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This is a good one for you Jack.. Ive got a Parker Hale replica enfield P1858. The bayonet lug is about a half inch too far forward.. How are these lugs attached to the barrel? I cannot see any brasing material beneath it. My first thought is it is D/T and the screw hole welded up and filed smooth.

Customer wants it moved back a half inch or so so his sword bayonet will clear the muzzle at the guard.
 

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i dunno straight up but let me get some manufacture books out and see

i think your right about the dovetail seen that often filed smooth ? better than the originals then ;)

get back to you when i have something firm
 

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Im thinkin Drilled and Tapped because with a magnifying glass and a good light i can almost see the change in the steel where the screw hole should be. If this is the case I will simply drill it out with a bigger drill bit until I break the head of the screw, then remove the lug, pull the rest of the stud and move it back a half in with a new hole D/T in the barrel and a new screw. then weld it all back up and blue it.
 

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Here Jack. I took ya some pics if it helps.
 

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Im not entirely. im not a civil war era weaponry purist. The bayo hes got is a 2 foot long cutlass style bayonet. Looks like a friggin sword. It fits the lug and the barrel properly. The lug is just a bit too far forward.
 

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Holy smokes. I just had an epiphany.. The friggin handle could stand to be a half inch shorter. I can drift out the grip panel rivets. Cut the tang, remove a half inch of steel, reweld it, grind it back down and polish it back up. then trim the wood panels to fit and reinstall them.. HA good as new. and shouldt take me an hour to do.. Then I wont have to worry about a reblue and I can leave the rifle alone. Its too dang nice a rifle to go drillin new holes in the barrel anyway.. Maybe I can talk him into lettn me shoot it. :)
 

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Im done. Waiting for the epoxy to cure on the grip panels. It worked out perfectly.

Youre spot on Jack.. 1st rule of successful custom gunsmithing.. Modify the cheapest part first..
 

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all done
 

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Thanks for letting me bounce thoughts off ya jack. It helps the process. ;)
 
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