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Thread: Lee Enfield No4 with very few markings.

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    Lee Enfield No4 with very few markings.

    Yesterday a mate came over with his new Rifle,the guy he bought it off had taken the stock off for postage and I made a long Screw driver to screw the stock bold back in.

    Having a look at the Rifle the first thing I noticed that any markings were absent.The only ones were two "NP" stamps under the top wood on the barrel,a number "2" on the bolt head and a "F" on the magazine follower.Also the machining inside the action was course to say the least.

    Alot of these were dropped to the resistance here in Norway,along with various other armaments.A friendly gunsmith gave us 300 rounds of 303 that someone had arrived at his shop with,along with a Bren Gun that their Grandfather had squirreled away.The Bren got deactivated,the owner got enough money for a holiday and the Gunsmith kept the ammo.

    The Rifle shot well enough.

    Were there some series of No4s that were lightly marked?Or is this likely to have been a parts gun?
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    hang on to it as its a classic and they getting harder to find in that condition. a vastly under rated cartridge for hunting too, feed it both the 180 and 150 grn loads as it will prefer one over the other quite a bit more. soory cant help on the markings but someone will be along soon who can.

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    Mising the rear barrel band at first glance, the rear of the handguard closest to the action body should be retained in a band and can't see anything there. Might be the photo though. Some of the No4 UK wartime rifles were *very rough* (rough translation, hand made my arse looks like they were made by a one armed and one legged gorilla).

    Need to see the left side of the action and wrist socket really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Mising the rear barrel band at first glance, the rear of the handguard closest to the action body should be retained in a band and can't see anything there. Might be the photo though. Some of the No4 UK wartime rifles were *very rough* (rough translation, hand made my arse looks like they were made by a one armed and one legged gorilla).

    Need to see the left side of the action and wrist socket really...
    There are no markings there at all.

    None.

    Just the serial number applied to register it here.

    I know what you mean about rough,the Savage Rifles had the barrels turned in a single pass.I remember reading about the swarf coming off red hot.
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    It appears to be missing the front band as well. There is also something wrong with the top wood. It is missing the metal parts that fit under the front band. Shape doesn't quite look right?

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    Khyber Pass gun ?
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    Yeah, need better photo's to be fair. The original serials were often only electropencilled and then painted over so are very very hard to see on occasion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Yeah, need better photo's to be fair. The original serials were often only electropencilled and then painted over so are very very hard to see on occasion...
    I will get some better pictures next week,he is so chuffed with it I have a feeling its sharing the bed.
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