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    Posted: December 04 2020 at 5:38am
This is my last rescue ,that I have been working on.
It was sporterized by some misfit.
And I have been trying to bring it back to it's glory days as a military rifle. Don't know if you can make out some of the information. No 4 MK- I 1943.
I've shot it, haven't done any serious bench shooting.
Just have a 5 round magazine. For it, looking for an original magazine.
What can you tell me about it.?
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I think its a Maltby. The alloy ZAMAC buttplate is unusual.
Does the 5-round mag say "made in Japan" on it? Or "Golden State Arms"
If so thats a nice collectable magazine of good quality.
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Shamu is correct.  That is a Maltby made Enfield.  The five round magazines does look like a Santa Fe magazine as well. Very nice looking rifle you have.
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Magazine says Japan. Iam looking for a mag.
The wood all came from a friend on another site. It was to beet up for him to use ,on his project. I like all the battle scars. Iam sure it's earned every one of them.
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Nice Maltby made rifle! It looks to have the 'Ishapore' transverse screw forward of the magazine. The 5-round magazine is very desirable these days, I would hang on to it but if you want a 10-round magazine they are available with some searching.
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We use to have a big gun show fairly close by, I have bought parts there before, but iam sure they won't be having it this year.
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definitely a maltby , be sure bear sees this , should make a nice rifle 
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Originally posted by klondike klondike wrote:

Magazine says Japan. Iam looking for a mag.
The wood all came from a friend on another site. It was to beet up for him to use ,on his project. I like all the battle scars. Iam sure it's earned every one of them.
That little made in the Land of The Devine Wind magazine is a small pot of gold nowadays. The 10 round No4 magazine is always for sale or auction on eBay and Numrich Gun Parts has the reproduction version of the No4 as well.  Those need to be tinkered with to get them to feed properly however...
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I have a brass but plate on the sporterized wood that came with the rifle, but I got this pot metal but plate from some were, and don't know what belongs on the maltby from 1943 ?
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Brass
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That's easy enough to swap them out, thanks
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yes , maltby used brass - the mazak/zamak were on the north americans 
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Just got a mag off ebay, an original. With this virus
Going around, I know I won't find a gun show.
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Hopefully you did not just spend $125.00 USD on the original and unissued Savage No4 mag that was listed.
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Originally posted by klondike klondike wrote:

Just got a mag off ebay, an original. With this virus
Going around, I know I won't find a gun show.

yes , not likely to see a gunshow till spring unless we get lucky - but i fear they may be squashed for a lot longer than that even , 


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Nope, but it was pricey, and used. 75.
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