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    Posted: December 10 2021 at 4:44pm
Ok Enfield Members 
I finally figured out how to post pictures thank you for the tips and help
Ok look her over and help me understand what I have thank you 🙏 
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If you can post some close up pictures of the reciever between the scope pads and the wristsocket under the safety please?
The buttsocket should also have the scope number stamped into it as well. The buttstock will have the serial number of the rifle stamped on the wrist area that fits into the buttsocket if it is original to that rifle.
Would you be willing to supply us with the serial number? 
Serial numbers from each factory would look like these:
Maltby A12345
Fazackerly B23456
BSA Shirley  C34567 with a possible M47C over the serial number 
Long Branch 1L5886
Savage 73C2642
Those last two serial numbers are on my rifles so you can rest assured that we here will not steal yours if you post it...
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I think it was made in Maltby 
Serial number 14619 and it has the same number on the scope !
What can you guys say about the scope ?
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The little "extra" bit under the bolt head with the "S" stamp is indicative of something. Most don't have it.
I just wish I could remember what exactly, sorry.

"M47C" would be:

BSA (Birmingham Small Arms)

M47A = Small Heath (Nr Birmingham)
M47B = 3 small assembly plants at Redditch, Hereford and Worcester
M47C = The main factory at Shirley (district in Birmingham)




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There should be a “T” stamped after the “No. 4 Mk I” on the left flat side of the action body.  

That rifle is pretty close in serial number to my Dad’s BSA 1944 T.  

Very nice looking rifle!  Do you plan to shoot it?  If so, please post a range report.  
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Thank you for the information Gentlemen, How safe will it be for me to shoot this rifle with that old scope and if I was to shoot it what would be a recommended load that I could back down to just to shoot paper not damage the rifle
Is this the “T” we are looking for ?
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Buttstock bottom picture 
I hope to get some more pictures of the top of the receiver tomorrow


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The “TR” on the wrist (the part of the receiver that the butt stock attaches to) stands for “Telescopic Rifle”.

Don’t worry about these No. 32 scopes, they are very rugged, originally designed for use on the BREN gun.   You won’t hurt it by shooting the rifle.  Make sure the two large thumbscrews holding the scope mount to the action body are snug, just by hand, don’t use pliers! 

My load is 174 gr Sierra MatchKing with 40 grains of Varget.  But other powders work just fine.  What powders do you have available? 

As to safety, do you know if the previous owner regularly shot the rifle?  Check that the bolt serial number matches the rifle.  It would not hurt to get the headspace checked.  

How does the bore look? 
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Thank you for the feedback Mr. britrifles
I have varget and quite a bit more I use Imr 4350 for my 1903’s.
I use imr 4064 in my Garands 
I am an avid reloader and I have so much other powders as well
Imr, Hodgkin and a bunch of Vittori
Wow it’s a way heavier bullet than the 06 uses
Yeah he has never shot it.
He told me the board looked very good.
Have you guys heard of a go no go gauge and do they make them for a 303 British
Thank you again for the advice in helping me Making the best decision on getting this rifle.
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Nice looking rifle!

I have yet to find reasonably priced ammo. Getting into older guns like this may drive me to pick up reloading.
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Yes, gages are available.  Since the previous owner did not fire the rifle, best get headspace checked.  IIRC, GO = 0.064, NOGO = 0.070 and FIELD = 0.074.  If you reload, minimum headspace is preferential to prolong case life. 

Sierra makes a great bullet for the .303, a .311 inch diameter 174 grain MatchKing.  The .303 Mk 7 ball service round was a 174 gr flat based bullet with a cylindrical led slug and forward conical core of aluminum, it was a very effective bullet that created devastating wounds as it yawed on impact. 

40 grains of Varget will perform exceptionally well in the .303 with the 174 gr SMK.  That combination has won me many CMP matches.  I’ve not found a load that will beat it. 

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The .303 174 grain bullet was not really heavy considering the .30-06 M1 ball bullet was 175 grains at the same time period the Mk 7 .303 service cartridge was in use.  The .30-06 M2 ball was 150 grains, and developed primarily because of the complains of the stout recoil of the M1 .30-06 ball ammo and it’s trajectoy exceeded the range safety zones.  

Recoil with 40 grains of Varget and 174 SMK is fairly mild.  Muzzle velocity about 2400 fps. Quite comfortable to shoot, especially in the heavier No. 4 sniper. 


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Geoff both the top 2 really do well with 150 grain spittzer boat tails I haven’t tried 168 grain match bullets

I can’t wait to see how that Enfield will do against my Remington a4
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Gents:
I got some bolt pictures from the owner
It has the number 5 and what believe the kings crest hopefully it will make sense to someone 
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