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    LongBranch No4 Mk1 Markings

    I just got a No4 Mk1, and I can't figure out a few of the markings.
    1) A white "CL-1" and "4-84" painted on the stock.
    2) A few arrow looking things located all over the rifle
    3) "55L8762" serial number but no year marking

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    55L would be post war.

    Arrows are Canadianicon markings and correct.

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    55L made 1943

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    Green is correct Strattons book on Pg 168 has the 1943 range of serials 21L - 56L for Longbranch No.4 production

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    No date on the receiver under "LONG BRANCH" ?
    The serial number is the wrong size and font.
    I suspect yours is a replacement made up on a black receiver. Would be interested in a close up of the left side of the receiver.
    Here is the last update I did on the 2,300 serial numbers I've collected.


    1941 Mk 1 0L244
    1941 Mk 1 1L2xxx (asking owner of this one to contact me)


    1942 Mk1* 2L1037
    1942 Mk1* 26L9463

    1943 Mk1* 22L28XX
    1943 Mk1*57L4906

    All noted below are Mk1*'s
    1944 50L66xx (this looks to be an abberation)
    1944 57L6082
    1944 83L842x


    1945 83L38XX
    1945 90L80XX sniper (T)
    1945 91L9864



    1949 91L085X
    1949 91L51XX (asking owner to contact me)

    1950 91L0510
    1950 96L0012

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    This is the font and size used in 1943

    This is a '46 rebuild


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