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    Posted: February 10 2008 at 2:27am
I have been studying up on the marks on my No4 Mk1 and one of them is a mark signifying this rifle served in SA at one time
 
What was the Brits involvement after WWII in SA, my rifle is made in '49
 
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A very good part of Africa was part of Commonwealth.They're recent history is post British..therefore they're chaos.
I guess they tried to leave the nest too early.
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South Africa was a member of the Commonwealth until about 1961 ,so it would be not unusual  to see Enfields marked as such. Hope that throws some light on the subject .

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Originally posted by dave h dave h wrote:

South Africa was a member of the Commonwealth until about 1961 ,so it would be not unusual  to see Enfields marked as such. Hope that throws some light on the subject .

  Dave
 
Dave that is interesting I thiught it was much later. I was under the impression South Africa was still under the British Crown when Steven Biko died in September of 1977? Thanks for the information
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