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    Posted: July 25 2013 at 7:26am
Well my uncle has recently passed away and I've inherited his trusty moose hunting rifle to keep the hunt going. Now if only moose hunting tags were so readily available in my area.

Can't say I know much about rifles in general but I'd love to maybe put a scope on it if it's feasible.

Can anyone help identify this rifle for me. I'd love to know more about this piece of family history.

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It's a No 1 Mk III made in 1914 at the Enfield Lock plant. It's been customized into a sporting rifle once it was out of military service. I am thinking it was probably sported by Cogswell & Harrison since that is what is stamped on the barrel. Do a google search on them and you will see they have been in the gun business a looooong time.
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Great! Thanks for this info.

Now to see if I can get some kind of mounts/mounting for a scope on this rifle as now I know what it actually is
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Looks like its already been tapped for a scope mount. You just need to find th right one.
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Are you missing the magazine? I think a scope wold look slick on there, take it to a local gun smith and see if they can find a mount that will fit the holes.
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Cogswell and Harrison eh? You lucky, lucky man!
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