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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Tiki , add to my earlier post high wood on the forend. thx, rap1610


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:14 pm 
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can you tell by looking at the rifle or do i need to get it naked to see what i got ?.

Ah what the heck I'll go ahead and De-frock it, :twisted: (i need something to do).

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Low wood Tiki.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:48 pm 
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Both of mine are high wood, Tiki.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:03 pm 
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adrians wrote:
can you tell by looking at the rifle or do i need to get it naked to see what i got ?.

Ah what the heck I'll go ahead and De-frock it, :twisted: (i need something to do).



You can see it just by looking mate ... have another look at my pictures. If you have another No4 rifle try and compare them, most don't have a low wall fore-end.

Thanks everybody for the updates!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:42 pm 
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After another looksee at your pics,,,,,, she's a high,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:44 am 
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Mine has high wood and BZ166**

The wrist has 1942 stamped on it above the serial number, which I thought was strange since the serial number shows it's 1945 production.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:10 am 
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Mine has high wood and BZ166**

The wrist has 1942 stamped on it above the serial number, which I thought was strange since the serial number shows it's 1945 production.



Could you follow the information format from the first post, as below, it makes things easier ...

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YEAR - 1942
MONTH - If present
SERIAL NUMBER - BZ166XX
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: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:14 am 
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Tikirocker wrote:

Could you follow the information format from the first post, as below, it makes things easier ...

Cheers!



Yes of course!

YEAR - 1942
MONTH - ?
SERIAL NUMBER - BZ166XX
GROOVED OR SMOOTH HANDGUARD = G
FURNITURE = W
LOW WALL FORE-END = N
MEMBER NAME -Fredericianer


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:33 am 
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Thanks Fred! :thumb:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Thanks Scott, added!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Thanks Scott, added!

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My pleasure. So are Maltby's considered rarer than the other manufacturers or what's special about them? Just curious.


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Scott,

It is not an issue of rarity but rather the unique nature of Maltby production. Maltby was the first factory to produce the No4 rifle but it never had the power and capacity of the larger factories like ROF Fazakerley and BSA Shirley. Maltby is a small town near Sheffield and often relied on the small parts for production from many different sub contracters - thus the nickname for Maltby was 'The Pool' - in other words they assembled rifles from a pool of parts. The bigger factories like Faz and BSA produced their own parts and Maltby was often seen as an assembly plant for rifles.

The markings of Maltby rifles are different to Faz and BSA and there has been little or no study of Maltby at all - this makes it ripe for study and also very interesting as a result due to the 'Pool' aspect of Maltby production.

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Here`s mine- Jerry
M 1942
Serial # AA128xx
Smooth handguard
Furniture Walnut
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