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    Posted: August 04 2020 at 3:18pm
By all means get one, but keep it as a souvenir, not a cleaner except in an emergency.
They damage muzzles really easily.
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This is what your sportised SMLE would have looked like in it's military configuration.


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Cool, gonna have to find one of those. Thanks.
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A brass oiler and a pull through is what would have been in your rifle.


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WellI have to admit that you folks surely do know your stuff! Have to ask, a brass butt plate has a hole for a cleaning device I believe, would this be a rod or a brass weight and rope? nothing there now but just curious.

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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Maybe but its TR, not FR, mate. I think its just a poorly struck "FTR". If you look closely the top right end of the "F" shows up.

A little chalk would help, but I tend to agree FTR
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Maybe but its TR, not FR, mate. I think its just a poorly struck "FTR". If you look closely the top right end of the "F" shows up.
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isnt that FR an indian mark as oppsed to the commonwealth FTR ? just asking , i got no references at hand at the moment , but i see what is being discussed as well 
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There's a very faint mis struck "F".
Its not a bad thing BTW. Most rifles of that are are FTR, sometimes more than once!
It just means completely factory re-built to like new.
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Originally posted by canadianfireman canadianfireman wrote:

Thank you for all your assistance. The stamp appears to be T.R.

T.R.

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If you look closer,you can see where the R was double struck and you can just make out where the F used to be and there is a dot stamp to the left of the T as well. The sanding marks run right over the remaining letters.
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Thank you for all your assistance. The stamp appears to be T.R.

T.R.

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Possibly, but with a pre 68 import stamp we'll never know for sure.
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Probably FTR with a barrel date of 1944. It looks to be in nice condition for a sporter.
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I didn't say it was I just commented on what the stamp looked like.
OK Its "FTR" with the "F very lightly struck.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

I think I see "T.R." which would be nice!

I pretty sure that the selection process for No1 rifles was very different to that for No4's and I don't think that the TR was used on the No1T.

Mind you, I have only ever seen two No1T's (and they were Lithgows) so it may be as per the old Enfield saying, "never say never"
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I think I see "T.R." which would be nice!
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