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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bear43 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2019 at 9:52pm
A_square, all I am saying is we need to see more to be certain. It is suspicious at this point, yes, but we honestly can't say definitely without seeing a bit more. I'm always the optimist Big smile
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these pics had to be screen shot just to be able to get a low resolution to post on this forum. Lol oh well 
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Its definitely a rifle that has been sporterized at one time.  Can you post a picture of the flat side of the receiver please.
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BNP is the Birmingham Nitro Proof marking that was introduced in 1954.

Somewhere marked with these proofs will be a tiny symbol of crossed flags with letters. I dont see it. This can give us the year in which the proofs were applied.

Just looking at the detail and machining, my gut tells me that this is a Brit made rifle not Dara.

If the rifle was configured at some time and used as a sporter, I would expect to see some blue or finish underneath the wood line of even a sporter front end. My thinking is that this barreled action has been sand blasted or caustic soda soaked to produce that overall stripped look.

Somebody's unfinished project?
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yes it has been stripped. It was solid rust when I got it. But here are a couple more pics 
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I would say someone's unfinished project as well. The charger bridge is gone.
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Lol. Good eyes Bear!
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I figure it had been modified at some point. I picked it up for free and thought it would be a good project to play with. But I dont know anything about these rifles and was looking for any info that would help. Thanks again yall
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Looking at the overall condition from the photos; I don't think it would make a great project. 
You'd be better off spending your hard earned cash on a good condition No4Mk1 with matching numbers and a good bore. 
Once you've got the Enfield bug (you will get it if you buy one!) look for an interesting project that's worthwhile.
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I agree I just had it looked at by a gun smith who is very knowledgeable on Lee's. He said it definitely is no4 mk1 that was sporterized at one point. Rear sight lugs milled off and barrel cut. And a redfeild sight installed. I think this project just turned into a lamp. It will make a great lamp for the gun room. Thanks for all yalls help.
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