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LRF,
Maybe you could do a Lee Speed after the single shot. As many SMLEs as were "sporterized" during the 1960s and 70s, surely there is a donor action somewhere that has already been removed from collector category and hiding in a pawnshop somewhere.
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Mike I hear you, however most of the SMLE's in whatever condition are not suitable for conversion to be a Lee-Speed clone. There are a number of reasons the most significant being the clip bridge and therefore a lack of the dust cover. One might say just remove the clip bridge however the scar left with it's removal are not easily overcome. The lack of a dust cover is not the end of the world but it was a significant addition to the LS look.
Now if anyone has a Lee-Enfield with the proper attributes or sees one being offered I sure would appreciate being informed, probably via PM.
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LRF,
I understand. It is very much a disadvantage to not be able to hold life's precious things in your own hands so you can appreciate the details.
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I had a Lee Speed from the factory in 8x50R. Fine shooter. Should have kept it.

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