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 its a 1955 , all serials at that point , after 1954 , incorporated the date and all were UF prefix ,
 
 1948-54 were all PF rifles
 
all of the british mk2s came out of ROF FAZ , only others were conversions of mkI -1/2 , and mkI* 1/3 , from FAZ and BSA ,
 
the only other real mk2s are POFs
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so does that decrease or increase the value of it?
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okay so i took my Enfield to a local shop today just looking for a value...they had a No4 Mk1 (F)..they wanted 550 for it....it was dirty and very pitted.....i handed it over to the smith he looked at it for 4 minutes...gave it back and said well its not in very good shape so i will give you 50 bucks for it......50BUCKS !!!!!

i took it back and siad no thank you......and walked out.
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That'd be about my last trip into that shop.
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Originally posted by VAnimrod VAnimrod wrote:

That'd be about my last trip into that shop.



yeah considering all their handguns are about 150 over what others are charging and they really screw you over on a transfer...it will be my last trip there.
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Schmidlin, tough to set a value without more pictures, and varies a lot by where you are. The Mk 2 generally go for a lot more than the No.1's, they are the last of the production, post war and feature tighter chambers.  You're reloads will last longer, and they generally are very accurate.

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i think i got a jem of a enfield. really really happy with how it shoots and looks. Im looking at getting a SMLE for this small collection...and im looking at some Mausers....Mosins..

im going to need a bigger closet.
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Nice looking pictures or your rifle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VAnimrod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2009 at 9:05am
Originally posted by Schmidlin Schmidlin wrote:











i think i got a jem of a enfield. really really happy with how it shoots and looks. Im looking at getting a SMLE for this small collection...and im looking at some Mausers....Mosins..

im going to need a bigger closet.


Good, honest, old girl.

I can like her, and she just says she'll shoot "good enough", and do all you ask her, without fuss.

Tough to whoop on that.
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Sure cleaned up well. Just keep topping up the linseed oil on the woodwork you'll get a great finish in time.
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Yes it did Tony, As soon as he gets the finish on the stock he will have a nice piece there
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the value - is what you value it at , you bought it right , the mk2 is the most accurate end of production , youve got a great rifle and its end of production [id rather have a FAZ than a POF anyday] so its got credentials
 
as to finish take the linseed to it with an ample amount of elbow grease - once a day for a week [wipe off the excess , rub it in good] once a week for a month , once a month for a year , then as required after that , she will take on the high dollar hooker  look real fast
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just straight linseed oil or boil it?

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you can use eather - ive been using BLO , as thats what i have , and i think it to be less sticky , opinions differ on this , and some add beeswax , but im not inclined to that ,
 
do rubb it till its warm at each application and wipe off the excess , we want to add thin coats warm to let them soak in and not end up with a sticky residue
 
oh , and use cotten - i use old T-shirts or shorts that have been washed so much they are really soft ,
 
looking for a finish like this -
 
 
 
 
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Okay guys i need to sell my beauty. I know what she is worth and im sure you guys do as well. PM me with an offer. I can get more pics of you want. I live in NW ohio but would be willing to drive to almost any boarder for FTF sale.


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Why in the world do you have to sell it?
My #4Mk2 looked a lot like yours probably did when I bought it. It shoots almost minute of angle with any decent load I put together. Keep it and use it. I't a better utility rifle than nearly anything else.
 
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I use raw linseed oil, it completely impregnates the wood and make it as stable as a composite stock if you keep applying it. I went over the metal on mine with cold blue (the finish was gone anyway) and it looks a lot better, plus it's better protected from rust.
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