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Old August 29, 2018, 07:39   #1
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Lee Enfield no 4 .308

Anybody know what no4 conversions to .308 are going for? I was thinking complete rifle or conversion kit.
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Old August 30, 2018, 15:24   #2
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Are you inquiring about an AIA .308 No4 rifle?

I'm not aware of anyone converting .308 Enfield No.4 rifles, there are some .45 caliber conversions. Of course I could be wrong.

India has a lot of No.1 Mk 111 .308 rifles that were Imoprted in the past.
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Old August 30, 2018, 20:02   #3
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I did not know there were No.1 Mk 111 in .308 imported from India. Were they converted to .308 in the US or India? I've only heard of the 2A and 2A1.

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Old August 30, 2018, 22:35   #4
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Are you inquiring about an AIA .308 No4 rifle?

I'm not aware of anyone converting .308 Enfield No.4 rifles, there are some .45 caliber conversions. Of course I could be wrong.

India has a lot of No.1 Mk 111 .308 rifles that were Imoprted in the past.

There were a lot of L8 type parts (No4 in 308) coming out of civilian marksmanship type programs ib Canada or tge UK in the early to mid 1990s. I even got an L42A1 hammer forged heavy barrel, extractor and magazine that may have come through that way.
Also check out the enforcer rifle. A no4 civilian version like the L42A1
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Old August 31, 2018, 20:05   #5
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The Indian A1A's were specifically build to handle .308/7.62 Nato by the Isapore Armory. They were based off (I believe) the Enfield MKIV and utilized better metallurgy in order to handle the higher pressures of the .308/7.62 round.

The A1A's were 2nd line rifles, as the Indians had just started production of their their own L1A1's and hadn't converted the entire Indian Army from Enfields.

Plus, the Indo/Chinese border war was heating up at this time too. So, the Indians used the existing Enfield tooling to make rifles along side the L1A1's!
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