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    Posted: May 15 2017 at 11:44am
I have been very fortunate to acquire a 1944 Maltby No4Mk1 rifle that is from a local resistance arms drop. 
It has been extremely well kept over these last 70 odd years; and has hardly been used. 
With it came a cotton disposable type bandolier with 50 rounds in clips and the original bayonnet. 
There are only minor scrapes on the wood work and slight corrosion on front band and front sight protector.
The rest is in excellent condition. Head space is good, barrel is like new. There are very few signs of wear on the magazine platform . I don't think it's ever been apart, looking at the various screw heads; they look untouched.



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That's a great find, Zed! Congratulations!
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That looks fantastic (It's always the "other" guy!! .

Looks like all you need is some Chargers, & Bobs yer Uncle!
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great find , congrats 
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Sweet!
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Here's the ammo bandolier: with some extra clips of the same vintage.

And a close up of the wire clip; obviously for one time use only!

And the bayonnet.

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Nice! Whats the headstamp(s)?
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you did well , nice mkIII bayo and what appears to be a mkII scabbard , vintage chargers and ammo , cloth bandolier , 
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Excellent find. Lucky old you.
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I'll have a look at the head stamps this week. I've got the week off work so should find some time to get some photos; but I won't be back on line until next week.
Also got a competition next week. 
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good luck to you , shoot well , we will look forward to the pictures , congrats on a great rifle find , 
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