesome Jungle Carbine has a head space issue, is why the bolt will not close. What do you all think? Thank you for and all help

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Bret4207

07-27-2014 10:22:32
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carb in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-27-2014 06:43:32  
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Headspace is not the issue here. Check for the bolt head not being fully screwed in like Rich said. If headspace was the issue you'd have completely different problems.



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teddy52food

07-26-2014 20:28:49
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
Factory or reloads? If reloads, die was not set up right.



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Wild Bill

07-26-2014 19:32:46
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
Nicholaus, the bolt head on that rifle does un-screw from the bolt body, BUT, unless you have disassembled it (for cleaning, etc.) it won't unscrew by itself when installed in the rifle.

What exactly is happening? Will the bolt not close on a round in the chamber?



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Nicholaus Sowder

07-26-2014 19:57:06
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Wild Bill, 07-26-2014 19:32:46  
Yes it will not close on a cartridge. It will close like normal with the chamber empty.



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Wild Bill

07-26-2014 21:31:22
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 19:57:06  

Have you taken a chamber brush/solvent and scrubbed the chamber "mirror" clean? Have you looked in the chamber to see of there is debris in it? Is the extractor binding on the case rim?

Are you sure you are using correct and clean ammo?



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greygoat

07-26-2014 18:41:40
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 Re: Hello I need some advice about a Lee Enfield jungle carbine. in reply to Nicholaus Sowder, 07-26-2014 18:34:26  
"CABELLA'S", and probably others, like "Bass Pro
Shops", or "Gander Mountain have excellent books on these rifles. Try "Amazon", also !

I have a Jungle carbine, an excellent Brush
Country Deer Rifle, and have a book, but can't find the book right now!



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