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Old October 10, 2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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1944 BSA No4T

Just finished restoring this 1944 M47C No4T back to Military trim ...rifle is matching - scope is a No32 Mk1 made by Kershaw & Sons.

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Old October 10, 2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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Old October 10, 2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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Old October 10, 2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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That is a fine rifle!

I can't help but note the M1907 sling. Who made it? I have an unknown M1907 that is visually identical and it is well made but I can't figure out which company produced it

How's the rifle shoot
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Old October 10, 2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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No4T sniper rifles were generally slung with the 1907 sling, it was preferred by British snipers because it could be adjusted quickly for many different types of positional shooting. No idea who made mine either.

Has yet to be range tested ... will keep you posted!

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Old October 10, 2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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If it shoots half as good as it looks, you'll have a winner!
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Old October 10, 2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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Beautiful rifle and wonder job on the restore.

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Old October 11, 2011, 08:59 AM   #8
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Thats a Georgous Rifle. Great job on the restoration.
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Old October 11, 2011, 09:38 AM   #9
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Very, VERY nice!

Who was the original fitting done by? H&H?

I've heard rumors, but have never seen it confirmed, that some were also fitted by Rigby and W. Evans.

Any truth to that?
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Old October 11, 2011, 09:47 AM   #10
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That turned out exceptionally nice. I really like the furniture on it. Hope it shoots as well as it looks, a winner!

Is that a P-H center swivel?

I got the chance to use my No4(T) in a few matches this last summer, did pretty well but had to bow the Swiss K31's. Those guys were getting moa or better. I had Wheatie rebuild my scope last year, it is a pleasure to use now.

I'm going to work on some reloads and see if I can get this to shoot a little tighter.



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Old October 12, 2011, 07:17 AM   #11
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Crate,

Yours is a beauty! As to the sniper swivel, yes, it is a Parker Hale type long swivel. Having said that, both long and short are acceptable as I have seen the long swivel on No4T's in pictorial works by Skennerton or Laidler also. The longer swivel is acceptable also since the sniper swivel was a late addition to No4T's inspired by their use in the Target Shooting community first. Same case with blackened and non blackened back sights - Laidler states both are acceptable.

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Old October 12, 2011, 06:00 PM   #12
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Nice job. My '43 has a MkII scope I got from Pete Bloom about ten years ago on one of my trips over.



I prefer it over my '44 with the MkIII.

Again well done on both rifles gents.

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