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Rare ROF 41 Fazakerly No4 Mk1 (T)

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Rare ROF 41 Fazakerly No4 Mk1 (T)

#1 Post by Miller Tyme » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:57 pm

Sometimes you have to leave your comfort zone and take a risk, and this rifle is just such a risk. My interests was almost exclusively Mosin Nagant's , but I was wanting to branch out some. So a friend of mine, who has 5 (T)'s, who knew I was interested in getting a (T) to shoot, even if the mount and scope where reproductions started looking for a (T) for me. Now a nice original complete (T) can go for big $$$ even without the transit case and all the goodies and I just wasn't sure I wanted to drop the coin for one. And so it went until one morning this past August he dropped me PM with a link to a Gunbroker auction with what was an Enfield No4 Mk1 with a legit No 32 Mk III scope. There was some debate to the rifles pedigree since if appeared in the pics to show a "POF" ( Pakistani Ordinance Factory) stamp, but the BIN price was less than the value of the scope and mount, so I bought it figuring I could at worst break even. I spoke with the seller who told me he had bought it 20 years ago, shoot it a couple of times and then returned it to his safe. Upon recieveing the rifle I took pics and posted it on several respected Lee Enfield sights after much debate the verdict was delivered, and it is all I could hope for.

1st I will start by saying what we thought was a Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) stamp on the Butt socket ring turned out to be a badly struck ROF ( Royal Ordnance Factory) stamp, and by the stamping of the No4 Mk1 on the receiver and the serial number it was confirmed it was produced at Fazakerly ROF. I have been told that it is a legit No4 Mk1 (T) that was produced in early in the production run either by Enfield or H&H before the markings' system to become standardized. The rifle went through a arsenal repair indicated by the "FTR /Factory through Repairs" stamp on the butt socket ring and the new Canadian Long Branch barrel dated 44/45. The scope mount is a Rose Brothers and was stamped matching to the rifle during the FTR , (old S/N being AP3754) and is stamped with a "GF /Gujarat Forces-India State forces" indicating the rifle was at some point used in India at some point after the FTR. The scope is the latter model No 32 Mk3 and the front scope pads are properly staked to the receiver. The stock has no markings to denote either Enfield or H&H conversion and has been refinished with an Oil finish which may have been done during its days in India. The rifle has the "BNP" mark (indicating the it was proofed in UK) and "ENGLAND" mark suggesting very strongly that it was so marked for sale as surplus to America pre 1968.

Well there you have it, everything I know to this point but there are still a couple of things I need to do the try and nail down who performed the conversion ( Enfield or H&H) but needles to say I am about as happy as one can be with my latest toy.

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Re: Rare ROF 41 Fazakerly No4 Mk1 (T)

#2 Post by Miller Tyme » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:58 pm

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Re: Rare ROF 41 Fazakerly No4 Mk1 (T)

#3 Post by Miller Tyme » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:59 pm

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Re: Rare ROF 41 Fazakerly No4 Mk1 (T)

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#5 Post by Miller Tyme » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:01 pm

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