1942 WORLD WAR 2 LEND/LEASE SAVAGE Enfield No 4 Mk 1* Bolt Action Rifle C&R
LEND/LEASE ACT Produced in the United States
Here we present a C&R British Lend/Lease Act U.S. Property Marked Savage Enfield No. 4 Mk.1* Rifle, made circa 1942 by the J. Stevens Arms Company, which was a division of the Savage Arms Company, in Chicopee, Massachusetts. After declaring war against Germany in September of 1939, which was two days after Germany invaded Poland, Great Britain found itself in the dire situation with the threat of German invasion of her homeland and desperately needed small arms to defend it. In 1940, they turned to the industrial might of the United States to manufacture the British designed Enfield No. 4 Mark I rifle. These rifles are referred to as the “Savage Enfield” but were actually made by Stevens. In early 1941 Britain was running out of money, and President Roosevelt knew that it was necessary for the U.S. to assist them in staving off the Germans. Roosevelt got the “Lend Lease Act” passed in March of 1941. This act led to the U.S. taking over all existing British contracts with U.S. manufacturers. This included the Savage-Stevens and the Thompson contracts. All firearms manufactured under this act were U.S. marked.
There were several thousand Enfield rifles manufactured by Savage-Stevens under the British contracts prior to the Lend Lease agreement that were not stamped as U.S. Property. After the agreement, the redesigned rifle was designated as the No. 4 MK. I*, as is this one, and represented the majority of Savage-Stevens Enfield production.
The overall condition is very good. Excellent action. Great bore: shiny bright with sharp rifling. The stock is solid.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 25-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .303 British
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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