A M1917 Receiver I did a few years back. I put a solid rail on this one to do something different. Still waiting for a barrel. This was a cut up M1917 Enfield that I reworked and made some of my own modifications to.
Most of the receiver has been trimmed down to cut as much weight as possible where not needed. Also A Timney trigger was added along with a Cock on Open conversion.
The front of the receiver ring has been squared off in a lathe and the bolt lugs have been lapped in place. You cannot square these in a lathe because they have canted lugs and are not square!
The trigger guard has been straightened along with a straightened bolt handle. The finish is a bead blasted and hot caustic blue finish.
You can do very similar conversions to British pattern 1914 receivers too! Very nice action and I can’t wait to get it all put together!
This is a few things I left out in the first video. This is a custom M1917 Enfield that has been fitted with a Hart barrel a Timney trigger, and a Richards Microfit stock.
Well I thought it was interesting! Grumpy
Of course it helps if you are a multi Millionaire with a dedicated & 1st rate shop at your disposal too. Yes I am green with envy! – Grumpy