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    Somewhat confused no4 irish contract rifle still in the wrapper serial number A15222

    Cant find my book but that serial number should be a PF?


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    Go back and check out the following post, it will give you some idea of the data on this topic. Bear in mind Capt Laidlericon disagrees.

    Fritz's FF marked Enfield sticky - Page 2

    Check out post #57 the data is there

    Frederick303/Fritz

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    I have a bad gateway error, will try later. I am getting a bit concerned on some of the stuff I see here in NZicon, I really wonder on some of the claims I am seeing on guns "still in wrapper" Some seem to be coming from WW2 guns that I find hard to believe.

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    I used to have A15419 in the wrap.

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    What makes you think it is an 'Irish Contract' rifle ?
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    You'll have to come to the auction and check out the rifle, its in its original wrapping as per the photo in the catalogue. I believe the 'Irish Contract' statement will of come from the vendor. At the moment the rifle is most likely buried and won't be available to look at till the items are all put out on the tables for the auction.
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    The auction catalouge states it is Irish contract, yet the records I have say a Mk2 should be a PF or UF number and the Irish contract was "PF 309348 to PF 359347 Irish Republic (50,000 rifles)". In terms of checking it out it is why I asked here as I have seen several Axxxxx mk2's in NZicon but I dont know where they came from, I'd like to know. I have also seen several other claims of WW2 LB rifles etc "still in their wrap", "still in grease" etc which I was and am dubious about. Rifles of all sorts being sold "in the wrap"s is getting a bit frequent to my mind and of course cannot be easily checked.

    If anyone wants to look the catalouge is at Militaria Auction

    @Baal any idea where it originated from?

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    Here's the rifle, the wrapping still has its original Fazakerley labels. Like I said the 'Irish Contract' is probably what the seller stated it was. Regardless, you won't get a better New/'unissued' No. 4 Rifle. I think it will end up going to Australiaicon.


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    Can I stop you all here............ Regarding the so called 'Irish Contract' rifles, I think the time is right to spill some of the beans now that certain events are over. It's going to take a few days to get it all written up so..........

    Had not much to do this afternooin so I've written it up as a new thread. I have my steel helmet on to await the incoming flak - and am always prepared to listen to reason. But bear in mind, there's much more to what I've said of course........

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    I purchased mine from Police Ordnance here in Canadaicon. These are NOT Irish contract, but they are brand new in wrap beautiful rifles.

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