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    Quote Originally Posted by superbee View Post
    Here is one of the early 1943 LB snipers.

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/a...d-a51e00f04dbd



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    **A .303” No 4 Mk I* Long Branch Sniper Rifle, number 36L5033, the frame marked “No 4 Mk I*/ Long Branch/ 1943”, the butt with added cheek rest; with its correct No 32 Mk I sniper sight, number 6339, dated 1941, the rifle butt also stamped “6339” behind the frame, and with Canadianicon Government mark on the underside; with recent Nitro Proofs. GWO & C; in its wooden crate, the side stencilled “Chest S.A. No 15 Mk I”, the lid stencilled with rifle and sight serial numbers, containing leather sling and original steel No 8 Mark I case for the sight, dated 1941, the lid also painted with the rifle and sight serial numbers, containing adjusting tool and leather lens-covers. GC. The rifle only Plate 5
    "...with its correct No 32 Mk I sniper sight, number 6339, dated 1941..." Obviously not the correct scope, but one fitted later.
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    Has this one been logged yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Has this one been logged yet?
    Yes. I have logged it and I expect the "Lee Enfield" who tracks Long Branch sniper rifles has as well. 1943 Long Branch serial number 39L7716 Wrist stamped for REL scope 10-C (apparently a C No. 32 MK. I) and rifle presently has C No. 32 MK. I scope 271-C.
    Previously owned by Adrian BULL, then Roger Payneicon, then to Charnwood in 1996, then Rob HALLAM , sold at auction at Bonhams, then Simon P. (PEMBERTON?), then sold through Highwood Classic Arms. I think that the present owner is "desperatedan" in N.E. Scotland on Milsurps. Of course I could be wrong ...
    Colin MacGregor Stevens https://www.captainstevens.com WANTED: REL 5X scope; LB Scout Sniper Rifle windmill sight & furniture; C/|\ butt with built-in cheek rest; No. 4 71L0451, 28L0844, ASE-xxxx ; No.32 Mk. I SN 1042; Trials No. 4 rifle parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Has this one been logged yet?




    No4T Mk1
    Sniper Rifle
    Long Branch 1943
    Calibre .303
    Serial No 39L7716
    Price: £5250

    Commission Sale

    Rifle , Scope & Scope Tin are all dated 1943

    This rifle is in excellent good condition including the 5-Groove Bore which measures .3035"

    We beleive this to be one of the 71 Pre-Production No4Ts Built by Long Branch in 1943

    The Scope is a Canadianicon Mk1 dated 1943 by REL (Research Enterprises Ltd)

    The scope tin is dated 1943 and also manufactured by REL and comes complete with the sight adjusting tools

    The scope is mis- matched to the number on the butt, the butt is showing scope No 10-C and the scope fitted is No 271-C, however this still remains a rare rifle.
    The scope Optics are crystal clear and scope functions correctly.

    The rear iron sight is Long Branch marked as well.

    A Historically Rare Canadian Long Branch No4T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaforth72 View Post
    Yes. I have logged it and I expect the "Lee Enfield" who tracks Long Branch sniper rifles has as well. 1943 Long Branch serial number 39L7716 Wrist stamped for REL scope 10-C (apparently a C No. 32 MK. I) and rifle presently has C No. 32 MK. I scope 271-C.
    Previously owned by Adrian BULL, then Roger Payneicon, then to Charnwood in 1996, then Rob HALLAM , sold at auction at Bonhams, then Simon P. (PEMBERTON?), then sold through Highwood Classic Arms. I think that the present owner is "desperatedan" in N.E. Scotland on Milsurps. Of course I could be wrong ...
    Colin, you're not wrong. I am the current custodian of said rifle. Whilst it seems that it has been together with scope 271-C for quite some time, I've always thought that it would be good to try and find scope 10-C if it still exists. If I recall correctly Peter Laidlericon mentioned in one of his posts that he has worked on a quite a few Mk1 RELs. Something I've been meaning to follow up on.

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    I once knew where 11-C was, it was painted a brownish colour and had the sliding brass eye shade of the MkI's made in the UKicon. At what point R.E.L. abandoned the eyeshade I don't know; one of those features that databases have a way of revealing.
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    As a newbie here, I wonder if you guys could direct me to the right thread--I am trying to reunite my all matching mint 74L0322 with its mount and scope 4458S... Just in case, If anyone has this mount and/or scope, I will gladly exchange it for mount 74L0201 and scope 4393S (both in excellent condition).

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