+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 33

Thread: Savage Sniper

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #21
    Advisory Panel
    Roger Payne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield, UK.
    Posts
    2,315
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    08:52 PM
    Ah! That's where it went Bindi! I'm pretty sure I have handled that rifle on numerous occasions. If I'm not mistaken it was Rob Hallam's & IIRC it was sold as part of the Charnwood Collection. I have 0C379, which is still a 4T, & a 12C Less Telescope Mk1* & a scoped up 14C Mk1*. Years ago I had 0C4335 which I now suspect was a possible RSAF conversion, but I let it go before I appreciated its potential significance, something I now regret.



    Actually, I don't think it throws a spanner in the works. We know that before the decision to stick to BSA rifles only, a quantity of rifles from other sources was converted & went into service. Yours was probably one of those, & survived long enough to be converted into a L42A1 in the 1970's. A rare piece even amongst L42's.
    Last edited by Roger Payne; 06-14-2019 at 11:01 AM. Reason: grammatical

  2. Thank You to Roger Payne For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If you’re a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Gunonline.com. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #22
    Really Senior Member GeeRam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Last On
    08-14-2019 @ 02:36 PM
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    225
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    08:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Payneicon View Post
    It makes sense. I do wonder though if the 'Less Telescope' rifles were Savage rifles in the process of being converted perhaps at the time that the 'use only BSA rifles from now on' directive came through, resulting in them being set to one side partly converted but unfinished.
    Or was it just pure random which 'less telescope' rifles remained unfinished?

    As Simon at Highwoodclassic has had a lovely 'less telescope' T for sale for a while now, and its a '44 dated N serial M47C that is only 2000 odd serial number after my 4T......!!

  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #23
    Advisory Panel
    Roger Payne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 10:33 AM
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield, UK.
    Posts
    2,315
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    08:52 PM
    Yes, there are definitely BSA rifles that were never scoped up. From the relatively few examples that I've seen, usually later production rifles from 44 or 45. Maybe they were also 'to hand' when the end of the contracts was approaching????

  7. Thank You to Roger Payne For This Useful Post:

    cml

  8. #24
    Advisory Panel Surpmil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last On
    06-25-2019 @ 02:00 AM
    Location
    Gold Mountain
    Posts
    2,687
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    12:52 PM
    Unfortunately none of the photos show the actual junction of the barrel and the front face of the "body". The damage the front edge of the front pad probably happened when the barrel was changed, perhaps with improvised equipment?
    "Deer-stalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns." W. S. Gilbert.

  9. #25
    Moderator
    (Parker Hale Forums)
    Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 08:59 AM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    3,315
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    08:52 PM
    Bindi,
    You will of course know that OC109 was sent to Donnington on the 28th March 1972 part of a delivery of 13 X L42A1's.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  10. #26
    Really Senior Member Bindi2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 09:05 AM
    Location
    Western Australia
    Posts
    1,092
    Local Date
    08-25-2019
    Local Time
    03:52 AM
    Thank you Gil. I didn't.

  11. #27
    Senior Member giove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Last On
    08-15-2019 @ 08:07 AM
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    147
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    07:52 PM
    Thread Starter
    Surpmil, the front pad has no damage.

    I will try to put a better pic.

  12. #28
    Advisory Panel Surpmil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last On
    06-25-2019 @ 02:00 AM
    Location
    Gold Mountain
    Posts
    2,687
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    12:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by giove View Post
    Surpmil, the front pad has no damage.

    I will try to put a better pic.
    I see, I happened to just look at this photo and it looked like there was some denting on the front edge.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	30.43.JPG‎
Views:	106
Size:	288.0 KB
ID:	101270  
    "Deer-stalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns." W. S. Gilbert.

  13. #29
    Really Senior Member Alan de Enfield's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Last On
    Today @ 03:48 PM
    Location
    Eastern England
    Posts
    1,463
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    08:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    I see, I happened to just look at this photo and it looked like there was some denting on the front edge.
    The 'staking' looks "odd" and would not be what I would consider to be 'functional staking' where the punch is not near the screw (in one instance) and having no effect on the other two screws.

    Staking should include the screw slot to act as an anti-vibration 'lock'.
    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...

  14. #30
    Advisory Panel Nigel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 09:53 AM
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    140
    Local Date
    08-24-2019
    Local Time
    02:52 PM

    Savage marked scope tin

    Here is an early BE Ltd 1941 dated tin with Rifle Serial No. 0C6903.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	PadsE44close.jpg‎
Views:	44
Size:	65.0 KB
ID:	101388   Click image for larger version

Name:	IWS1.jpg‎
Views:	44
Size:	89.9 KB
ID:	101389   Click image for larger version

Name:	IWS2.jpg‎
Views:	24
Size:	81.3 KB
ID:	101390   Click image for larger version

Name:	IWS3.jpg‎
Views:	22
Size:	63.9 KB
ID:	101391  

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 1941 Savage No. 4 Mk 1 Sniper rifle?
    By Bigwagon in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 07-14-2018, 05:15 PM
  2. Savage sniper
    By Craig Eberhardt in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-23-2015, 07:32 PM
  3. savage sniper for bbid
    By stardog123 in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 11:30 PM
  4. Enfield No4 Mk 1* Savage sniper
    By 6pack in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 12-15-2014, 04:33 PM
  5. Do I have a Savage sniper?
    By Mudhut in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 79
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 08:44 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts