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    Posted: March 16 2014 at 10:49am
I have just bought a sporterized enfield from a friend who received a collection from his father.  It has Santa Fe 1944 stamped on the barrel, almost all other markings are polished off or painted over and are non visible.  The only numbers I can see are on the left side of the receiver /52 52L2935.  Also, right above the trigger assembly the number 52L2935 is stamped as well.  Right behind the bolt it looks like 2 crossed flags are stamped as well as P/C.  I was just wondering which version it is.  When my wife digs out the camera I will post some pics. 
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Santa Fe sporter, not original. Without more detail its not possible to tell the model.
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The "L" in the serial number means it most likely was made at the Longbranch arsenal in Canada and it started life as a No4 Mk1*
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Being in the 52L serial# range makes it roughly in the middle of the Longbranch production run.
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and 52L mid range serial makes it a mkI* in its original form , that said the sante fe's are acquiring a cult following of sorts that is making them somewhat collectible , 
i think this is because they started life as a military rifle and were converted by a reputable company of sorts , unlike those that were converted in private hands that leaves much in question , or those of modern production that have absolutely no military ties what-so-ever 
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ty for the information.  i was wondering what model it was because i was thinking of ordering another stock for it because the one on it seems a little loose on the barrel part of it.  it also seems to have a few cut marks on it.  the gun shop i brought it to says the cuts are because they maybe wanted to take more of the stock off to maybe add things.  i will hopefully be able to post some pics of it this weekend.
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I picked up a santa fe sporter recently and mines a bit loose on the barrel channel as well way wide left and right with just a touch of movement up and down
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With a sporter Enfield the barrel must be free float except for the bottom center of the first 1" or so. Now if the barrel & action are actually loose in the wood that's a problem, but an al round clearance 95% of the way is needed for it to shoot well.

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