Re: what is a eddiestone rifle
I have an eddystone, enfield, almost completly sporterized. this is somewhat of a shame because the originals an good shape are bringing upwards of 800 smakers. I have seen more enfield's used for custom rifles than originals. Most of these rifles were made at the eddystone plant, as mine was. The remington and winchesters are more rare and sought after, not only for their rarity, but because some of the eddystones were hardened to the point of brittleness, as mine is. The receivers are so hard they are almost impossible to tap for scope mounts. These rifles sold for next to nothing 30 years ago and therefore made a perfect canvas for a garage gunsmith.