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    Posted: April 18 2009 at 9:10pm
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this has been at the back of my mind now for a while and i need some help uncoding some markings. My rifle is marked US PROPERTY No4 Mk1* and the square 'S' for savage", which has been crossed out. Above it engraved bolder is "No4MK1/3 (F) FTR". i know that at some point it went through Faz for upgrade/repair hence the (F). My question is what the Mk1/3 and FTR stands for?
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That means it was upgraded to the No. 4 Mk 2 specifications; the main one being that the trigger was removed from the trigger guard and a new trigger was attached to the receiver. I believe the original flip sight was replaced with an adjustable ladder sight at that time also. FTR is the Brit's code for Factory Thorough Repair - the rifle was refurbished and upgraded at Fazerkerly.
 
According to my reference upgraded No. 4 Mk I were redesignated No. 4 Mk 1/2 and the No. 4 Mk I* were redesignated No. 4 Mk 1/3. The roman numerals were no longer used after the introduction of the No. 4 Mk 2.
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thanks a heaps Big smile
that clears up a few things
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your savage was a no4 mkI* - converted to mk2 - thus mkI/3 , and thats the one ive been looking for ..............lucky you i didnt find it first , congrats
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haha yeah it actually was a lucky find.

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