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Tejasguns
January 19, 2014, 07:07 PM
I'm new to The Firing Line and look forward to contributing to its success.
I just got a Enfield No4 mk1 as a gift. I've searched the web for info on my serial number and haven't had much luck. The serial number is B19xxx. On the left side of the receiver it has:
No4 MK1
56 ROF B19XXX

Can anyone tell me when and where it was built? Does the "56" mean it was in 1956?

There aren't any other markings except for the serial number also on the left side of the metal strap? that is right above the trigger.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

wogpotter
January 20, 2014, 08:23 AM
Might it be ROF (F) not just ROF?

ROF (F) would be Royal Ordinance Factory Fazakerley in England, but IIRC they stopped production in 1955. With the '56 date (yes, that's correct its the last 2 digits of the year.)

I'd guess Pakistani made if not Fazakerley as they made No4 rifles up through the late 60's.

hagar
January 20, 2014, 07:00 PM
Think the "B" serial number makes it a BSA that went through a factory rebuild by Fazarkely.

Hapax Legomena
January 20, 2014, 07:24 PM
Try asking the fine folks at the Enfield forum at surplusrifleforum.com.

James K
January 20, 2014, 08:16 PM
Might it say "No. 4 Mk I / FTR ROF(F) B19xxx" If so, it means Factory Thorough Repair - rebuild - at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Fazakerley. During FTR, Fazakerley normally removed all the original markings and put on new markings, including a new serial number, on the left side of the receiver, using an electric pencil.

Jim

Tejasguns
January 22, 2014, 07:30 PM
Thank you all for your input. I really appreciate it.