Model: No. 5 MK 1 / Jungle Carbine
Serial Number: BB6629
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “No. 5 MK 1”. The back of the bolt is marked “BB6629 X”. The top of the barrel ahead of the barrel band is marked crown over “BNP”, .303 2.222” / 18.5 tons per cubic inch, and crossed flags. The left side of the stock band is marked “M / 47 C / 1945 / BB6629. The stock has an arrow cartouche behind the trigger guard and what looks like “M47A” and another unreadable stamping. There is a crown over “BNP” on the top of the receiver ring. The forend wood is marked “BB629” on the bottom. The left side of the front barrel band is marked “47A”.
Barrel Length: 20.5”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with standard military sights correct for the Jungle carbine.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth military wood. There are dings and mars but no visible cracks or losses. The bottom of the pistol grip has several old gouges, and there is a notable gouge on the left side of the stock above the magazine. The LOP measures approx. 13 ¼”. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Painted Black
Finish Originality: Unknown
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion. This is one of the best bores we have seen on a British military rifle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 50% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows flaking of the paint on the barrel and receiver ring. There is some thinning on the receiver. The bolt and magazine show finish loss and wear . The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are mostly clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a complete and correct No. 5 Jungle carbine. The finish seems a bit odd but there is little erosion visible. This will make a good collectable as well as a shooter, the bore is Very Good.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R rifle can be transferred in California.
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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.
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