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    Enfield oddty

    does any body know anything about the US property stamped on my rifle?







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    None of your pictures are opening for me

    Us property marked Enfeilds are normally land lease rifles made by savage if I remember correctly
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    No but I do like the picture of the Bren in your avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunter View Post
    does any body know anything about the US property stamped on my rifle?
    Damn now the Feds will be chasing us over that stolen property as well as you.
    "I do not wish to be a pawn or canon fodder on the whims of MY Government"

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    If its a Savage and stamped no4 mk1* on the left side of the receiver, lots were shipped to NZ in 1942/43 I assume it has a N^Z and a second serial number on it. if not it was probably British sold off surplus after WW2 and imported commercially.

    Pictures that open and its serial number will tell me more.
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    It normally means its US property not yours so give it back
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    Can you all see the pic now?
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    Yes Grunter
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    Yep Can I get a close up of the left side of the wrist where the serial number is please?

    Does it have a 2 groove or 5 or 6 groove barrel?
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    The Rifle, No. 4 Mk I although first issued in 1939 was not officially adopted until 1941.
    During the the Second World War, itwas further simplified for mass-production with the creation of the No. 4 Mk I* in 1942 but was produced only in North America, by Long Branch Arsenal in Canada and Savage-Stevens Firearms in the USA.


    As res corectly pointed out, the "US ownership" was a "Lease lend" scenario to get around the USA providing war goods to the UK.

    They are not uncommon.
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