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    Posted: June 08 2018 at 3:32am
Hi, just joined the forum,i have just bought a fazakerly 1948 lee enfield no4 mk 1* that has been fulton regulated,and i am looking forward to shooting it and joining in on the form

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he!!o and Welcome to our Merry Band
 
Technical note if it is a Fazakerly It shouldn't be a No4 Mk1*  the  *s were only made by Savage and Longbranch
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Ty for welcoming me
I had to go back and check my rifle to see if my tired old eyes had miss read it
It has no4. Mk1. (F)
1/48 [PF 5"""
and on the top of the receiver it has an S then the star and underneath regulated by fulton
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Jan of '48!
I thought Fazakerly had finished No4 mk1 production & switched over to No4 Mk2? IIRC they were still FTR'ing No4 Mk1 & No4 Mk1*s to no 1/2 & 1/3 ?

"The changeover from Mk1 to Mk2 production is believed to have occurred at rifle number "PF 100000".


Most of the last PF-marked Mk1s and early Mk2s seem to have gone to South Africa. Such rifles now appear with an SA property mark on the Knox form - an "arrow inside a U".

Because the British Army had millions of Mk1s in store they didn't need Mk2s, so most of the Mk2 production was done in batches for export to Commonwealth countries, or for commercial sale, or for RAF service.

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PF301548-PF304047 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
PF309348-PF359347 Irish Republic
PF359748-PF359817 Zambia
PF359818-PF359952 Singapore
PF359953-PF360052 Jamaica
PF360053-PF360202 Trinidad
PF360203-PF360238 St. Vincent
PF360239-PF360258 St. Kitts
PF360259-PF360459 War Office
PF360460-PF381159 Uganda
PF361160-PF361259 Parker Hale
PF361260-PF401086 Burma
PF401087-PF401459 Allocated for T conversion
PF404157-PF404206 Parker Hale
PF405393-PF405412 St. Vincent
PF405513-PF405712 Admiralty contract
PF405813-PF405848 Fulton
PF407649-PF407648 Trinidad
PF407649-PF407728 Zanzibar
PF411229-PF411264 Fulton
PF411265-PF411461 Kenya
PF411462-PF411471 Hong Kong"


The "Star" may be a pair of facing "broad arrow" stamps denoting "Sold out of Service (to a civil ion like Fultons for example.) Not sure about the "S" though.
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welcome , and congrats on stimulating an immediate conversation of interest ; 

i have a number of FAZ rifles , predominate my no4 collection , my no4 mkI FAZ is dated 11/48 , it is a true mkI , i have had a few conversions to mkI/2 & mkI*/3 done there in that time period and after , so for the record they were still making the mkI late in 48 , 

oh - for info purposes PF54xxx , in 48 they made PF22xxx-68xxx , the switch in emphasis occurred a bit later , but i cannot say when without consulting my references and they are not at hand as i have grandkids occupying the room i need to get to at this moment - asleep , thank god , 
the contracts started around 301xxx and they were mk2s 
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Hi.  cat010
 
Where abouts are you in the UK?
I am based near Oxford .
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The "star" is a sold out of service stamp, a pair of facing "Broad Arrows", this is good as a star as such would indicate rust in the barrel.
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Hi I am near Coventry
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And we don't want rust in the barrel
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no - we dont , but if there is - clean it 
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Hi Alan.
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he!!o from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada!
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