Date: July 1949
Serial No PF120043
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
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 1949 & retains much of the original
The original Mk1 (Singer) sight is still present. The action, bolt, magazine
& fore-end have matching serial numbers.
It is stocked in beech which is in very good condition. The butt is standard
length and has the brass butt plate.
The trigger has the correct 2-stage pull.
The bore is in excellent condition, standard 5 groove rifling gauging
very tight at .301".
This one is fitted with a "N" Normal Lenght butt
This is an early No4 Mk2 from the first year of manufacture