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    "Irish Contract" rifles

    Is there a specific serial number range for the No4 Mk2 "Irish Contract" rifles??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederick303 View Post
    Reading this link shows just how much research has been done in recent years and how wanting the accepted official serial number range are.
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    Fritz's FF marked Enfield sticky - Page 2

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    Many thanks for the heads up on that post, it certainly opened my eyes to the amount of research that has gone into this much talked about question. Is anyone on this forum collecting details / information about them as I seem to have at least one from the correct serial number range and possibly a second?

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    I have a Canadianicon Ranger Irish contract rifle. I have read that the Canadian government bought some of the Irish contracts and I am wondering if there is a specific serial number block for those Ranger rifles. Mine is 1/54 PF3152xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerard488 View Post
    I have read that the Canadianicon government bought some of the Irish contracts
    Was there any specification as to where they came from? I would wonder if they were an LPO here from one of the dealers as a bulk purchase? We were running out of full wood #4 rifles of any description and they were down to cannibalization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Was there any specification as to where they came from? I would wonder if they were an LPO here from one of the dealers as a bulk purchase? We were running out of full wood #4 rifles of any description and they were down to cannibalization.
    They supposedly bought 500 of them on the surplus market in roughly 2000.

    They issued them (for the first time from what i was told) for the RCMP honor guard of the Mayerthorpe rcmp funeral in 2005.
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    The last import lot of rifles out of Ireland was brought into Canadaicon in 1997. Most of them headed south to the US in 2002, after the 5 year limit was reached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    They supposedly bought 500 of them on the surplus market in roughly 2000.
    That makes perfect sense...
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