Long Branch 7.62 with Laminated Stock
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Long Branch
- Model: No.4
SN 26L12539 is a 1943 No.4 MK1* Long Branch converted to 7.62 Nato by Canadian Arsenals circa 1950's. This rifle is with the very scarce one of 1approximmately 200 laminated stock units. These stocks were built with Horizon tally laid maple (Ref. pages 329 of the "Lee Enfield Final Edition" by Ian Skennerton. According to certain Lee Enfield specialists in the Ontario area these stocks were far scarcer than the later versions. The rifle shows a CA 7.62 caliber barrel with a bright excellent bore. The receiver ring shows the maple leaf proof and #585. The side rail is marked 2. As with the prior rifle sold by us, the receiver is mounted with a Parker Hale PH-5C target sight. This example shows a matching bolt to the socket serial. The bolt shows a No 1 head. This rifle may have been a part of a project #3026 X P 225-28 by CA Ltd. The underside of the forestock shows stock #30. Unfortunately, the underside of the stock was relived and bedded by a prior target shooter, obliterating the stock numbers. The butt shows a #41 under the plate. This rifle came mounted with a TPL and Canadian marked sling. A scarce Canadian 7.62 rifle mounted with the very scarce laminated stock.