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Lot 567: Enfield No. 4 MKI (T) Bolt Action Sniper Rifle

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

World War II British 1944 Dated Enfield No. 4 MKI (T) Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with No. 32 MK I Scope and Mount

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

World War II British 1944 Dated Enfield No. 4 MKI (T) Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with No. 32 MK I Scope and Mount

Manufacturer: Enfield
Model: 4MK1
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 303 British
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: black paint
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 309
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

This is a fine example of an early 1943 dated WWII British Enfield No. 4 MK 1(T) sniper rifle fitted with a No. 32 MKII scope and matching mount. These rifles were used through out WWII into the early 1960s, until the British fielded the L42 series sniper rifles. The receiver side wall is faintly marked "No. 4 Mk. I/T", with the butt-socket marked "M47C/1944/ENGLAND/M30140/TR". The sniper scope is marked "TEL. SIGHTING/No.32 Mk.II/O.S. 1650A/1943/No.8239". The scope has the standard British post and cross hair reticle pattern, along with the original leather lens covers. The mount has a faint "N92" maker's mark with the rifle serial number (M30140) hand stamped on the side above the rear locking screw. The scope rings are stamped "393E and 394E" respectively. It has its matching numbered bolt, along with the standard stamped barrel bands. The underside of the buttstock is stamped with the standard maker's "S51" with the top flat area of the wrist stamped with another scope serial number, of "19539"? The forestock is correctly stamped with the matching serial number "30140" with various British inspection and acceptance proofs, over a Broad Arrow proof. The comb is fitted with a field replacement (oak type) cheekpiece held on with two wooden screws. It comes with one total, matching 10 round box magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with 85% of the original British arsenal black painted type finish on the rifle with edge and high spot wear. The wood components are in near excellent condition with very nice original proofs and markings showing only minor handling marks in a few places. The scope and mount retain half of their original black finish with the scope body showing light rusting on the outside with clear sharp markings. The optics are clear and sharp. The strap for the leather lens caps has detached from the front cover.



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