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    Posted: August 31 2020 at 5:31pm
Has anyone seen a No4 with an elongated triangle stamped on the top of the reciever? If yes,what does it represent? The rifle is a No4Mk1* Savage. 
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mo i have not , hope someone with more marking knowledge comes along soon , im interested as well 
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I've seen it posted somewhere before but I will be darned if I can remember where or what it means. I'll start digging.
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An instruction as to which way to 'point it' ?

I too have also seen it discussed elsewhere, I'll see what I can find.
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In the distant past I have seen something like it on South African rifles.
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Might it be an Iraqi property mark?
Many of the head stamps in their ammo has a similar character.

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I saw something similar but with a backwards S inside the triangle. This rifle is currently on gunbrokers with a $850.00 asking price. It is a Savage made 1944 No4Mk1*  
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The Iraqi mark is a symmetrical triangle with a symbol in the center. This is very different than that and not one I've seen before.
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I've not found anything on the triangle. It's not the same as the Iraqi one and there's nothing similar in Skennerton. Maybe elsewhere on the rifle would be a clue.
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went thru all of my stuff that i could find , turned up nothing , i could swear ive seen it but cant say where , 

could it be a turk mark ? 
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I was thinking an Egyptian mark but I haven't found anything either. Apparently there are no other markings on the rifle except for the original Flaming bomb, US PROPERTY, Savage marks. 
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I know very little about No 4's but could it be Greek perhaps? I've seen the Greek Delta symbol which is a triangle written in a somewhat elongated fashion, perhaps not quite so elongated as the stamp on this receiver though. Did the Greeks even use the No.4, I have no idea? Just a thought anyway.

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BJ, the Greeks did use No 4's. They received a lot of Enfield rifles in aid after WW II.
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

BJ, the Greeks did use No 4's. They received a lot of Enfield rifles in aid after WW II.

They also manufactured the best 303 ammunition (HXP branded)
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I was aware HXP ammo is Greek but for some reason I just had it in my head they were just contracted to produce the ammo for the Brits. I'd never given any thought to them actually using Lee-Enfield rifles themselves. That prompted me to do some google searching and according to Wikipedia the list of countries that used the Lee-Enfield in one form or another is quite extensive. I'm a bit embarrassed to say the list is far greater than I'd ever realized Embarrassed I guess they all knew when they were onto a good thing Thumbs Up That still doesn't answer Goosic's question about the elongated triangle though, sorry.
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it will be interesting when this gets solved , i had wondered on the greek as well , but i had thought their markings better documented , whoever comes upon it please post what you found and where so we can add it to our list - somewhere there is an answer 
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