Yeah, I bought a sporterized Lee-Enfield Mark 4 No.1 built in 1942. The rifle is older than my father. Mind you the rifle is in great shape although it was very dirty. Once I got the bore cleaned up it was nice and shiny with no pitting present. The beechwood stock although uninspiring is in great shape, the bluing is 95% with a couple of scratches on the barrel and a small bit of rust on the action. Whoever sporterized the rifle looks to have rebarreled the rifle. I suspect the sporterizing was a factory job since the barrel is marked with it's actual length and has the British proof marks. I'm contemplating getting a company in Ottawa to apply CeraKote to the barrel and action mostly to see how good a job they can do before I commit a more expensive rifle or handgun to the process.
At seventy-five bucks it was a pretty good price. I could sell the magazine for anywhere from forty-five to seventy-five dollars afterall.
|As you can see the upper part of the fore-stock has been removed as has the original front sight and the lower fore-stock has been substantially reduced.|
|The stripper clip bridge and the original rear sights are still present. The original battle sight has a v-groove in the bottom which I suspect is an attempt to lower the shot groups.|
|I must admit to a predilection for brass furniture on a firearm. Nothing dresses up a musket or old military arm like a bit of brass.|