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    I forgot to add that the British also used to add...

    I forgot to add that the British also used to add a mystery powder to their warmed tanks of RLO as a built in stain. After quite a bit of research some friends and I think that it was ground alkinet...
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    My method is straight raw linseed oil. Boiled...

    My method is straight raw linseed oil. Boiled linseed oil has chemical driers added and will probably need the turps because it doesn't penetrate as well and dries much quicker. I stopped using it...
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    I hit the end in the middle with a center punch....

    I hit the end in the middle with a center punch. Then spread it out with a small ball peen hammer and then a flat drift punch. Leave them long so you have a bit of metal to work with and once you've...
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    The magazine pouches are original. I've had many...

    The magazine pouches are original. I've had many and could barely give them away for $5 each. They're almost always in as new condition too. They must have produced a ton of them. They're a little...
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    The earliest No.4Mk.2 rifles were produced in...

    The earliest No.4Mk.2 rifles were produced in April 1949 if memory serves. Fazakerley built lots of No.4Mk.1 in 1949 also which is what the OP's rifle is.
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    That's a real problem. I don't think I'd trust...

    That's a real problem. I don't think I'd trust it. You might try contacting Fultons of Bisley - G E Fulton Son. They repair P-H and AJP TZ sights and may have a spare base you can fit.
  7. Your barrel is a replacement. 7791193 = GI...

    Your barrel is a replacement.
    7791193 = GI chrome lined.
    NM = 7791414 or 7791469 if packed with a fitted NM bushing.
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    Sorry, got interrupted. I meant to say it may be...

    Sorry, got interrupted. I meant to say it may be fixed after all the crap epoxy is removed. Another look at the pictures leaves me wondering what will be left.

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    Wow! I'm not so sure you'd want to read Peter's...

    Wow! I'm not so sure you'd want to read Peter's comments on that mess. To quote him: "What planet are they on?".

    My take is that it might be repairable but considering the time it would take to...
  10. No it ain't Rog. It was just another observation...

    No it ain't Rog. It was just another observation on these fascinating old rifles. It's endless.

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    The big...
  11. The US Property mark, (what is still exposed), on...

    The US Property mark, (what is still exposed), on Savage No.4's converted to No.4T by Holland and Holland is not ground off or even dressed up. I just looked at two I have here, one a Mk.1 and the...
  12. 0C1 was converted to a No.4Mk.1T and has the US...

    0C1 was converted to a No.4Mk.1T and has the US Property stamp. It hasnít been filed out but is mostly obscured under the front telescope pad.
  13. As already discussed, it's more likely it was...

    As already discussed, it's more likely it was removed by the Israelis or a civilian gunsmith, not during FTR in British/Commonwealth service.
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    Phosphate, (Parkerizing), with Suncorite paint...

    Phosphate, (Parkerizing), with Suncorite paint baked on became the standard MoD metal rustproof finish in late 1944. The first guns to leave the factory finished in this process were Mk.V Stens....
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    I have lots of cut bodies here if you want to...

    I have lots of cut bodies here if you want to tackle removing a charger bridge and reinstalling it. It's not a job for the faint of heart.

    Your No.4 has throat erosion from cordite which is...
  16. Bren slings were popular for use on the No.4Mk.1T...

    Bren slings were popular for use on the No.4Mk.1T too.
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    The "M" stamped on a No.4 bolt head is ROF Maltby...

    The "M" stamped on a No.4 bolt head is ROF Maltby manufacture.
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    Nitro powder isn't corrosive. The concerns about...

    Nitro powder isn't corrosive. The concerns about corrosive effects on the barrel are spurred by the priming compounds whose residue contains hydroscopic salts as laid out by Bruce. It'll do a number...
  19. Paul has it in one. I had a brainstorm, (a rare...

    Paul has it in one. I had a brainstorm, (a rare occurrence here!), this morning and went to my storage area to check a box of surplus of chamber sticks I have. Low and behold, they are Israeli and...
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    Thereís nothing confusing about it. Itís a simple task to file it off and refinish. I doubt it was done by a military Armourer as it wasnít allowed because the rifles werenít UK property. That being...
  21. I'll happily chime in and say that I stick to my...

    I'll happily chime in and say that I stick to my observation that the US Property stamp has been removed. The US ordnance bomb acceptance stamp was also standard. I've seen a few in 30 years from new...
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    Since all Savage No.4ís were marked with the ďUS PropertyĒ, my uneducated guess would be that itís been removed and refinished. Iíve seen it before but could be wrong. Is it still Dulite blue,...
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    I really don't know but since it was well prior...

    I really don't know but since it was well prior to 1968, there's a pretty good chance the majority were imported by Interarms. They managed to buy the vast majority of the war reserve No.4's in the...
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    Interesting. They must have used both because...

    Interesting. They must have used both because I've seen modified, original Mk.II sights too.
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    I've seen several wrapped in the waxy gauze...

    I've seen several wrapped in the waxy gauze material. They aren't as common as the normal treated paper wrapped magazines.
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