1943 WORLD WAR II Era FAZAKERLEY Enfield No. 4 MK1 INFANTRY Bolt Rifle C&R
WW2 Dated SMLE
Here we present a Fazakerley Enfield No. 4 MK1 Rifle, made in 1943 at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Fazakerley, a suburb of Liverpool, England. The British No. 4 rifle was a development of the Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle. It featured a heavier, flat sided body, a heavier barrel, and an aperture rear sight. The No. 4 was approved for service in November of 1939, but due to the difficulties of setting up production in new factories, it didn’t see large scale production until early 1942. After that point, it became the primary British and Canadian infantry weapon. Production took place at the Royal Ordnance Factories at Fazakerley and Maltby, along with the BSA’s plant at Shirley and in the USA & Canada.
In the late 1940s, production ceased at the BSA-Shirley facility. Somewhere around 1950, the rifle fabrication machinery was sold to the Pakistan Ordnance Factory in Wah, Pakistan. The Pakistan Ordnance Factory (P.O.F.) undertook an extensive “Factory Thorough Repair” (FTR) program, refurbishing a good many No. 4 MK1 rifles. This involved various improvement including the replacement of simplified wartime rear sights with the MK1 sight which had originally been intended for this rifle.
The overall condition is very good. The action is strong. The bore is bright in very good shape. All marks are clear. This example is dated “1943” and “FTR” marked. The stock is solid throughout and includes a canvas web sling. A great British rifle from the second World War!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 25 inches.
Caliber: .303 British
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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