Model: No. 4. Mk. 1
Serial Number: 4305628
Year of Manufacture: 1944
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked, “No. 4 Mk 1 *” The left side of the wrist is stamped, “ M 1944 / 435628.” There are numerous markings elsewhere on this rifle, all should be visible in the accompanying photographs.
Barrel Length: 25 inches
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a sturdy, winged protected front post, and a dual aperture flip peep rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood. There are numerous small nicks, consistent with a military-issue weapon; none serious. The stocks show much use and age, but remain sound. Please examine the accompanying photographs for a better assessment of condition. Someone has applied green paint to the forend for reasons of their own. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with some wartime-expedient black paint.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The multi-groove bore is used but serviceable and the rifling is very good. This one has a remarkably good bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 70% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows service wear and use. There is thinning and discoloration throughout. Please examine the accompanying photographs for a better assessment of condition. The Screw heads are used, but serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action The action functions correctly, although we have not test-fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The British Enfield rifle is the longest serving rifle in military history, and with good reason. British Enfield rifles are STILL found all over the world, and are still officially used by the Canadian Forces' Rangers Arctic reserve unit still use Enfield 4 rifles as of 2012, with plans to replace the weapons sometime in 2015. With a unique “Cock on closing” action, they are considered to be the fastest service bolt rifles ever made; the Lee bolt-action and large magazine capacity enabled a well-trained rifleman to perform the "Mad minute" firing 20 to 30 aimed rounds in 60 seconds, making the Lee-Enfield the fastest military bolt-action rifle of the day. The current world record for aimed bolt-action fire was set in 1914 by an instructor in the British Army, a Sergeant Snoxall, who placed 38 rounds into a 12-inch-wide target at 300 yards in one minute. Relive the epic struggles of World War II; Dunkirk, El Alamein, or D-Day; own a piece of history! <
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle is eligible for sale and transfer in California, and is C&R eligible.
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