WWII Savage Enfield No4 Mk1/3 303 British FTR Bayonet Bolt Action Rifle C&R
SOLD FOR: $1025.01
Make: Savage. Massachusetts, USA.
Model: Enfield No4 Mk1/3. An upgraded Enfield No4 Mk1*.
Serial Number: 0C63078
Year of Manufacture: Savage produced Enfields from 1941 to 1944.
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine
Markings: The import mark on the left side of the receiver reads “U.K. / .303 BRIT”. The import mark on the left side of the stock collar reads “IAC ALEX VA”. The top left of the receiver is marked “U.S. PROPERTY”. The left side of the receiver is marked deeply with the original markings; a small “flaming bomb”, “S” for Savage, and “No4 MkI*”. It is also lightly marked “No4 MK1/3 (F) FTR” and “/52 0C63087”. The light marks are from a 1952 Factory Thorough Repair (FTR) at ROF Fazakerley. The left side of the stock collar is marked with the serial number and “B”. The rear of the bolt handle, bottom of the forearm, and bottom of the magazine are each marked with the serial number. The bolt assembly is marked with stamping that include “S.C.” and “crossed flags”. The front barrel band is marked “MB13”. The bottom of the grip is marked with inspection stamps that include “F / 52”. The rear of the magazine is marked with a few inspection stamps. There are a few other small stampings on the rifle.
The base of the No4 MkII bayonet is marked (faded) “No4 MKII” and “87”. The release button is marked “N67”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set between two protective ears. The rear sight is a fixed aperture attached to a flip up sight ladder. The ladder used an adjustable aperture. The ladder is marked form “2-13”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip with finger groove, metal nosecaps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops, serrated handguard and a brass buttplate with a hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows scrapes, scratches and oxidation. The wood shows several scrapes and scratches. Most of the marks have been oiled. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Gun Paint
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are light grey. The rifling is deep. There is fouling and light intermittent erosion at the muzzle and in the grooves. The fouling should clean up some.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scuffs, scrapes and small scratches. These marks have removed areas of the paint finish on the barrel. They have also removed a small amount of the finish on the left rear of the receiver. The screw heads show moderate use. The original receiver markings are deep. Many of the remaining markings are light. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition as refinished.
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.
The bayonet mounts the rifle properly.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: The rifle comes with a refinished 10 round magazine. It shows scrapes & scratches, mostly along the bottom. It is in Very Good Plus condition. The rifle comes with a refinished No4 MkII Bayonets and a refinished MkI Scabbard. The bayonet shows scrapes, small scratches and faded markings. It is in Very Good Plus condition. The scabbard shows scuffs & light handling marks. It is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This Enfield No4 Mk1/3 has a number of markings on it that tell quite the story. The markings include matching numbers on the receiver, stock collar, bolt handle, stock and magazine.
The rifle started life as a No4 Mk1* made by Savage during WWII. It has a Savage “S” marking and a “U.S. PROPERTY” mark on the receiver. The rifle was made as part of the “Lend Lease” program and it eventually saw use in England. In 1952 the rifle was upgraded during a Factory Thorough Repair (FTR) at Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Fazakerley. It was later imported back into the U.S. for sales to the Civilian market. The rifle has been refinished, but the marksing are still in good shape. The rifle comes with a No4 MkII bayonets and MkI scabbard. This Savage Enfield No4 Mk1/3 will make a nice addition to a WWII or Enfield collection. Good Luck.