Enfield No4 MkI T Sniper Rifle Scope .303 Bolt Action Case Binoculars C&R

Sold for $5030.00

LSB#: 220824RH002

Make: Enfield, BSA Shirley

Model: No4 MkI (T)

Serial Number: V35365

Year of Manufacture: 1945

Caliber: .303 British

Action Type: Bolt Action, Detachable Magazine

Markings: The import mark on the right front of the receiver reads “ENGLAND”. The British Export mark on the barrel reads “.303 2.22 inch / 18.5 TONS” (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 stock collar is marked “M47C” (the code for BSA Shirley), “1945”, with the serial number, and “TR” (the final inspection proof prior to being upgraded to a sniper by Holland & Holland). The markings of the left side of the receiver are partially covered. It is marked “T” (signifying a No.32 telescope had been fitted, and the combination had met all inspections). The rear of the bolt handle and bottom of the forearm (no letter prefix) are marked with the serial number. The front of the magazine well is marked with a partial “M/47C” stamping. The bottom of the butt is marked “S51” which is a Holland & Holland mark. The top of the grip is marked with the scopes serial number “23185” and with “crossed out numbers” from a scope that had been previously paired to the rifle. There are other small markings on the rifle.
The No.32 scope is marked “TEL. STG. No 32 MK III / OS. 2039 A / AK & S No23185 / 1945 / arrow head” and “W” in paint. The side of the scope base is marked “V92” and with the rifle’s serial number. The refurbished metal scope case is marked “CASE, STG. TEL. No 8, / B&Co. 1941” and “RIFLE V37594 (the rifle’s serial number). The interior of the metal scope case has instructions attached that explain how to zero the scope with the tool that is held in the case.
The rear of the canvas binocular case is marked “CURRY” in ink. The underside of the top cover is marked with a Canadian acceptance mark “arrow inside a C” and other info.
The binocular markings include “BINO PRISM No2 MK3”.

The front & back of the wood chest are both marked “CHEST S.A. No.1.5. Mk.I” in white paint. The tag on the end of the crate is marked “BA 10317 / EQUIPMENTS No4 T W / RIFLES MkI W/NB”. The underside of the top door has a worn equipment list attached to it. Its markings include “EQUIPMENT, RIFLE, NO.4 (SNIPING)”.

Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade set between two protective ears. The rear flip up sight ladder normally uses a fixed aperture in the down position. The aperture was removed inorder to mount the scope. The ladder is marked from “2 – 13”.
The left side of the receiver has two threaded holes for accepting the scope base that is attached to the scope. The scope appears to have been refurbished. The scope is a fixed 3 power with a post & horizontal line reticle. The glass lens view is clear. The adjustment knobs turn. The scope tube shows scrapes and scratches, mostly on the front. The small screw heads show heavy use. The mounting screws are integral to the base. The base shows scrapes.
The binoculares show scrapes & scratches. The view is slightly dim with several small flecks in the view.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a straight grip with finger groove, raised cheek piece, 2 nose caps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage. The buttplate shows scrapes. The stock hardware shows scrapes & scratches that have removed areas of the paint finish. The raised cheek piece is secured by two screws. The wood shows sanding marks. The wood shows scattered scrapes & scratches. The LOP measures 13 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Black Gun Paint

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright at the muzzle. There is light fouling in the bore which should clean up some. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish as refinished. The metal shows scattered scrapes and small scratches. The receiver and bolt shows operational wear. The screw heads show use. Some of the receiver markings are faded. 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 used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a No 32 scope assembly, No2 MK3 binoculars and cases for each; see above.
The rifle also comes with a green web sling and a 10-round magazine that shows scrapes. The magazine appears to function correctly.
The rifle, scope assembly and other accessories are stored in a wooden Transit Case. One of the leather handle straps has broken. The wood shows cracks, surface loss and wear.

Our Assessment: This Enfield No.4 Mk1 T Sniper Rifle started out as an Enfield No.4 Mk1 made at BSA Shirley during WWII. It was selected for its inherent accuracy and then upgraded to sniper configuration by Holland & Holland. The rifle was eventually imported into the U.S. and is marked accordingly on the barrel and receiver. The rifle has since been refinished. It comes with accessories that include a No 32 scope assembly, No2 MK3 binoculars and a wooden Transit Case.
This is a nice package that will add to your collection. Good luck.