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There's nothing wrong with an FTR rifle. Its a factory rebuild to like new specs.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Some people were telling me it devalued the rifle though, but I personally think having it looked over that meticulously would at the very least make it a safer shooter.
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In all honesty you'll be lucky to find a WW1 SMLE that Isn't FTR'd!
I'd ignore daft talk like that, perhaps for a newer, late WW2 gun, but not for an antique.
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I don't believe mine was.(1916 BSA)
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Wow, that's a keeper.
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Originally posted by NuserAim NuserAim wrote:

Those bottom two are nice. What do you guys think about FTR rifles? Have the opportunity to buy one for 500.

The rifle just above the pistol in those last two photos is a 1944 Maltby made No4 Mk1,FTR to a No4 Mk1/2 in 1952. Nothing wrong with it, actually made slightly better due to the consistent trigger pull now...
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FTR does not devalue the rifle - it brings it back to original spec , it might limit collectibility only because the original worn out parts were replaced by factory standard items , in essence you get a rifle just like out of the factory - no loss of quality at all , 

i have three FTRs , one is a no4 mkI/2 , one is a nkI*/3 , and one is a mkI-longbranch /2 [which is kinda special because they only made the mkI for a short time ...its a rare one , 
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