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Hi all:

I'd like some help identifying my No.4 Mk I.

The wrist strap says:

A

13822 (serial no.)

Model 1944

B.S.

The bottom of the stock, just behind the metal nose cap says: "B.L."

Can anyone translate these hieroglyphics?

Thanks.
 

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According to The Enfield Story page 491 BS stands for B.S.A. Shirley, Birmingham U.K. Also page 480 shows A is No 4 magazine-not interchangeable
 

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The A should be at the end of the serial number for the N/I rifles.

Serial number suggests a ROF Maltby .
Is the same number with " A " as a prefix , on the back of the bolt handle ?
Is it actually stamped "model 1944" or is it "M 1944" ?
 

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The wrist strap has the letter "A" just above where it says " M 1944"

Then it says "B.S" just below that.

Below B.S. it says the serial number: "13822"

On the back of the bolt it says: B.S. 13822 (no "A")

The only thing on the side of the receiver is: No.4 M1*

Timberlord: what does "N/I" mean? Non-Ishapore?

Thanks for the help guys.
 

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N / I = non interchangeable
The A could be an inspector stamp .
Everything seems to point to a Maltby
...but...
No4 Mk1* or No4 Mk1 ?
 
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