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Old January 18, 2022, 07:03 AM   #26
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Old January 18, 2022, 07:22 AM   #27
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I have owned several No4Mk1's over the years and currently have an original condition 1943 vintage BSA made No4 that I got a few years back for $325. At the time I felt I was paying all the money for it, but I liked the fact that it hadn't been overhauled and the bore was in near perfect condition.

The very first centerfire rifle I ever bought was a No4Mk1 that I got sometime in the mid/late 60's. It was in like new condition and I believe I paid something like $25 for it. Of course the first thing I did was remove all the extra stuff from it that I didn't need for hunting deer. I later sold it and put the money towards a Winchester Model 70.

The .303 round is no slouch and it would drop a deer like it was hit with a hammer if I did my job and placed my shot properly.

I don't see a FTR stamp on it so I am going to go out on a limb and say that it was made at Fazakerly. From the condition it certainly has seen it's share of use over the years, but I personally like the been there-done that look. British military arms have a rich history due to their world-wide empire and conflicts on many continents spanning hundreds of years.

Now that you have WWII covered with your No4, you should be on the lookout for a No1 to represent WWI. Then of course, you should get a Martini-Henry for the pre WWI colonial period as well as a Snider.

Yes indeed, the rabbit hole is deep and expensive. I have a rather modest little collection of British rifles and am always looking for the next acquision.
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Old January 18, 2022, 12:48 PM   #28
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the rabbit hole is deep and expensive...
TRUTH!

Prior to this, my only Enfield has been an Ishapore 2A in 7.62.

I have a number of Mosins and Mausers and have been skirting the Enfields to avoid stocking another caliber, haha.

Thanks for the info and the great photo. That's a lovely FAL hiding back there.


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Figure early 1940's for the year of your make.
That's what I'd guess, also, based on no facts whatsoever...

I'm hoping there's a serial number chart out there somewhere so I can pin down the production year.


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Old January 18, 2022, 09:28 PM   #29
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In 1972 that rifle could have been purchased out of a 55 gal drum in the local department store for 30.00
In 1988 I purchased Irish Contract like new Lee Enfields for 200.00

Wow.
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