SMLE Scout, 303 British

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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby Macd » 05 Feb 2020 11

I agree that the Epps mod is not economical or without its problems. While researching the magazine issue I came across a VG condition P14 303 Epps for a good price. I may take that route. The other problem is dies. Lee will make custom sets, both a collet die and a FL die with seater die set. Cost is not too bad except $150.00 setup charge for FL die. I guess this is one of those projects that might get done simply because it can be done. Practicality may give way in these sircumstances :).
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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby Ranch Dog » 05 Feb 2020 14

Now that an idea, just buy one. I will start watching, but suspect the odds of finding one are near nil.
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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby Ranch Dog » 05 Feb 2020 15

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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby mr surveyor » 05 Feb 2020 18

that's one "unusual" looking display. The silly trigger lock thing was the first to catch my eye. Second was that cantilevered scope rail contraption.

But, it may be considered normal now …. I don't get out much ;)


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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby Macd » 06 Feb 2020 17

Here is the rifle I am looking at. A bit confusing as the P17 would be a 30-06 in original form and the P14 a 303B, hence my mistake above. Why someone would re-chamber a P17 to 303 Epps is the obvious question and I wonder if it actually is a P14 mislabeled.

https://ellwoodepps.com/era-p17-custom-sporter.html
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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British

Postby Ranch Dog » 06 Feb 2020 22

That is a nice looking rifle Macd. It will be interesting to hear what it actually is.
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