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09-04-2007, 07:42 AM
With thanks to ~Angel~ and claven2, a new addition has been added to the Canada - Milsurp Knowledge Library (click here) (http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=117-canada)
1949 C No.4 Mk1* Long Branch (Early DCRA Rifle) (click here) (http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=151-1949-C-No.4-Mk1*-Long-Branch-Rifle)
02-03-2012, 07:40 AM
With thanks to Vincent, we have updated this MKL entry with additional information appearing in the "Collector's Comments and Feedback" section of the article.
The 5G on top of the receiver's serial number means the barrel has 5 grooves. Rifles with barrels with 4 grooves are therefore marked 4G. Rifles with barrels with 2 grooves are not marked. You see this often on Canadian made rifles from the Italian navy. In Italian it is written as: "CANNA A 5 RIGHE" for a rifle with barrel with 5 grooves and "CANNA A 2 RIGHE" for rifle with a barrel with 2 grooves. Post war Canadian Mk I * rifles have alway's more than 2 grooves. The standard for Canadian wartime Mk I* rifles was 2 grooves. .............. Feedback by "Vincent"
02-03-2012, 04:31 PM
Finally, after 20 years collecting DCRA Target rifles there is meaning to the mysterious 5G mark.I suspected it might have something to do with barrel grooves.
I have seen both a small die stamped 5G and a larger electro pencil mark like the one in the milsurp libaray.All rifles I seen with these marks also had the C inside oval die stamp with a matching stamp on the bottom of the forestock.Most rifles I seen were converted to 7.62.Very few seem to be in original 303.
I have never seen or heard of a rifle with the 4G mark.
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