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    Posted: March 30 2018 at 9:37am
Recently purchased an enfield with some interesting markings that I would like to learn about.

so far I have

No 4 Mk I * Longbranch 1943

- All serial numbers seem to match besides the mag

- Magazine has a B stamp ... Lithgow marking?

- Stock has a number 8 with a triangle

- stock has brass buttplate

- 0 on the bolt head

- MK II sights with the broad arrow

please see attached images, I appreciate any assistance





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FTR marking with an M in the middle



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he!!o.
The only image you have is of the serial number. Nothing special there.
The B on the magazine could possibly be a L with a B inside of it denoting a Longbranch stamp. If you could post some more photos besides the one,we could be of better assistance to you.
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Factory Thorough Repair at ROF Maltby.
Possibly rusted bore or chamber (6-point starstar on breech) or its a pair of "broad arrows" facing each other for Sold Out Of Service.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Bore is pretty clean with no pitting or rust I can see at all; which was one of the main reasons I got it.




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Nice. Really impressed on how you took and posted pics!! Still out of my expertise!😁
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looks a righteous no4 mkI* to me, built at the height of production , but im missing something the others have seen here , 
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Perhaps the original bore was rusted & they replaced it with a new one during the FTR?
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