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    Longbranch sniper

    Mine is 90L8003 butt shows scope 65C. Now has REL Mk2 701-C.
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    90L8214 scope # 285-C sold somewhere in Englandicon
    90L8314 should have 300-C scope but had a re-worked Israeli #32.Sold on auction arms

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    I have the bracket for 90L8136 with scope 12-C. Waiting for a match.

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    1945 Enfield No.4 Mk1*(T) Long Branch Sniper Rifle # 90L8161
    c/w matching Model No.32 Mk.3 R.E.L Scope Serial # 174-C

    1945 Enfield No.4 Mk1*(T) Long Branch Sniper Rifle # 90L8179
    c/w matching Model No.32 Mk.3 R.E.L Scope Serial # 158-C

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    From my records of recorded 90L's not already mentioned

    90L8080 126-C
    90L8122 109-C
    90L8138 144-C
    90L8195 153-C
    90L8287 277-C
    90L8300 208-C
    90L8302 345-C
    90L8313 274-C

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    Some of the numbers you listed have shown up with others. Were these numbers you observed while in Service, or were they numbers culled from scope repairs? Or a mixture of both?

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    Are you aware why these later rifles were all given a 'seperate' serial number batch? I think I relate the H&H input at LB where they got them to 'production line' the No4T production using ONE single batch of barrelled actions from ONE source. Just as they did from BSA production

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Are you aware why these later rifles were all given a 'seperate' serial number batch? I think I relate the H&H input at LB where they got them to 'production line' the No4T production using ONE single batch of barrelled actions from ONE source. Just as they did from BSA production
    It would certainly make a lot more sense to do the machining, drilling and tapping of the receiver before it was hardened and finished. A normal LB receiver is very hard towards the back. It must have been murder trying to do the modifications on already produced rifles. It also makes sense to do it right the first time rather than selecting rifles that for some magical reason almost got it right on the regular production line, then modifying them.

    In the case of the sporterised 90L T rifle I am currently restoring, the junior gunsmith who took the hacksaw to the rifle also replaced two BSF screws with UNF bolts. These were the rear thumbscrew for the scope, and the target swivel/kingscrew just forward of the magazine. In both cases the threads changed on the grade 5 bolts rather than on the rifle's receiver. Believe me, that was a relief to find as neither repair would have been easy. I am not even sure if BSF helicoils even exist.

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    90l8278 - 325-c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    From my records of recorded 90L's not already mentioned

    90L8080 126-C
    90L8122 109-C
    90L8138 144-C
    90L8195 153-C
    90L8287 277-C
    90L8300 208-C
    90L8302 345-C
    90L8313 274-C

    90L8138 is missing 144-C, currently sporting a 1944 No. 32 MK II No. 16449

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