Sold For; $1,225
Make: Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley, England
Model: Enfield No4 Mk2
Serial Number: A41402
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the front of the barrel reads “CAI ST ALB VT / .303 UK”. The left side of the receiver is marked “No4 Mk2 / UF. 55 A21402”. “UF” is a Fazakerley marking found only on 1955 dated Fazakerley rifles (page 26 of Charles Stratton’s book, British Enfield Rifles Vol. 2 3rd Edition – Lee-Enfield No.4 and No. 5 Rifles). “55” is the date. The left side of the receiver, rear of the bolt handle, bottom of the magazine, and underside of the forearm are each marked with the serial number. The top of the receiver is marked with a partial inspection stamp. The stock collar is marked with an “arrow head” and a few small inspection stamps. The top of the nosecap is marked “S 76”. The bolt body is marked with several small British stampings including “crossed flags”, “F”, and “P40”. The top of the front sight is marked “F / 0.45” and the top of the rear sight is marked “F” (3 times) and “CR403”. The bottom of the grip is marked “S” and with 2 partial “crowned” inspection stamps. The metal parts are marked with a few other inspection stamps. The forearm, bottom of the grip, and bottom of the butt are each marked with small inspection stamps.
The magazine follower is marked “F / 51”. The bottom of the bayonet blade and the bayonet base are both marked with “arrow heads”. The base of the bayonet is also marked “NO9Mk1”, “ED-54”, and with a small inspection stamp. The “ED” is an Enfield mark.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set between two protective ears. The rear sight is an aperture sight when down. It flips up to become a sight ladder marked from “2-13”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock set has a straight grip, metal nosecaps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops, and a brass buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows a few small scratches, small dents, and oxidation. One of the buttplate screws shows heavy surface erosion. The stock hardware shows light scrapes. The wood shows a compression mark on the right above the trigger. The left side of the grip is scraped. The wood shows a few other scuffs & handling marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Black Paint over Oil Darkened Metal
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The lands are bright. The grooves are semi bright. The muzzle is light grey. The rifling is deep. There is frosting at the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows scrapes & a few scratches. The screws show light use. Some of the markings are lightly struck. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. The barrel moves upwards slightly when pressure is applied and returns to its original position. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
The bayonet mounts the rifle correctly.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a No9 Mk1 Bayonet & Scabbard. The bayonet shows scuffs & a few light scrapes. It is in about Fine condition. The scabbard has been refinished. It has light surface erosion showing through the finish. The throat of the bayonet shows surface erosion. It is in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refinished. The rifle has a sling attached. The leather shows light scrapes & creasing. The metal shows light oxidation, and some soiling. Overall the sling is in about Fine condition. The rifle comes with a 10 round magazine that shows scrapes. It is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Enfield No.4 Mk2 was made at the Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley back in 1955. It looks impressive with or without its bayonet mounted. This No.4 Mk2 has matching part numbers on the receiver, bolt handle, stock, and magazine. The Enfield No.4 Mk2 is considered to be the last bolt action rifle of the British Empire. This Enfield is in Fine condition and even comes with a No9 Mk1 Bayonet & Scabbard. It will add nicely to any Military or Enfield collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable? (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R rifle can be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.