Enfield No4 Mk2 Matching No.4 Mk 2 .303 British Bolt Action Rifle 1955 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1500
Make: Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley in England
Model: No4 Mk2
Serial Number: UF55A6164. The “UF” is a Fazakerley prefix.
Year of Manufacture: January, 1955
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the barrel reads “CAI ST ALB VT / 303 UK”. The left side of the receiver is marked “No4 MK2 / UF 55 A6164”. The “UF” is a Fazakerley prefix. The rear of the bolt handle, bottom of the forearm and bottom of the magazine are each marked with the last 5 digits of the serial number. The bolt assembly is marked with various small stampings including “crossed flags” on the bolt head and bolt handle. The metal parts are marked with various small British stampings, most are inspection stamps. The bottom of the grip, bottom of the butt, and bottom of the forearm are each marked with inspection stamps.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is 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”. The sight ladder uses an adjustable aperture.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip with finger groove, 2 nosecaps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops, and a metal buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows small scrapes and light oxidation. The wood shows various small scrapes & handling marks. The left side of the rear handguard shows a compression mark. The LOP measures 13 ½ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine Plus 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, and the rifling is deep. There is fouling in the grooves that should clean up some. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows various scuffs & handling marks. The trigger guard shows a few small scrapes on the edges. The screw heads show light use. The markings are crisp & clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a 10 round magazine. The magazine shows a few light scrapes & handling marks. It is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Enfield No4 Mk2 was made by the Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley in England back in 1955. It looks great and is in Fine Plus condition. The metal & wood are in niece shape with only minor blemishes and the bore is strong & bright. The rifle has matching numbers on the receiver, bolt handle, stock and magazine. This Enfield No4 Mk2 is an ideal rifle for an Enfield collector. Good luck.