SOLD FOR: $2126
Make: Enfield. Originally produced by ROF Fazakerley. Converted by Parker Hale
Model: No.9 Mk1 Royal NavyTraining Rifle. A converted Enfield No.4 MkI.
Serial Number: A424
Year of Manufacture: May, 1944. Converted in 1957.
Caliber: .22 LR (.22 Long Rifle)
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine Hull
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The left side of the receiver is marked “.22 R.F. N.9 MkI”, “P-H 57” (Parker-Hale 1957) and with the serial number. It is also faintly marked with the original “No4 MKI ROF (F) 5/44”. The (F) is for Fazakerley. The rear of the bolt handle and the underside of the forearm are both marked with the serial number. The face of the muzzle is marked “PARKERIFLED / AGP” The top of the grip is marked with faded numbers. The left side of the butt is painted “4” and the right side is marked “177”. There are a few other small markings on the rifle. The bottom of the magazine is marked with numbers that do not correlate to the serial number.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set between 2 protective ears. The rear sight is an aperture sight when down. It flips up to become a sight ladder marked from “3-13”. The ladder uses a separate adjustable aperture.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip with finger groove, serrated handguard, metal nosecaps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops, and a brass buttplate. The buttpalte shows light oxidation. The wood shows several scrapes, scratches and compression marks. Many have damaged small areas of the surface wood. The wood has been oiled. The LOP measures 13 3/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Black Gun Paint
Finish Originality: Original to Conversion.
Bore Condition: The muzzle and grooves are semi bright. The rifling is deep. There is some scattered light erosion near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The metal shows scattered scrapes and small scratches. The right side of the stock collar has surface erosion showing through the new finish. The top right of the stock collar has had its finish touched up with paint. The screw heads show use. The new markings are deep; the original markings are faded. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The magazine is an empty hull that acts as a shell catcher. Single rounds must be loaded by hand.
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 an empty magazine hull. It acts as a shell catcher. It also comes with an unmarked web sling.
The rifle is stored in a wooded Transit Case marked “No 9” and “CHEST. S.A.No.15.MkI TEL SGT MkI”.
Our Assessment: This is a rare Enfield No9 MkI .22 caliber, single shot training rifle. It is one of only 3,000 made for the British Royal Navy between 1956 and 1960. No9 MkI Rifles started out as Enfield No4 Rifles. They were converted to .22 LR by Parker-Hale. The original barrels were sleeved during the conversion. This is a good looking rifle that comes in a wooden Transit Case. This Rare Enfield No9 MkI will make a nice addition to your collection. Good luck.