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    Very nice work, as usual, Tatou. FWIW, I usually...

    Very nice work, as usual, Tatou. FWIW, I usually like to lap-joint those handguard extensions. Not sure if one is better than the other, as once I install on the rifle, I very rarely remove them. And...
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    Just an observation; my guess is that seller...

    Just an observation; my guess is that seller bought a job-lot of chopped weapons from a gunsmith estate or tinkerer. Looking at his "for sale" items, he has a few more barrels with chopped actions on...
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    I always try to go with the sum of the parts. Had...

    I always try to go with the sum of the parts. Had that rifle been set up by a reputable gunsmith, with an honest description, someone wanting a T but unable to afford one might be tempted to pay...
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    Yet another faked No4 sniper

    It just doesn't stop. One more mangled No4 poorly fitted with repro pads and mount. Scope is legit. Looks like he went crazy with the Star of David stamp.

    And the "history lesson" in the...
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    Kinda like Dr. Frankensteins' lab: mangling...

    Kinda like Dr. Frankensteins' lab: mangling rifles into abominations of nature.
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    I'll take a stab at this. At first glance, it...

    I'll take a stab at this. At first glance, it does appear to be a Savage No4 Mk 1, less telescope. I am skeptical of the T stamp, but I'll show both sides of the coin and let you make a...
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    Martini 22 SMRC

    Good evening all,

    Took the day off from work and went poking around some gunshops. Found a martini that was too good to pass up. It began life in 1893 as a, I.C. 1 carbine. Later, it was converted...
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    Yup, Numrich repro scope and a ruined Savage No4.

    Yup, Numrich repro scope and a ruined Savage No4.
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    One more fake 4(T)

    Geez... This guy just wont stop. Looks like he went crazy with the "wire wheel aging."

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/951881452

    I just checked GB and there is no mechanism to report something...
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    Thankfully, I failed "creative writing" in school!

    Thankfully, I failed "creative writing" in school!
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    Range day with a "boat anchor"

    I have a friend who is pretty heavily tied in to militaria estate sales here in California. He called me one day this past April and asked if I wanted a Savage No 4, less telescope barreled action. I...
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    Two more dubious No(T)s

    Two very obvious faked No4(T)s. First link, most likely a legitimate Savage No4, less telescope. Several spurious marks poorly applied, ruining this rifle.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/949546197...
  13. Try contacting this fellow in NZ: (From the...

    Try contacting this fellow in NZ:

    (From the WTB/WTS forum)

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=76866

    He has a few MLM/MLE parts, and is pleasant to do business with
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    Heartfelt condolences to all the UK/Commonwealth...

    Heartfelt condolences to all the UK/Commonwealth members at the passing of Queen Elisabeth. Her poise and calming demeanor will be sorely missed by all.
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    Well, I now what to get you for christmas.... a...

    Well, I now what to get you for christmas.... a box of crayons!

    Kidding aside, here are a few more pics, and I hope they clarify your issue.

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    SMLE Mk III, in its original configuration....
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    Do these help?

    Do these help?
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    Thank you, Terry. Your comment rang a dim bell....

    Thank you, Terry. Your comment rang a dim bell. Pretty sure VTC tags were on the ones being sold when i saw them at the shop. VTC were also selling those CYP/NIC no.5s, so i think you nailed it.
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    I see copious DOW marks, along with the SA and...

    I see copious DOW marks, along with the SA and U/arrow marks. All indicating South African ownership. I know here in the states, back in the early 1990's, a batch of beautiful (like yours) SMLE III's...
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    Beautiful end-product, outstanding job!

    Beautiful end-product, outstanding job!
  20. From Skennertons' book: Since you were asking...

    From Skennertons' book: Since you were asking about WW2 production, I removed the portion which listed the No4 Mk 2 and Mks 1/2 and 1/3.

    Also, this is total production of the No 4 Mk I and Mk I*,...
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    Could it be a territorial soldier in WW1? Many...

    Could it be a territorial soldier in WW1? Many territorial battalions were equipped with the Charger loading Lee Enfield rifle, which that rifle appears to be.
  22. You may want to try this place: WW1 1914 -1918...

    You may want to try this place:

    WW1 1914 -1918 (An ANZAC Perspective)

    I stumbled onto this site one day, and found the Mk I* rear protector buried under a "WW1" tab. I have not ordered anything...
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    C.C.C= County Cadet Corps

    C.C.C= County Cadet Corps
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    Not sure about the upper mark, but the lower one...

    Not sure about the upper mark, but the lower one is the broad-arrow within a U, which denotes South African ownership/production
  25. Ouch! Well over the sum of the parts. The repro...

    Ouch! Well over the sum of the parts. The repro scope and base are around $450-$500. I hardly think a No4 (T) with a cut barrel would be worth $2700.

    It pays to do your homework on these....
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