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    Nr. 4 Mk 1 Barrel Markings - Need help

    I recently inherited a Nr. 4 Mk 1 after my Father-In-Laws passing and have been researching as much as I can about it. Unfortunately I do not know the story of how he came to posses it.
    I am pretty sure by the markings that it is a 1944 ROF Fazakerley rifle and the markings on the stock under body forward match the rear band (MB21601).
    What I can't find are any reference to "Barrel Markings. I have attached a photo of the barrel tip and those markings stamped into it.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Gman View Post
    I recently inherited a Nr. 4 Mk 1 after my Father-In-Laws passing and have been researching as much as I can about it. Unfortunately I do not know the story of how he came to posses it.
    I am pretty sure by the markings that it is a 1944 ROF Fazakerley rifle and the markings on the stock under body forward match the rear band (MB21601).
    What I can't find are any reference to "Barrel Markings. I have attached a photo of the barrel tip and those markings stamped into it.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,
    The muzzle markings are UKicon Civilian Proof markings, the tests were undertaken by the London Proof House

    Calibre = 303
    Cartridge length 2.22"
    Test pressure = 18.5 tons per square inch

    Side wall markings

    No4 Mk1
    ROF(F) = Royal ordnance factory Fazakerley
    Date of manufacture = April 1944

    Butt Socket marking
    Serial number = MB21601
    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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    Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!
    I can't wait to fire it. I had it cleaned and inspected already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan de En
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    The muzzle markings are UKicon Civilian Proof markings, the tests were undertaken by the London Proof House

    Calibre = 303
    Cartridge length 2.22"
    Test pressure = 18.5 tons per square inch

    Side wall markings

    No4 Mk1
    ROF(F) = Royal ordnance factory Fazakerley
    Date of manufacture = April 1944



    Butt Socket marking
    Serial number = MB21601

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