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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:20 am 
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A couple years back we had a member call for some S/N details for both Maltby and Faz No4's ... he did not have time to keep up with it and only a few numbers were collected. The Maltby No4 deserves it's own survey and re-organization as it is an area worthy of study. Maltby was a small town near Sheffield, and was often used as an assembly plant; markings often show little more than an 'M' and date/serial number. It would be highly informative to understanding Maltby production by collating details here - this also because Maltby was the first factory to produce the No4 rifle, starting in mid 1941.

If you have an ROF Maltby No4 Mk1, please take time to add your details to the survey by providing as per the format below.

Cheers, Tiki.

YEAR -
MONTH - If present
SERIAL NUMBER -
GROOVED OR SMOOTH HANDGUARD = G or S
FURNITURE = B for Beech - BR for Birch - W for Walnut - Other state other
LOW WALL FORE-END = L, OR NORMAL = N
MEMBER NAME - If you wish to have it known.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:31 am 
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Here's mine.
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YEAR - 1943
MONTH - ?
SERIAL NUMBER - BH11607
GROOVED OR SMOOTH HANDGUARD = S
FURNITURE = B
LOW WALL FORE-END = N
MEMBER NAME - FriedSpam

Added information on fore-end. 2/7/13

UPDATE: Here's another Maltby for your list.

YEAR - 1941
SERIAL NUMBER - C17845
HANDGUARD - G
FURNITURE - W
FORE-END - N

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:32 am 
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Thanks Mike! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:30 pm 
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heres mine, ROF M 1941 sn 12806 no alphas before or after # . stock ; walnut , SM mk'd grooved rear handguard .


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Thanks RAP and great to hear from you again! You appear to have our earliest example thus far. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Mine is marked M 1943 SN AQ14789

This is my best enfield - paid a little too much for it. It has the black finish (paint?) that is unscratched, but no refurbish stamp. It has matching bolt and magazine, and appears to have all M type parts.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Year- 1941
Serial No.- A10677
Handguard - Grooved
Furniture- Beech
Name- gsimmons


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:30 pm 
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I have a couple:

Year - 1942
Ser # - AA103XX
Handguard - Smooth
Furniture - Beech
Name - Rangerbluedog

Year - 1943
Ser # - AF180XX
Handguard - Smooth
Furniture - unknown
Name - Rangerbluedog

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:35 pm 
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PRWM1 wrote:
Mine is marked M 1943 SN AQ14789

This is my best enfield - paid a little too much for it. It has the black finish (paint?) that is unscratched, but no refurbish stamp. It has matching bolt and magazine, and appears to have all M type parts.

Phil



Thanks Phil ... could you state if your hand guard is grooved or smooth and also what wood type you have on your Maltby also? :thumb:

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Thanks Ranger, gsimmons and PR ...

Thanks is ditto'd from here down to all who contribute data to the survey. :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Here's my gals stats.

yr,, M 1943.
S#,BA 109XX.
HG Smooth.
FUR, Walnut (thinks. :think: ).

THX Tiki.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:11 am 
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Sorry lads, forgot to add ... could you state whether you have a low wall fore-end at the receiver or a normal fore-end. See the first post again for the format ... L for Low and N for Normal.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:35 am 
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i have/have had two , the first mkI is long gone and ive lost the records of it so i guess we are out on that one ,

but the one i still have is a mkI/2 , i will dig up the particulars on it and add to this post when i can get to it ,


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:44 am 
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Tikirocker wrote:
Sorry lads, forgot to add ... could you state whether you have a low wall fore-end at the receiver or a normal fore-end. See the first post again for the format ... L for Low and N for Normal.

Cheers, Tiki.


Tiki, would you take a sec and explain the diff,?.
i'm not sure what mine has :oops: :oops: .
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:51 am 
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adrians wrote:
Tikirocker wrote:
Sorry lads, forgot to add ... could you state whether you have a low wall fore-end at the receiver or a normal fore-end. See the first post again for the format ... L for Low and N for Normal.

Cheers, Tiki.


Tiki, would you take a sec and explain the diff,?.
i'm not sure what mine has :oops: :oops: .
THX.



No worries Adrians ... some No4's have what is called a Low Wall fore-end, which was a type of vestige leftover from the cut off days. Some have it and some don't. Here's a few pics showing the difference ... two of my No4 stocks below

Here's a pic showing just the fore-ends, low wall on right, standard on left. The low wall was not just limited to the Savage No4's either ...

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Low wall on my Maltby ...

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Low wall on my Longbranch with button cocking piece ...

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