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Discussion in 'Enfield Rifles' started by 5thBatt, Mar 9, 2014.
Here's a beauty i picked up last year.
Awesome! I have a '47, found it in a pawn shop for $150. I think they had no idea what it really was, I wasn't even sure at first. If you didn't know, they can look like something someone created in his garage.
Is that the reason for the "electropencil" markings?
Looks odd, to me. JMHO
EP'd markings are the norm on Fazakerley No5s.
Well, I just learned something!!! Thanks!
There's a lot of EP markings on my Swedish AG42B, too.
So I do know they can be legitimate.
Mine is a Faz also, and all its markings are ep'd as well.
Ive got a 45 and a 46 BSA shirley. My 1946 is a LOT rougher than your 46 FAZ. Pretty sure mine was in the Malayan Emergency. Shoots but it's in sad shape.
Mine was actually in good shape mechanically and wood-wise.
The rear sight was gone (replacement was easy and cheap), the receiver had been d&t'd for a scope mount and it had a scope on it, it had a severely beat-up old skinny leather dress belt cobbled on for a sling, and the whole gun was filthy dirty.
But it cleaned up very well, the sling and sight were easy to find and cheap, and I might just use that scope mount on it anyway. It would be a sweet little hunting rifle!
I'd sure like to know how it wound up in a pawn shop in Grand Junction, Colorado. It has no import markings at all, and is all numbers-matching. Grand Junction is kind of middle-of-nowhere, not where I'd expect to find something like this.
Gorgeous furniture on that No5!!
That is a Beautiful Battle Rifle. Now for a green or khaki British sling?
The noise of these really attract attention when it is still Bow hunting season and somebody hears a very loud rifle, assuming that you are poaching deer. No, just "insurgent" Coke bottles....
True story, two years ago: when I (totally unexpectedly) heard a young lady deputy behind the thick bushes say "Shelby County-", I immediately leaned my Jungle Carbine against a tree.
Why is it that some people black out the serial #s of Mil Surp rifles?
A lot of people will black out the s/n on ANY gun in photos, not just milsurps. They state all kinds of "reasons", but to me it's just paranoia for many, and many others are just copycatting. Some think bad guys can/will use a serial number for nefarious purposes.
If somebody is ballsy enough to take a S/N off any weapon and put it on another gun and expect it to pass any look-ups, feel free. lol This isn't software.
Here are my other 2 No5s
That's nothing. I found a No 32 Mark I Rel sniper scope in a museum in Murphy N.Carolina. Had metal box it was issued with.