Im also having a rough time getting the extractor pin out of the bolt. I have soaked it and got it to budge alittle but its not moving now. I don't trust myself to try and drill it out. Any suggestions on thst would be great.
Stu, Got the message and my wife and I as well as a few others thanks you profusely. Also got a note that that old demon cancer is trying to get a permanent foothold again. Sorry to hear of that BUT I serve a God who knows just how to handle your situation and I am certain that He is looking after you. I and all who read this will be in earnest prayer on your behalf with the promise that "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availleth much." James 5:13-16. If you need anything that I can do, don't hesitate to call.
In His Service, LTC Montgomery Little, Senior Chaplain, GAF AKA Rev. Larry Little
I can barely make out a 53 on the lower tang on left side. Cant tell if there is another number that follows. I see a triangle on the front point of the stock and possibly a 3. The top tang cutout is extremely worn and dirty either from recoil or someone taking it off a long time ago. Doesnt look recent. I cant find a number on the buttplate but I haven't soaked it. Its pretty dirty and corroded.
The second paragraph under "SHOOTING" talks about various loads the author tried. To my mind these seemed awfully small amounts of BP. So what I was asking was if these charges were this small and why so?
BTW: I was talking with a shooter at a local waterhole who advised me against putting the wads OVER the ball reporting that I could easily run into the same problems any other gun would have with plain old dirt in the bore. I'm not sure the fella was speaking the same language as I could imagine this more with something like a modern smokeless powder round but not so much with BP.
I loved Rio Bravo as a kid. I watched it, repeatedly, when it first came out in '59. I was just shy of 12, thus too young to wince at Ricky Nelson's acting. What I liked best was that it was, for the time, extremely violent. Walter Brennan whooping with laughter after blasting two bad guys with his shotgun always cracked me up. Not until I saw "The Wild Bunch" 10 years later did a western exceed Rio Bravo's gunfire and body count. I saw Rio Bravo at the old Vernon theater in Mt. Vernon, OH and it played along with "Ali Baba Bunny" ("Hassan Chop!"). 55 years ago. Hardly seems possible.
oldgungrazy, There should be a number stamped in the toe of the butt plate and a corresponding number on the side of the lower tang on the receiver. Do these numbers match? If not, which numbers are different? The butt stock should also have the same number stamped in the channel cut-out for the top tang. These are assembly numbers, not serial numbers.
I truly wish you luck. But, don't be surprised if the parts made for the P-1856 Short Rifle don't fit your interchangeable RSAF made Enfield P-1960/1 Short Rifle Mk III Snider. I hope they do. My best, Blair