Model: No.5 MK1
Serial Number: BB4166
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Magazine Fed
Markings: The left side of the front sight is marked “M/470”, the right side has a “3”. The right side of the barrel is marked with the import data “NO.5 MK.1 U –KING / C.A.I. ST. ALB. VT”. The front barrel band is stamped “M 47A” on the left side. The left side receiver is stamped “No.5 Mk.1” and the left side wrist band is marked “ M/47 / 1945 / BB4166 / PR”. The serial number “BB4166” is stamped on the back of the bolt handle. The brass insert on the left side of the stock is marked “201”. The magazine has numerous stampings and re-stampings, the clear one reads “4305628”
Barrel Length: 20 inches.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front battle sight with protected blade, and rear ghost ring with flip up micrometer click elevation adjustable aperture, with graduations reading from 2 to 8.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are dark hardwood ¾ length with numerous dings and dents, the worst being left side in front of the magazine. The LOP measures 13 /12” from the trigger to the center of the rubber buttpad. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Bluing
Finish Originality: Factory original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi shiny though a bit fouled and the rifling is deep. There is no mentionable erosion. The bore could probably use a good deep cleaning.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 40% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear from use storage and handling. The front of the barrel beyond the wood shows considerable loss to the finish and has very minor pitting. There is general thinning, handling wear and discoloration. The Screw heads are very good and serviceable with only minor disfiguration. The markings are stamped clearly in most areas but poorly on a few. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is an original “Jungle Carbine” head to toe, not a copy or fake. Made at the end of the big one, these were used in the jungles of Africa, where the rifles would have been too long. It’s features are: 20” barrel, flash hider (sure to scare California lawmakers into thinking it is an assault rifle), rear rubber butt plate, and intricate rear sight. This is my favorite of all the Enfields and there are many. The rubber butt pad was designed to absorb some of the recoil of this lighter rifle, but I think it now has a higher Rockwell reading than the steal beneath it. These were made only for a couple of years so here is your chance to get one before they become even harder to find.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred anywhere in California, and is C&R eligible.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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