SOLD FOR: $1,266
Make: Parker Hale
Model: Enfield No.9 Mk1 Royal Navy Training Rifle (a converted Enfield No. 4 rifle)
Serial Number: A2307
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Caliber: .22 LR (AKA .22 Long Rifle, .22 RF or .22 Rim Fire)
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action, Detachable Sled Magazine
Markings: There is no visible import mark. The left side of the receiver is marked “.22 R.F. N.9 MkI”, “P-H 59” (Parker-Hale 1959) and with the serial number. The rear of the bolt handle and the underside of the forearm are both marked with the serial number. The rear of the receiver has faded stampings on it. The bolt body is jeweled. The bottom of the cocking handle is marked “F”, “K 11” and with two faded stamps. The middle barrel band is marked “7” and the front band is marked “S”. The muzzle is marked “PARKERIFLED / A.G.R.”. The rear sight is marked “P” twice, “46” and with a faded number. The bottom of the grip is marked “F / 58 / M / 12”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 25 Inches
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade set between two protective ears. The rear sight is an aperture sight when down. It flips up to become a sight ladder marked from “3-13”. The aperture has a large rubber shade attached. There is a replacement aperture in the buttstock that has no shade. The apertures screw in and out.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The four piece stock set has a straight grip, nosecaps, 2 barrel bands, 2 sling loops and a brass buttplate with a hinged door for storage. There is an extra aperture for the rear sight stored in the buttstock. The stock shows a light scrapes and compression marks. The most prominent marks are on the belly of the stock. The LOP measures 13 3/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: High Gloss Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom nosecap shows a few scrapes. The left side of the receiver shows a small area of discoloration. The remaining metal shows a few light handling marks. The screw heads are intact. The new markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition, as refinished.
Mechanics: The magazine is missing its single shot sled (stationary follower). 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: There is an extra aperture for the rear sight stored in the buttstock. It is in about Fine condition. The rifle also comes with one refinished magazine that is missing its single shot sled (stationary follower). Imperfections on the metal, such as light pitting, show through the new finish. The bottom of the magazine shows scrapes. The magazine is in about Very Good condition as refinish and in its current incomplete state.
Our Assessment: This is a rare Enfield No9 Mk1, .22 caliber, single shot training rifle. It has been refinished in a beautiful high gloss blue. It is one of only 3,000 made for the British Royal Navy between 1956 and 1960. The No9 Mk1’s started out as Enfield No4 rifles that were converted to .22 LR by Parker-Hale. The original barrels were sleeved during the conversion. This one is in Excellent condition but the magazine is not. The magazine is missing its single shot sled (stationary follower). With some work you should be able to find one on line. If not, the sled shouldn’t be too hard for a gunsmith to put together as the sled only holds one round and does not move.
For more information on the Enfield No9 Mk1 and other Enfield .22 rifles see http://www.rifleman.org.uk/Enfield_Rifle_No.9.html.