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    Quote Originally Posted by 30Three View Post
    This has been an interesting post. I can see the rifle is in fabulous condition; but how can you be sure that it is unfired apart from proofing? Unless you've personally picked it up from the proof house and stuck it in the safe.
    I have a Maltby that was stored for over 70 year's; it was a parachute drop to the local Frenchicon Resistance in the summer of 1944. It came with a bandolier of the original ammo and the original bayonet and oil bottle.
    When I got it; there were no wear marks on the magazine plate or the bolt rail edge. But I know for a fact it has been fired; not enough to show any real wear and tear; but fired all the same.
    It cost 750 Euro's.
    30Three, Yours sounds like a real nice rifle also and with a great history. Mine may just be a little unique in being minty and still as it just it came off the assembly line, less the unknown stock stamp, and having the disposal parts and no Englandicon or import stamps. Can't be too many like it you think?
    As to being unfired, you are right on that claim, and which means probably no rifle can not claim to be unfired after proofing as there probably is no way to prove it. Firing is firing, I will never use that claim again, Lol, Ray
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    In my area it's a $500 or $600 max... I purchased a early 1952 no4 mk2 that's wasn't a contract rifle for $400 this year and it's a beautiful example of a no4 mk2. I thought I paid too much at the time but it's condition has convinced me otherwise. In general the smle, no4 mk1 and no4 mk2 will go for about $400-500 after negotiating prices. Jungle carbines are higher for some reason... a LGS has a very very rough condition ishapore SMLE for $100... It's beyond repair IMO. Im in the show me state.

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    Quote: Fruler. In my area it's a $500 or $600 max... I purchased a early 1952 no4 mk2 that's wasn't a contract rifle for $400 this year and it's a beautiful example of a no4 mk2. I thought I paid too much at the time but it's condition has convinced me otherwise. In general the smle, no4 mk1 and no4 mk2 will go for about $400-500 after negotiating prices. Jungle carbines are higher for some reason... a LGS has a very very rough condition ishapore SMLE for $100... It's beyond repair IMO.
    Im in the show me state. Quote:

    Well, here' a show me...Lol

    And just for information, it just got sold it for $1100. Which is probably still under value for what it is and a good buy for the new owner. Before people make value opinions they should really do some research first. Knowledgeable Britishicon collectors knew the value as seen post #24. I'm sure the rifle is probably even more rarer in the states, Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayg View Post
    Quote: Fruler. In my area it's a $500 or $600 max... I purchased a early 1952 no4 mk2 that's wasn't a contract rifle for $400 this year and it's a beautiful example of a no4 mk2. I thought I paid too much at the time but it's condition has convinced me otherwise. In general the smle, no4 mk1 and no4 mk2 will go for about $400-500 after negotiating prices. Jungle carbines are higher for some reason... a LGS has a very very rough condition ishapore SMLE for $100... It's beyond repair IMO.
    Im in the show me state. Quote:

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    And just for information, it just got sold it for $1100. Which is probably still under value for what it is and a good buy for the new owner. Before people make value opinions they should really do some research first. Knowledgeable Britishicon collectors knew the value as seen post #24. I'm sure the rifle is probably even more rarer in the states, Ray
    Great job rayg. People just in general everywhere do not know what they have. I saw a old man recently walk into a lgs wanting $300 for a vintage colt sp1 a1 type rifle. Guy behind the counter said, " well i dont want to rip you off, ill do $350 . " sold to the gun store. They put it on gunbroker and it went for $1500 i believe.
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