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    Posted: December 03 2012 at 6:26pm
Can any one help me by tellling me abt my enfield ...... on the receiver thr is clearlly written  No4 Mk 1/3 (F) FTR /52  and the serial number is 31co301 and one can see a big S or 5 written near the butt  as S 1942.....please help me as am too desperate to find where it was manufactured and rebuild .......

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Be glad to, welcome aboard.

Your rifle is a

"No4 Mk 1/3 (F) FTR /52"

Rifle No 4 Mk1, went back through the factory in 1952 & was upgraded to a #4 Mk 1/3. (Basically a no 4 Mk2, but converted.) at the Fazackerly Royal Ordinance Factory, just outside of Liverpool England.

 

Big S or 5

A stylized “S” which would mean it was made by Savage Arms in Chicopee Mass as a No4 Mk1* some time in 1942. The No4 Mk1* was a simplified version of the NO4 Mk1 (no star) mainly known for the method of bolt removal, but there were several other minor simplifications to speed up wartime production.

 

It’s possible (even likely) that it has “U.S. Property” stamped on it at the top left side, but the picture is too fuzzy to tell. This would make it a “Lease/Lend” rifle sent to the U.K. as part of the Lease/Lend program of WW2. The stock is beech stained dark, you can tell by the “fish scale” grain pattern in pic #4.

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Nice rifle! I was wondering...what kind of scope and mount are you using in your 1st two pictures?
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Nice rifle and one that is well travelled. The U.S. Property mark was sometimes removed during refurbs or by subsiquent owners. It was a fiction anyway to get around U.S. Laws. There was never any expectation about them being returned.  You are lucky the receiver on my No4 Mk 1/3 was to well scrubbed to tell if it is a Longbranch or a Savage. It did get the upgrade at Fazackerly. 
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very nice - its on my list to buy one , i envey you , ill not likely find one in such nice condition as yours , congrats
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am very thankfull to you sir! 

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thx u so much ...the scope is made by Bushnell.....
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well am damn glade to find out ttht it as made in US and went into WW2...its historical gun and very glade to find out you like it ...

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wishing you all the best sir...do share sum pics once it is in your arms......

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Nice rifle and welcome to the boards!
 
I too would like some more info about the scope mount. Could we seea pic of the rifle's left side with it mounted?
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