1944 Dated WORLD WAR II Era FAZAKERLEY Enfield No. 4 Mk1 C&R MILITARY Rifle
Primary INFANTRY Weapon w/BAYONET, SHEATH, &SLING
Here we present a C&R Fazakerley Enfield No. 4 MK1 Rifle, made in 1944 at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Fazakerley, a suburb of Liverpool, England. In England, two new Royal Ordnance Factories (ROF) were established to manufacture the No. 4 rifle. One at Fazakerley (a suburb of Liverpool) and one at Maltby (near Sheffield). In addition, Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) built a plant in Shirley to manufacture the No. 4 rifle. Production was underway at these plants by the middle of 1941, well into World War II. Wartime guns all had letter prefixes, but each maker had a different number after the prefix to differentiate manufacturers. Maltby guns had a “1” after the letter prefix, Fazakerley guns had a “2”, and BSA generally a “3”. Some BSA guns lacked an alphabetic prefix, and other BSA guns had dual letter prefixes that did not start with a “3”.
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. As mentioned above, 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. Armory refinished. The action is excellent. The bore is shiny bright with sharp rifling. The stock is solid. The numbers match on the bolt, receiver, and socket.
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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