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    Personally, as soon as I saw the FNR stamped markings I thought that they were too recent. If you see stamp markings on rifle woodwork, after a year or so, the wood seems to close down on the marks as though it is sort or repairing itself if you like. You can always see them but they just don't look fresh. Full of oil and grease and grit. We used to see lots of BW and FWA or FWM and SO that came through and you could just tell that they were much older marks wqithout even looking at the date codes. Just my opinion for what it's worth

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    I can't find the FNR markings in any of my reference books. A wild *** guess would be an Indian or West Asian police force. It's certainly a nice rifle that hasn't seen much use.

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    An update re valuation: I ran across the closed auction. No bids with a $1000 USD reserve.
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    I ran it one time for seven days and then pulled it, too many Enfield's listed at the same time;

    Look Hambone you didn't want it so leave be. There's nothing wrong with it except the replaced swivels.

    Peter those initials do not look fresh when you see them in person. I think maybe Brian may have some good guesses, Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayg View Post
    I ran it one time for seven days and then pulled it, too many Enfield's listed at the same time;

    Look Hambone you didn't want it so leave be. There's nothing wrong with it except the replaced swivels.

    Peter those initials do not look fresh when you see them in person. I think maybe Brian may have some good guesses, Ray
    I thought this thread was about the value of a No. 4 1942 Maltby. You didn't believe me when I told you $650-1000 (tops). The gentlemen here confirmed it. I believe it important to the thread, which you started, to fully address the question you posed to the collecting community here. I think that bids at a national (really international) firearm auction that runs for a week is responsive to your inquiry beyond conjecture and informative helpful to the rest of the posters here who freely provided you their opinions and knowledge, in good faith. I also believe, again, as I previously stated, that given what you are asking, and the representations you made, required from the beginning that the replaced swivels be mentioned at the outset.
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    You can't leave it alone can you, Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayg View Post
    You can't leave it alone can you, Ray
    Ray, it's a forum discussion that you requested and encouraged. As a forum discussion you can't control and direct discussion to provide the answers and results that you want to achieve without regard to any other opinions and information. If you auction it and get $2500 for it, please do then post that result up as that would be of great interest. So, you can have the last word, I've got nothing more to post on this topic at present.
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    Enough. If I never hear about this rifle again, it'll be too soon.

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    Sorry, I apologize if any of my posts offended anyone. Ray

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    Enough

    Now that this seemingly endless thread appears to be fading out, may I ever so gently point out that there is a forum:

    Appraisals, Fakery, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Forum

    which exists for the purpose of APPRAISAL.

    If the original query had just been about the unidentified marking on the butt, that would have been fine, but all the manoeuvering about the question of value has just been irritating, and in the end unproductive.

    Could moderators please take action to prevent discussion forums being misused by those who appear to be fishing for a price?


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