Just picked up my first British rifle a SMLE No.4 Mk.1 . Receiver is stamped No.4 Mk.1 * Long Branch 1944. Rifle is in good shape with some normal wear and tear but is one of the better ones I've seen, with a nice bore. And the price was right and it talked to me so I picked it up. Like I said this is my first true British rifle, I have a Eddystone M1917 but that is U.S. issue in 30/06. All my collecting is in American military weapons from WWI with most in WWII so this is where most of my expeariance lies. So my questions are is this rifle a U.S. manufactured for the British? Who was the manufacturer? Nothing comes up in my searches under Long Branch other than city info. I have all the stats and specs on the weapon and some history in my personal collection of books on weapons. But any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.