SOLD FOR: $1242.72
Make: Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley, England
Model: No5 Mk1 (Jungle Carbine)
Serial Number: T1082
Year of Manufacture: November, 1945
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable 10 round Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the stock collar reads “ENGLAND”. The British export mark on the barrel reads “.303 2.222 inch / 18.5 TONS PER square inch” (the rifle fires a .303 projectile, the case max overall length was 2.222 inches and it was pressure tested to 18.5 to tons). The left side of the receiver is marked “No5 MK1 ROF (F) / 11/45 T1082”. The “F” is for ROF Fazakerley. The top of the receiver and top of the barrel are each marked with a “crown / BNP” proof. The rear of the bolt handle is marked with the serial number and partial stampings. The rear of the receiver and the bolt head are each marked with “crossed flags”. The stock collar is marked with small partial stampings. The bolt assembly is marked “F” and “F5”. The rear sight is marked “F”. The left side of the buttplate is marked with an arrow head. The rear of the magazine is marked with a few small inspection stamps. There are a few other small markings on the rifle.
The bottom of the web sling is marked (faded) “MW&S 1940 arrow”. The base of the bayonet blade is marked “W.S.C.”. The rear of the belt frog is marked with a “circled arrow head” and faded markings.
Barrel Length: Approximately 20 ½ inches to the end of the flash hider.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade between two protective ears. The rear sight is a fixed aperture in the down position. When flipped up a second smaller elevation adjustable aperture is used on the sight ladder. The ladder is marked from “2 – 8”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a straight grip with a finger groove, barrel band with sling loop, through bolt, sling well, and a metal & hard rubber buttplate with an attached sling bar. The grip has been sanded & shaped. The buttplate & barrel band have been coated in lacquer and show discoloration. Surface erosion shows through the lacquer finish. The recoil pad shows scratches and a few small areas of surface loss. The wood shows several scuffs, scrapes and scratches. Many of these marks have dulled or damaged areas of the finish. The LOP measures 13 ¼ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Black Paint over Oil Darkened Metal. The metal has been coated with lacquer.
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The lands are bright, the grooves are light grey and the rifling is deep. There is fouling and intermittent light erosion in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The metal has been coated with lacquer and is discolored from the laquer. The stock collar and trigger guard have light surface erosion showing through the lacquer finish. The metal shows several scrapes & scratches that have removed areas of the black paint finish. Most of the oil darkened metal finish below the paint appears intact. The screw heads show use. The markings on the left side of the receiver are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a No.5 MkI bayonet, scabbard & belt frog as well as with a magazine & sling. The blade shows scrapes & light scratches from insertion & removal from the scabbard. The handle & crosspiece show scratches. Overall the bayonet is in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The refinished scabbard shows light scrapes & a few small scratches. The scabbard is in about Fine condition. The belt frog shows discoloration and a few small spots of fraying. Overall it is in about Very Good condition. The 10 round magazine has been coated in lacquer. Light surface erosion shows through the lacquer finish. The magazine shows scrapes, scratches and a few small dents along the bottom. Overall it is in about Very Good condition. The web sling shows soiling & discoloration on the webbing as well as scrapes & oxidation on the metal. Overall it is in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This No5 Mk1 “Jungle Carbine” was made by Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley in England back in 1945. It has been refinished and is in Very Good Plus condition. It comes with a No.5 Mk1 bayonet, scabbard & belt frog as well as with a magazine & web sling. This is a good looking handy carbine that should be fun at the range.