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    Enfield No 4 Mark I .303 British caliber rifle. British sniper rifle

    Why is the barrel threaded at the muzzle?



    "Enfield No 4 Mark I .303 Britishicon caliber rifle. British sniper rifle. All matching including scope, receiver and bolt. Scope case even matches. Comes with correct wooden transit case. End of barrel is threaded possibly for a launcher? Excellent condition. $4,500.00 Item# R7469"

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    The only other time I've ever seen anything else like that is on Swedishicon milsurps etc, where it's for a BFA....

    Swedish BFA (Blank Firing Attachment) designed to be used with WOODEN bullets


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    The following pics show ..........

    M96 or M38 threaded barrel rifle ............... plastic or metal thread protector ..................... BFA mounted for use


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    Here's a link to the advertisement in the Quartermaster Stores "For Sale or Auction Elsewhere" section:

    Enfield No 4 Mark I .303 British sniper rifle (click here)

    Here's a pic of the threaded muzzle on it:


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    That must be the special T that was intended for use in the SAS secret assasination attempt on Adolf Hitler. The threads are obviously for a suppressor.

    I'm surprised such a unique rifle is listed so cheaply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    That must be the special T that was intended for use in the SAS secret assasination attempt on Adolf Hitler. The threads are obviously for a suppressor.

    I'm surprised such a unique rifle is listed so cheaply.
    First time for me seeing a threaded muzzle on an Enfield like that. Hey, New Zealandicon and Englandicon allow suppressors as does the US...maybe it was suppressed at one time, after military service.

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    Threads are a bit fine for both the Maxim and PH sound moderator... Several rifles used a screw on launchers, such as the Mauser 954, which also used a VB type launcher as well. Screw on launchers were never successful due to fouling and corrosion in the threads......most of the threaded barrels we see in Canadaicon were on the Swedishicon Mausers and those were for the BFA. You will find a number of .22 rifles in Canada with threaded muzzles and those were imported from the UKicon and did indeed have "moderators" on them when in the UK.

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