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Eyescream
08-12-2010, 20:53
I picked this up last Friday, and just finished putting it back together after cleaning up the wood and refinishing it (in a small way) with boiled linseed oil.

It's a No4 Mk1 from Maltby, made in 1943, and once I got it cleaned up I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bore's really shiny and the rifling looks good and sharp. Maybe I got one that had been carried much and shot little.

I'm not going to clean up the metal for the same reason that I didn't steam the dents and gouges out of the stock. I like that it's got a little character, and it's a shooter. Not a safe queen.

Anyway, enjoy.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4887146124_74c7639488_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4887146424_66298d4296_b.jpg

I know they stopped doing unit buttons on these a long time before mine was even produced, but I'd be really interested if anybody's got information on how I can find out what unit it was issued to.

pokey074
08-14-2010, 08:44
My favorite bolt action rifle and, in my opinion, the best bolt action military rifle ever designed.

Berto
08-15-2010, 14:44
Very cool, just needs a Nascar sticker.

Eyescream
08-15-2010, 14:49
Maybe I could get a stock like this that I saw at Gander Mountain.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4710421600_aabca5b635_b.jpg

Berto
08-31-2010, 13:31
Like this.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7429/enfield004.jpg

BWT
08-31-2010, 13:39
Very nice! About what are they running these days?

Eyescream
08-31-2010, 15:53
Classic had them for $239 when I got mine.