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British Enfield No 4 Mk I Rifle 303 1944 FTR 1948

This is a really nice example of the best bolt action battle rifle of WWII. Under the finish the original markings can be seen that show it was made at Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley in 1944. Almost certainly, this rifle saw action in the war. It bears markings that indicate Factory thorough Repair having been done in 1948 at Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerley where it was stripped down and subjected to a stringent visual and metallurgical examination gauged against the original factory tolerances and new parts were exchanged where necessary. All serialized parts match (receiver, bolt, forestock and magazine) and are not force matched. The stocks have very few handling marks for an arm of this type and overall it looks like it was put up and not issued after it was refurbished in 1948. Perhaps not even fired until imported from Great Britain by IAC in Alexandria VA (Interarms - it has tiny import marks just above the guard screw on the butt socket). It retains about 95% finish while the bore is bright and shiny with strong, sharp rifling and no pitting at all (we used a Hawkeye bore scope) and the stocks are completely sound with only a few handling marks. These were imported in the 1990ís and were the last of British War Reserve surplus with no other stores left in the world of such high condition rifles. A really fine example of the bolt action battle rifle that was superior to all others in the Second World War. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of May 21st. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 05-11-18A--18-21-03