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    I have owned one that had been so modified. It...

    I have owned one that had been so modified. It was a 1931 Trials rifle converted by RSAF Enfield to No.4 Mk.I (T). It is the only one that I have seen that was modified this way.
  2. Being a Stevens-Savage, your rifle is almost...

    Being a Stevens-Savage, your rifle is almost certainly a 1941 or 1942 dated rifle. If there is no "T" on the left side of the body, by the ejector screw and if there is no serial number for a...
  3. On my web site, I have placed scanned copies of...

    On my web site, I have placed scanned copies of original Canadian Army instructions for how to make the two tools the original poster is seeking.
    No. 32 S.T. No. 1 Mk. I (tong) and No. 32 S.T....
  4. I also encourage people to use ~Angel~s matching...

    I also encourage people to use ~Angel~s matching service on Milsurps.com
  5. WHO BOUGHT No.4 MkI (T) A2636 from RIA June 2020? Rifle matching scope is available.

    WHO BOUGHT RIFLE A2636, sold by RIA Auctions, June 7, 2020, Lot 3545 with mismatched scope 20737 in bracket numbered H33394?

    The rifle that matches that bracket H33394 and scope 20737 is up for...
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    On the BREN CHEST marked for Canadian Trade...

    On the BREN CHEST marked for Canadian Trade Pattern sniper rifle rifle 74L0022 with Lyman scope 4419 S: My research database shows that this rifle and this scope are in Peter Laidler's collection....
  7. The original question # 1 at the start of this...

    The original question # 1 at the start of this thread was “ Why is this variant of the leaf sights generically (it seems to me) referred to as "Singer sights"? Because Singer made the majority of...
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    A lovely matching No.4 Mk.I (T). The sling is the...

    A lovely matching No.4 Mk.I (T). The sling is the correct U.S. M1907!and is dated 1918 which most of these are on the No. Mk.I (T) rifles.

    Canada apparently used lots of British made sniper...
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    Great work Roger! Warren Wheatfield has saved a...

    Great work Roger! Warren Wheatfield has saved a couple of my REL made scopes that were in Indian service. One wonders if they too were stored in monsoon country.

    No "hits" in my database on No. 4...
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    I have owned a fair number of No.15 Mk.I chests...

    I have owned a fair number of No.15 Mk.I chests along with the rifles and have never seen or even heard of one modified in service to hold the rifle with the scope still attached. I do not think the...
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    Rifle C34884 mated to scope 17699 has not yet...

    Rifle C34884 mated to scope 17699 has not yet turned up as far as I know.
  12. Thread: No4 MK1 T

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    Yes, the circular mark appears to be a Belgian...

    Yes, the circular mark appears to be a Belgian mark. I had the same mark on a Long branch No. 4 Mk. I* (T) in the same position. That rifle had the metal refinished in the grey such as the Belgians...
  13. Thread: No4 MK1 T

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    This equipment is definitely full of puzzles and...

    This equipment is definitely full of puzzles and is definitely not a typical No.4 Mk.I (T).

    Proving such a story can be very difficult and for what it is worth, I recommend that the owner write...
  14. Thread: No4 MK1 T

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    This is an unusual rifle and I wish to remind...

    This is an unusual rifle and I wish to remind readers that we have a newcomer here asking for information about a rifle that he obtained from a family member. He is not trying to sell it as far as I...
  15. Thread: No4 MK1 T

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    Canadian troops in WWII were usually equipped...

    Canadian troops in WWII were usually equipped with Canadian made No.4 Mk.I or No.4 Mk.I* rifles by 1943, but the exception was sniper rifles. Canada made about 1,588 No.4 Mk.I* (T) sniper rifles in...
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    I agree that this "sniper" rifle 80L0259 / 2787...

    I agree that this "sniper" rifle 80L0259 / 2787 is not correct.

    We would expect the serial number of a 1944 rifle to fall within a known range of serial numbers and this one does not....
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    I would disagree with Browningautorifle. I only...

    I would disagree with Browningautorifle. I only encountered one case in my Canadian Army service of a soldier carving a design into his rifle stock. If I had found out who it was he would have been...
  18. No. 4 Mk. I - Unusual serial number X 0026

    This rifle is an ordinary BSA Shirley No. 4 Mk. I built in 1943. The rifle went through Factory Thorough Repair (F.T.R.) at Fazakerley, probably post-WWII. It had later been professionally...
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    I suggest that Atticus Thrace examine the serial...

    I suggest that Atticus Thrace examine the serial numbers on the body socket and bolt handle. If looks to me as if the last digit is a 6 not an 8, thus D35596.

    M47C was the 1944-1945 wartime code...
  20. Another match discovered - Rifle X32097 Scope 24611. That scope is on M35411

    WHO BOUGHT No. 4 Mk. I (T) serial number X32097 from folk_fan in Minneapolis, MN 55424 USA on 2019-01-27?

    It had a replica No. 32 Mk. II scope fitted in a replica bracket. That was on...
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    The old advice is “Buy the books, then buy the gun.” it is true!

    If you are going to buy more than one Lee-Enfield and collect several of the Enfield family of firearms Skennerton’s books are...
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    Some No. 4 (T) rifles in Indian service retained...

    Some No. 4 (T) rifles in Indian service retained their original manufacturing's name or code along with the serial number. Others, like the one under discussion, appear to have had most of their...
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    Here is a very similar one....

    Here is a very similar one. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-a-sniper-rifle-lee-enfield-no-4-mk-i2-t-with-scope-no-32-in-transport-31483254.html
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    Those Maltby L42A1 that I am aware of. Those with...

    Those Maltby L42A1 that I am aware of. Those with the L42A1 list could confirm.
    12976 Troglodyte in USA (discussed in this thread)
    13328 garrettasherarms1 in USA
    16574 (scope...
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    According to the late Clive Law's excellent...

    According to the late Clive Law's excellent research, most of the approximately 1,588 No. 4 Mk. I* (T) Canadian Long Branch made sniper rifles were sent to the British military. Unlike other small...
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