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My No4 Enfield rifles....................

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My No4 Enfield rifles....................

#1 Post by BCR#1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:34 am

I have two, a 1943 BSA MK I rifle with matching receiver, bolt and magazine and a 1953 BSA (I believe) MK II all matching rifle in like new condition. I just picked up the MK II from a 93 Y.O. WWII British RAF pilot who used it in Hi-power matches until his age and health said to stop back in 2010. I never really cared for Enfield's until I expanded my collecting to include major power combatants of WWII except japan.

I need to take the MKII to the range and try it out on some steel. Pics later today after it warms up some.

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Re: My No4 Enfield rifles....................

#2 Post by Tommy Atkins » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:20 pm

I'd guess with that date it says something like
"No4 Mik2
"UF" (or "PF) A #####"?
That would make it a Royal Ordinance Factory (Fazakerly), not a BSA.
Very nice, good shooting rifle.

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#3 Post by BCR#1 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:42 pm

1943 rifle.
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1953 rifle.
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#4 Post by Tommy Atkins » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:47 pm

The images are too small to read the markings, but they look like they're in good shape.
The sling swivel at the muzzle isn't "correct" on the '43 (but it is handy sometimes) that position was for a "Piling swivel" (note the big gap) discontinued before the No4 series.
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#5 Post by BCR#1 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:06 pm

Thank you Tommy for the information, very helpful. Yes, the serial # prefix is PF and is stamped No4 MK2 (F) 10/53 PF 372xxx on the receiver.

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#6 Post by Tommy Atkins » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 pm

That would be made at Fazakerly in October of 1953. The Mk2 had the better "hung Trigger" than the Mk1
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