I just got a No5 Mk1. I'm very excited as I've wanted this "Jungle Carbine" since I was a kid back in 1958. This is a true No5Mk1 ROF(F) not a reproduction.
The rifle is shooting excellent targets but there is a feeding problem. The old magazine is not allowing the follower to slide up with out sticking. I have run the magazine, disassembled, through my ultrasonic to be sure it's not an accumulation of crud causing the sticking, it's not. It appears the side of the magazine has been bent very slightly. I'm rather reticent to straighten this ding so I have ordered and "new" No4 magazine from Springfield Sporters.
I have read that replacement Lee Enfield magazines need some tweaking before they "fit and feed" properly. If this is true please point me to the instruction for accomplishing this task.
By the way....does your No. 5 have the nose cap? Some do and some don't. One theory is that they were an afterthought added either late in manufacture or added sometime after initial issue. Don't know if the question has ever been resolved in any satisfactory way or not.
I will try adjusting the "ears" and see what happens.
Again thank you,
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Thank You! The auxiliary spring on either of the magazunes. I just found and ordered 2 of these spring from APEX Gun Parts.Aughnanure wrote:Make sure that your mag has the auxiliary spring, if it's missing or bent then there may be feeding problems.