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    Posted: December 27 2005 at 10:46am
Just got my first enfield SN: 0C25xxxA, markings on reciever are "NO 4 MK 1 ROF (F) 6/43" any help on what these markings mean would be greatly appreciated.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2005 at 12:51pm

Hi Copycat, and welcome to Enfield-Rifles.com!

Your No.4 was apparantly manufactured in June of 1943 at the Royal Ordinance Factory in Fazakerly England.  we would love to see some pictures.  how did you come by this rifle?  Was it a hand me down?

The no.4 Enfield is a great rifle, and it's very accurate.  There are quite a few books available that do a great job explaining how to take proper care and maintenance of it.  There are also quite a few web sites dedicated to the Enfield Rifles.

I hope I was able to help you out a little.  If there;s anything else I can do, don't hesitate to ask.

 

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Well here's a picture  guess I should have wrote my message in first.  I bought the rifle at Big 5 for $129.00 just couldn't pass it up.  I've been into Mosins for a while and was actually looking at them when I saw this one.

 

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The pictures a little dark but the wood apears to be in good condition.  Mine's sporterised, I sespect iswas a professional job.   BTW Anyone know what kind of wood the old No. 4s used?
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Copycat, your rifle appears to be in decent condition.  I can't tell by the picture, does it have a cutoff?

 

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Nope no cutoff.  Shoots good, but the wood is a little beat up.  For $129.00 I won't complain, just refinish.
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What was I thinking?  A No.4 with a cutoff!!??!  LOL, I saw the charger bridge and the first thing that popped into my head was a cutoff. 

 

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Originally posted by Eric Eric wrote:

What was I thinking?  A No.4 with a cutoff!!??!  LOL, I saw the charger bridge and the first thing that popped into my head was a cutoff. 

 

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Wasn;t the cut off eliminated from the design back in the mid teens to save cost?

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Ya, it was eliminated on the No.1 Mk.III in 1916. Still, I would love to have a No.1 Mk.III WITH a cutoff. I just can't seem to find any. Oh well!

 

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Originally posted by Eric Eric wrote:

Ya, it was eliminated on the No.1 Mk.III in 1916. Still, I would love to have a No.1 Mk.III WITH a cutoff. I just can't seem to find any. Oh well!

 

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I suppose for collector purposes?  Actauly my research shows that the newer the version the btter.  It started with the old MKI then progressed to the L42A1.  Right now I'm passively looking for an Enfield Enforcer rifle.  I'd love to have No.5 in full military hardware.
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I was at the Reno gun show in November and saw a nice No.5.  They wanted nealy 500.00 for it, so I passed.

 

 

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Rifle started out as a No. 4 Mk 1* made by Savage.  Was later rebuilt at the Royal Ordnance Factory(ROF) at Fazakerley.
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Originally posted by Eric Eric wrote:

I was at the Reno gun show in November and saw a nice No.5.  They wanted nealy 500.00 for it, so I passed

Where the heck did I see that?.... Anyway somewhere on the web I saw a Enfield No.5 for $250

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i have just purchased an enfield and i was curious about it trying to find out all i can about them now
it is a sporterized no.4 mk1 (f) ftr i was also wondering what these markings meant?
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Originally posted by lynx lynx wrote:

i have just purchased an enfield and i was curious about it trying to find out all i can about them now
it is a sporterized no.4 mk1 (f) ftr i was also wondering what these markings meant?

   The no 4 is the model no.  The MK I inicates that it was the first varition of that model.  The Serial number should contain a letter which will indicate the place of manufacture.  For example my No 4 Enfield has the serial no. 36LXXX..  The "L" indicates it was made in Long Branch.

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