Sometime back I bought a Lee Enfield No4 Mk1 rifle commonly called as the, three knot three (.303) rifle here in Pakistan. It is a good weapon of its times, very robust and sturdy. But as far as looks are concerned, its a total looser. I badly wanted to sporterize it, to improve its looks, make it lighter and put a scope on it. So I started work on it, as a project. After some efforts I was able to reduce its weight and spruce up its looks by removing the top portion of front end guard. I also sanded the stock and gave it a coating of linseed oil. The rifle was better looking but not very impressive.
Just didn’t like the long ears on the front sight.
I searched the Internet and liked the synthetic stock by ATI but getting it in Pakistan was a big problem. No one in the US ships it here! Damn! So I stripped my rifle and got the metal parts sandblasted. After that I got it oxidized in a matte finish. Next I got a Monte Carlo style wooden stock made for it from Darra. I got a Refield 3-9 x 50 scope from US and hopefully will be getting an ATI no drill scope mounts and a Huberts Match trigger for it. I also sanded off the front sight form it. Here’s how the finished product looks like.
I also got a UTG folding bipod for it.
Like the cheek rest?
Front view of my “Brown Sugar”
See the checkering.
Like the wood work?
See there’s no front sight. It took me a week to sand it off. The matte finish looks so cool.
Finally I got a Pachmayr slip on decelerator for it.
I just love this rifle. After mounting the scope and adding a Huberts trigger I will take it to the range for testing. Hope you liked my “Brown Sugar” 🙂