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    Posted: October 09 2021 at 11:11am
I was just in my local gun store. On the consignment rack there is a 1942 Savage #4/MK1 no-star that was rebuilt with new furniture and metal bits The serial is a low 0C series. Numbers matching action and bolt handle although the bolt handle serial# looks doctored and stamped with letters and #'s that look modern, not war time. The asking price is $1,200 Can. The 'US Property' stamps are intact and it had been to England. Magazine has no serial#. Blackish sling. Just reporting what I am seeing, prices seem to be escalating quite rapidly or this seller is very optimistic. What are your thoughts?
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Geeze Canuck..seems a tad pricey...+ numbering seems sketchy.
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Maybe been FTR (factory refurb) in the Uk , hence the renumber bolt.  without more detail / photos hard for anyone here on to comment more accurately.
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Sold my referb`d savage last year, numbers matching for $750, Personally I think $1200 is too much, you can get a full wood Long Branch for that.
The savages are nice but not $1200 nice even in original nick, there`s still non greedy bargins out there I`d keep looking.

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I could not see any refurbishment markings or etchings at all. I am not into buying any Savage Enfield rifles as I have a few already. Maybe I will go to the store again this coming week and look it over more closely. Possibly, I may be allowed to take pictures, I know the store owner personally as well as his assistants. One thing I did notice while handling the rifle was there was absolutely zero up pressure on the barrel, it seems tight as can be. I will also bring my coin style head space gauges to check that measurement. I will make it look like I am interested in this rifle.
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Seems about $300-400 high to me. In Manitoba, it would have to be in exceptional condition to bring that price, but I have noticed prices are creeping up.
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new wood and metal bits=refurb/rebuilt fixed to resemble original
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Shiloh, I agree with you.
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There are a couple of individuals on Armslist who are asking anywhere between $899.00 and $1199.00 for their No4Mk1* Savage made Enfield rifle. There are eBay sellers attempting to fetch $130 - $150 for Enfield Magazines made by Savage and on another gun forum there are some who are claiming these particular rifles to be extremely rare and sought after. In a pawn shop south of Phoenix in Marana Arizona, thete is a No4Mk1* Savage that is listed as: Rare and genuine WWII British 303 Gun!!! Complete with spike and gun strap, $1100.00!!!
My only assumption is someone has managed to convince the masses that a plain ol' ordinary Savage made No4Mk1* is as rare as unicorn poo.
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Education is a wonderful thing! Know your subject before buying!
I'm always amazed at how people spend money before checking the market price. Spending a few hundred dollars over the top for a rifle is maybe not the end of the world; but I often see clients arrive at the garage with a car they've bought without getting it inspected prior to purchase. 
When you give them an estimate for the years of neglect; they think we're ripping them off. So they refuse the work and sell it on to the next Muppet.
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The No Star is rarer than the star, but it still seems a bit steep to me.
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