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    Posted: November 07 2020 at 5:33am
I inherited this gun from my uncle when he passed. He told me when I was younger it was a 303. Markings don't mean anything to me. Does anyone have experience identifying these markings.
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It appears to be a Sporterised BSA (M47) made No4Mk1 Lee Enfield.
It has been modified by removing the charger bridge and fitting a target type rear sight. 
Also appears to have drilled and tapped for a scope bracket on the LH side of the receiver.

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Thanks Zed for the info
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

It appears to be a Sporterised BSA (M47) made No4Mk1 Lee Enfield.
It has been modified by removing the charger bridge and fitting a target type rear sight. 
Also appears to have drilled and tapped for a scope bracket on the LH side of the receiver.


With loads of Fazakerley parts added (Barrel, Bolt, bolt head, cocking piece)
Is the Number on the bolt matching the action ?
The serial number (on the LH side of the buttsocket) from the picture looks to have been 'scrubbed'

It was imported into the USA pre-1968

Is it 'full length' or, has it been cut down ?
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It's full length. None of the number make any sense to me
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I don’t see the Mk I cross tie at the rear of the forend, or a thru bolt indicating a Mk 1/2?  

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You're looking for something similar to:
".303
British
2.222"
18.5 tonnes per [] square symbol"
The markings could be anywhere, frequently on the muzzle end of the barrel, but are probably close to the ENGLAND stamp. It was imported from the U.K. (because of the ENGLAND stamp) & this is the proofing pressure & size of the .303 British cartridge.
They were made in .303 British, but with all the modifications its quite possibly been changed at some point os its worth checking to be sure.
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Yikes! Where's Hoadie as I noticed the term "gun"! Why isn't it the famous Thompson Sub-machine Rifle? Sten Rifle? Gatling Rifle?
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 Welcome from Phoenix Arizona Donny.
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Shamu... probably great advise!
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Oh Gawd we're "Hoadie Callin' Evil Smile
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nuthin wrong with using the correct terminology when asking for help and info , but then you get back what you put in , those that research ask knowledge based questions , those that look to others to do the research are writers .....................
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