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Old 08-12-2010, 20:53   #1
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smelly!

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.

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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.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:44   #2
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My favorite bolt action rifle and, in my opinion, the best bolt action military rifle ever designed.
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Old 08-15-2010, 14:44   #3
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Very cool, just needs a Nascar sticker.
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Old 08-15-2010, 14:49   #4
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Maybe I could get a stock like this that I saw at Gander Mountain.

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Old 08-31-2010, 13:31   #5
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Like this.

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Old 08-31-2010, 13:39   #6
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Very nice! About what are they running these days?
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Old 08-31-2010, 15:53   #7
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Classic had them for $239 when I got mine.
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