Serial No A12301
The No4 Mk2 was approved in January 1949 and deliveries of completed rifles
commenced in July 1949 and were only manufactured at the Fazakerley Royal
Ordnance Factory in Liverpool. Manufacture ceased circa 1955.
There were approximately 450,000 newly made No4 Mk2s manufactured at Fazakerley.
The main deference between the Mk1/Mk1* & the Mk2 is that the trigger
is mounted on the action body, where previously the trigger was mounted
on the trigger guard. This was to overcome problems with trigger pull.
The Mk2 has a transverse screw through the rear of the forend where as
the Mk1 has a tie plate. The woodwork on these was beech.
This rifle was manufactured in 1957 & retains nearly
100% of the original finish.
The original Mk1 (Singer) sight is still present. The action, bolt &
fore-end have matching serial numbers.
It is stocked in beech which is in excellent condition.
The fore-end has the matching serial number stamped on it.
The butt is S marked 12mm shorter than standard, and has the brass butt
The trigger has the correct 2-stage pull. The bore is in very good condition
and has the standard 5 groove rifling.
The 1956 & 57 dated rifles showing FTR markings are
new rifles and not FTRd there is no evidence of removing previous markings
they were built as new & marked FTR
The belief is these rifles were part of a fixed qty of rifles that had
to be FTRd so any rifles that were scrapped were simply replaced by new
rifles but the markings remained the same.