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Thread: Mummy wrapped Lee Enfield, No4 Mk2, 1954, Fazakerley 303

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    Post Mummy wrapped Lee Enfield, No4 Mk2, 1954, Fazakerley 303

    Hi people.

    I am just throwing this out there. I have in my possession a ‘Mummy wrapped’ Lee Enfield 12/54, Fazakerley 303. I am considering selling it and was just getting a feel for what people may think it’s worth.

    It come with bayonet(Wrapped too), all serial numbers match and in Perfect condition

    I would be interested to hear what people think

    Matt

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    What is fazakerley please?
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    Fazakeley in the town in England where most of the Lee Enfield were made. I might suggest googling the thread title and have a read up on it if you are not sure what it means.

    Thanks

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    Is it one of the about 40,000 No. 4 Mk. 2’s manufactured to order for the Irish Republic?
    “I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”

    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't

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    NZ Army museum might be interested.
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    Is it one of the about 40,000 No. 4 Mk. 2’s manufactured to order for the Irish Republic?

    I think they had a specific serial number range: PF309348-PF359747
    “I'm not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it's Shakespeare who says that it's always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”

    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't

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    It is one of the ‘Irish contracts’ yes. The numbers sound right though I think ��

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    That right, mine # PF336###

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    Try SAI for a valuation, they specialize in firearm auctions.

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    Thanks will do

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    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Is the wrap intact or is it broken? If the tar paper is broken the protection against moisture is as well, unfortunately the cosmolene grease is rather hydroscopic so can pick up moisture. If it's intact which is possible but rare as most were breached to confirm the serial number (dunno why that needed to be done but there ya go) value would be $2k-$2.5k, broken $1200-$2K depending on the day.

    Risk factor with a breached wrap is that the design for storage for these was humidity controlled armoury vault, tar paper providing a secondary moisture barrier and grease protecting everything else. Unfortunately several of these have been pulled out of the wrap to find that they have been affected by moisture ingress and suffered rusting on the surface.

    My own thoughts on them (I have one out of the wrap but unfired) is they are better off out of the wrap so you can see the things - they are an awesome rifle. But each to their own, some guys like their women dressed as well...

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    Haven't seen one go for under $2000 for quite a while.
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    I'd rather unwrap it and shoot it personally. Mine shoots amazing.
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