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    Trying to date this Savage NO4 MK1* I just picked up.

    Got a pretty dang good deal on it. Serial number is 66C**** with a B underneath it. I tried googling but didn't find much.

    There's also what looks like a sideways sickle under the designation.







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    soon some one will get you an answer nice find

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    The sideways sickle is actually the US "flaming bomb" inspection stamp.

    Your rifle will be 1943.

    Production ended near 1,100,000 in mid- late 1944.

    Rather than adding anothe digit in front of the C letter prefix, they went back to 0c and added a 5th digit after the letter prefix.

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    The Savage-Stevens operations routing sheets show that the B was added as one of the last stages of work, but at present we don't know what it signifies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    The sideways sickle is actually the US "flaming bomb" inspection stamp.



    Your rifle will be 1943.

    Production ended near 1,100,000 in mid- late 1944.

    Rather than adding anothe digit in front of the C letter prefix, they went back to 0c and added a 5th digit after the letter prefix.

    I was guessing it would be somewhere in '43. So it's basically a stamp that failed to properly stamp? Interesting.

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    soon some one will get you an answer nice find
    A local gun store had it listed on armslist for $400. Came with a Savage marked bayonet.

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