Lee Enfield No 4 MKI* New Unfired Condition
- Licensing Category: Non-restricted
- Maker: Enfield
- Model: No.4
- Caliber/Gauge: .303
We are pleased to offer an original No 4 MKI* lendlease rifle built by Stevens in 1943. This example shows the barrel and action full and coated with the original cosomoline as it left the Stevens plant in 1943. It remains in absolutely new condition. The cosmoline was removed from the left side of the socket to verify the serial number. The socket shows SN #41C0481 over the Savage/Stevens S over the date 1943 over the US flaming bomb. The background of the rifle is a follows. In early 1970 International Firearms(Century) in Montreal acquired a number of cases of new unused No 4 rifles. The rifles were a mix of Long Branch and Stevens. All the guns were in new, unused condition. I recall that these rifles were sourced out of White Point Assets Dispersal Area. We purchased a number of cases. These guns were shipped to Nova Scotia in individual cardboard boxes in wood cases. None of the bolts were installed but were in a small cardboard boxes within the rifle boxes. I sold the rifles over an extended period of time and all were sold with the original cosomline. I recently acquired a collection which include this rifle in a very tattered but original box, including the original bolt in it's serial number box. The bolt remains in new condition with A O and flaming bomb bolt head. Matching numbers and unfired bolt face. This example shows 100% orignal finish both metal and wood. All parts show the S and flaming bomb marks. The left top of the receiver shows the US property lend lease mark. The forewood shows the S mark. There were in excess of one million No 4 rifles built and shipped to Britain during WW2. I would suggest that the number of these rifles that remain in private hands in new condition are very few and very scarce if not rare.