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A while back i got in a trade a no4mk1*. Recently i read that all mk1*s were made at long branch, or savage. I find no s markings on my rifle, or markings denoting savage manufacture, i do have a number of B markings leading me to believe a longbranch.
This weekend i traded my 7mm mauser for a second sportered enfield. It is a no4mk1 i believe and above the 1944 marking is clearly marked M47C. I find this denotes BSA Shirley. Unfortunately the barrel has been cut on this one as there is no bayonet lug. I am planning on giving this rifle to my buddy when he graduates the MBA program at UF. Please let me know if my info on these rifles is incorrect.

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You have got it about right.

However - just to throw confusion into the discussion there were approximately 20,000 No4 Mk1 manufactured in England that were actually marked as being No4 Mk1*

Nobody knows where they got hold of a No4 Mk1* stamps from, as (as you state) the Mk1* was the North American authorised 'amended specification' manufactured by Savage & Long Branch to reduce the complexity of manufacture.
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the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic". Dresden James

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Thank you Alan De Enfield, seems like there is always a curveball thrown in. Now i have to get these old beasts to the range.

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I found this at a yard sale https://www.surplusrifleforum.com/downl ... &id=650330 30 bucks, was just a barreled action, and someone had cut the bayonet lugs off !.........It shoots GREAT...............
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I would've traded one of my sport job .303s for a 7mm Mauser. I've got a 2A1 7.62X51 in one of those ATIs, an 8X32X50, with 5 round mag & bipod. Good shooter, accurate. PAX

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Hey echo1, me too !...................
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I enjoy the sporters. Cheap and utilitarian. Some are prettier than others. I would like to put some more sporty wood on the one that the barrel is cut, and would love to get a beech forend and handguards for the other. I also have my eyes on a no1mkIII sporter, that is in a black plastic stock, with a bull barrel chambered in 30- 30. I would want a better sporter stock for it as well one day.

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I really like my "Goobermint Model sporter" No5.
No, I didn't refinish or grind it, I got it "fer cheap" after someone else did.
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I even found a Santa Fe "street Legal" 5-round magazine for it.
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I like the stock you have on that one Tommy Atkins. I could use a couple stocks similar to that.

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Nice one !...............

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Thank you Tommy Atkins. I see that boyds only offers stocks for no1mkIII rifles do the stocks interchange?

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Nope but they have them for the no4 & No 5 last time I looked (when I went there to get the link).
Choose make:
British Lee>>
Choose model:
drop down>>
No 1 MkIII
No4 Mk1
No4 Mk2
No5 Mk1

Magazine fed military barrel>>

Yup No4 Mk1, No4 Mk2 & No5 Mk1.
I don't see a forend for the No5, but the No4 will work.

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Thank you sir you are a scholar and a gentleman. I was looking under enfield had not thought to look under british lee.

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Yeay its a strange way of listing them.

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