Serial No PF184509
The No4 Mk2 was approved in September 1949 and deliveries
of completed rifles commenced in December 1954 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 February 1950
The original Mk1 (Singer) sight is still present. The action, bolt &
fore-end have matching serial numbers & the bore has the standard
5 groove rifling, magazine has been renumbered to match
It is stocked in beech which is in good condition, the
Butt has the brass butt plate and is marked with an"S" indicating
it is 12mm shorter than standard.
Just been proofed at London, head space, bore etc have all been gauged
Very Good Bore Measures as new at .301"