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    Posted: November 29 2017 at 9:14pm
This one I'm leaving alone.
It started life at the Maltby plant in 44'. Sometime in 52' it went to Fazackerley for a FTR and converted to a No4 Mk1/2, according to stampings. This one has parts on it from every plant and I get the biggest kick out of that. I picture some old guy at the Fazackerley plant getting this one in front of him and it's five minutes before tea time,he grabs a handful of bits and pieces, screws everything together and then hauls butt to the break room...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2017 at 4:23am
I don't think that it would have been thrown together.
My Faz' made No4 Mk1/2 shoots very well. It was my first Enfield; the one that sowed the seed of the
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I agree. I just like the idea that when it was being repaired,they sourced whatever part they had, regardless of origin. I truly like everything about this one.
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People get way too hung up on "correctly" marked parts on military rifles. Plain and simple, if the part was in spec it was used. Origin was of no concern in any way. You really see this taken to a crazy level with K98 Mausers. People trying to get parts with all the "correct" waffenamts for a certain manufacturer.
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i think you might be right about the breakroom , but ill bet that inspection made certain the fit was right , i think you have a wonderful rifle - even if the markings are less that we colllectors might prefer , it is what it was and what it became , 
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The majority of parts are Savage,Maltby,Shirley, Fazackerley,and one Longbranch part,in that order.
This to me is the epitome of what a military rifle is all about. It was used,it came back and was repaired to be used again, simple as that.
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That is a perfect summary. You and I do need to discuss the Maltby bits though.
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