Milsurps Talk Radio
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Reference Thread - Rock Island Auctions (Sept. 10, 11 & 12, 2010)

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Administrator

    Site Owner
    Badger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    69
    Posts
    11,736
    Local Date
    06-29-2017
    Local Time
    11:46 AM
    Follow Badger On Twitter Add Badger on Facebook Visit Badger's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Doug
    My Videos in Video Club
    7

    Post Reference Thread - Rock Island Auctions (Sept. 10, 11 & 12, 2010)

    No.4(T) results - Rock Island Auctions ... Sept. 10, 11 & 12, 2010



    Serial #: AL1378
    Manufacturer: Enfield
    Model: No. 4
    Type: Rifle
    Gauge: 303 Britishicon
    Catalog Page: 38
    Barrel Length: 25 inch
    Finish: phosopate
    Grip: N/A
    Stock: walnut
    Sell Date: 9/11/2010 Sold for $11,500 U.S.

    Description: World War II production British No.4 MK1(T) Sniper Rifle manufactured by BSA in 1943. The No.4 MK1(T) Sniper Rifles were standard production BSA No.4 Rifles that were selected for accuracy and sent to Holland & Holland for conversion to sniper configuration. The rifles were fitted with a No. 32 Telescopic Sight on a detachable mount attached to pads on the left side of the receiver by two set screws. The mount was designed to permit the telescopic sight to be removed from the rifle and re-attached with minimum adjustment to the rifle zero. Each sight was calibrated to the individual rifle by Holland & Holland and the mount and sight were serial numbered to the rifle. The rifle stocks were fitted with a special wooden cheek piece to provide the proper eye relief for the telescopic sight. The 3X telescopic sight has a 'pointer and crosswire' reticule and click-adjustable windage and elevation drums. The rear sight was modified by removal of the battle sight aperture. Each rifle was furnished with a wooden transit case, a scope can, leather lens covers and a U.S. M1907 leather sling. The rifle has a black phosphate finish. The stock, forearm and handguard are oil-finished walnut. The left side of the butt-socket is stamped with the BSA code (M47), the date of manufacture (1943), the serial number (AL1376) and the "telescope rifle" designation (TR). The left side of the receiver is stamped with the model designation "No.4 MK1" and a large "T" indicating selection for sniper modification. The serial number is stamped on the proper locations on the back of the bolt handle, the underside of the forearm and on the left side of the telescopic sight mount. The underside of the butt is stamped with the Holland & Holland conversion code "S51". The telescopic sight serial number "2461" is stamped on the top of the stock wrist. The telescopic sight tube is roll-stamped: "TEL. SIGHTING/No 32 MKI/1943 No 2461/OS 466A/^ (Broad Arrow). The base and rings are stamped with the sequential assembly numbers "574" and "575". All of the serial numbers on the rifle and telescopic sight match and the sight is original to this rifle. The scope is complete with the original russet leather lens covers with "Broad Arrow" property mark. The scope can lid is stamped: "OS.906A/CASE, STG. TEL.No*,/B&Co" with "RIFLE R31329" stenciled below it (the can is the correct can for this rifle and telescopic sight but is not marked with the serial numbers of this particular sight and rifle. The rifle is complete with a wooden transit case painted RAF gray. The original paper equipment list/instruction sheet is present on the underside of the lid. The left side of the case is stenciled: "CHEST S.A. NO 15 MK I". The top of the lid is stenciled: "1150784 W.O. R. PEARSON R.A.F.". No.4 MK1(T) rifles with R.A.F. markings are unusual. The rifle case contains four mis-matched web ammunition pouches from a Pattern 1913 British cartridge belt and a U.S. cloth rifle sling. The No.4 MK1(T) Sniper Rifle is generally considered to be the most accurate and rugged sniper rifle issued during WWII; these rifles remained in British service until the 1970s.

    Condition: Excellent. The rifle and telescopic sight retain 95% plus of the original black phosphate finish. Most of the finish wear on the telescopic sight is concentrated on the windage and elevation knobs and on the edges of the eyepiece and objective lens. The telescopic sight optics are very good and both the windage and elevation knobs turn freely. The bore is bright. All of the markings on the rifle and scope are sharp. The stock and forearm are in very fine-excellent with only light handling and storage wear. The lens covers are in near-new condition. The scope can is in very good condition with about 85% of the green painted finish; the can has all of the correct markings and interior labels. The transit case is in good overall condition and has all of the correct markings and components. This is an excellent example of a very desirable, completely matching British No.4 MK1(T) Sniper Rifle with transit case, scope can and lens covers.

    - - -

    Serial #: G36967
    Manufacturer: Enfield
    Model: 4MK1
    Type: Rifle
    Gauge: 303 British
    Catalog Page: 223
    Barrel Length: 25 In
    Finish: Phosopate
    Grip: N/A
    Stock: walnut
    Sell Date: 9/12/2010- Sold for $6,900 U.S.

    Description: This is an exceptional example of a British No.4 MK I (T) Sniper Rifle with No.32 MK 2/1 Telescopic Sight manufactured by BSA in 1944. Selected No. 4 MKI rifles were sent to Holland & Holland for conversion to sniper configuration. The No. 4 MK I (T) is generally considered to be the most accurate and durable sniper rifle issued by any of the WWII combatants. The rifle and telescopic sight have a dull, black phosphate finish on most components. The stock and forearm are oil-finished walnut. The stock is fitted with the distinctive sniper cheek rest. The telescopic sight has the standard pointer and cross-wire reticule with click adjustable windage knobs. The cast mount is attached to the receiver by two large clamping screws that attach to pads screwed to the sides of the receiver. The telescopic sight and mount are numbered to the rifle. The clamping screws enable the telescopic sight to be removed from the rifle and re-installed with minimal sight adjustment. The rifle is fitted with a special modified rear sight that has the battle sight removed to provide clearance for the scope but retains the screw-adjustable peep. The additional sling swivel installed on No. 4 MK I (T) sniper rifles is located in front of the magazine. The left side of the rifle butt-socket is stamped with the manufacturer's code, the date of manufacture, serial number and "Telescope Rifle" designation in four lines: "M47C/1944/G36967/TR". "T" is boldly stamped on the left side of the receiver indicating that the rifle was selected for sniper conversion. The Holland & Holland "S 51" code is stamped on the bottom of the butt seat; the "S 51" code was applied to all No. 4 MK I (T) rifles converted by Holland & Holland. The rifle serial number, "G36967" is stamped on the left side of the scope mount, the rear of the bolt handle and on the bottom of the ten-round magazine. The telescopic sight tube is stamped: "TEL: STG: No 32 MK 2/1/U.I.C. O.S. 1400G.A./No.365" followed by the British Army 'Broad Arrow' property mark. The telescopic sight serial number, "365" is stamped on the stock wrist. The rear scope rings are numbered "162" and front rings are numbered "163". The rear face of the receiver is stamped with a "Crown/DG/E" inspection mark on the left side of the bolt hole and "Crown/E/7F" on the right. The rifle is complete with a russet leather lens cover with Broad Arrow markings and a WWII web sling.

    Condition: Excellent. The rifle appears to be un-issued and retains 98% of the original black phosphate finish. Finish loss is limited to some edge wear on the magazine and trigger guard. The scope and mount have 97% of the dull black finish with some minor finish loss on the forward edge caused by contact with the lens cover. Both the windage and elevation knobs turn freely. The scope optics are clear and bright. All of the markings on the rifle, telescopic sight and mount are crisp. The stock, forearm and handguard are all excellent with crisp markings and almost no handling or storage wear. This is an outstanding example of a WWII production British No. 4 MK I (T) Sniper Rifle that would be difficult to improve upon.

    - - - -
    Regards,
    Badger
    Last edited by Badger; 09-22-2010 at 11:38 AM.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! Over 30 years of experience and expertise go into every Criterion barrel. This experience combined with gun barrel quality steels, our stringent inspections at every process, and Criterion employees' commitment to quality make a Criterion barrel the best choice for your next barrel. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Service Publications - Collectors books that earn their place in your library! Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Canadian Import and Export Services (Click banner ad for more information) Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Reference Thread - Australian Arms Auctions (October 5th, 2008)
    By Badger in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-18-2009, 04:57 AM
  2. Reference Thread - Poulins and James Julia Auctions (October 3-7, 2008)
    By Badger in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-27-2008, 08:39 AM
  3. Reference Thread - Rock Island Auction Company (September 6, 7, & 8, 2008)
    By Badger in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 09:13 AM
  4. Reference Thread - Rock Island Auction Company (September 6, 7, & 8, 2008)
    By Badger in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-17-2008, 09:02 AM
  5. Reference Thread - Australian Arms Auctions (May 4th, 2008)
    By Badger in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-11-2008, 08:43 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts