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    Posted: November 13 2014 at 3:52pm
I have in my hands a No4 mk1 dated 1944 with serial BT11132 making it a maltby i believe, I picked this up at gander mountain for 100 bucks less a 40 dollar gift card so 60 bucks and i've got my first enfield.
It's a santa fe special.
Bore is in fantastic shape mirror bright and strong.
and our local bass pro sells remington 303

1)no magazine, would like a 10 rounder but if i can find a santa fe 5 rounder that would be awesome
2)an "L" type rear sight
3)safety is loose and causes problems

My eyesight is not great and this is my first gun with a peep sight so i'm hurting in the accuracy department. ATI makes a rail that fits these i believe can anyone tell me how those work? no machine work? fits through rear sight pivot and expands in front?

no photos because i lack a decent camera sorry

EDIT: any tips on tightening up the safety?

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i agree she started life as a maltby no4 mkI , once santa fe got her they sported it , these were actually well done and have developed a cult following that raised these to a 'collectible' status of their own , should be a nice rifle and a great shooter for you , 

one day if i happen upon the right one at the right week moment ............
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My weak moments seems to be whenever i walk into a gun store to buy ammo lol, i picked up a mauser 1909 from the same store a week or so before this one for 150 less a 100 dollar gift card but i'm fresh out of gift cards now but now i've got too many guns the girlfriend is not terribly happy with me
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Check the magazine really is 10-round, some 10-rounders were internally blocked to allow a (hunting) legal 5-round capacity.

The "L" rearsight is set for 300/500yds, so it'll probably shot high at shorter ranges. You could replace it with a ladder type easily if you wanted to.

What exactly is "loose"? It might just need the screw directly in front of the safety lever tightening.

You need a magazine for a No4, the No1 won't fit. If you find a second 5-rounder for a non insane price I'm looking for one as well!Shocked
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Originally posted by TheTalman1 TheTalman1 wrote:

but now i've got too many guns
You can not have too many things that go bang
 
Originally posted by TheTalman1 TheTalman1 wrote:

the girlfriend is not terribly happy with me
 
Girlfriends/wives/other halves rate lower than firearms. Either get her interested (and end up getting more firearms that she pays for) or get a girlfriend with her own firearms.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Check the magazine really is 10-round, some 10-rounders were internally blocked to allow a (hunting) legal 5-round capacity.

You need a magazine for a No4, the No1 won't fit. If you find a second 5-rounder for a non insane price I'm looking for one as well!Shocked


I was going to try one of the promags 10-rounders though i hear those need some work to function any thoughts on this?
http://www.atigunstocks.com/enfield-scope-mount-no-4-mk-1-2-5
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Sorry I didn't respond, I missed the link completely!
Try the S&K instead it's clamping block is way more secure than those front grub screws gouging into the receiver.
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Update: managed to find an adjustable rear sight for it at a local gunshow and got a pair of promags for it for christmas, a little work with an air grinder and they now take 10 rounds its a bit of a tight squeeze but feeds well, also fits rifle no problem
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