No4. 7.62 CONV
Royal Ordnance Factory Enfield 1969
The No4 7.62 CONV is identical to the L39A1
and shares the same serial number range. The CONV rifles are quite scarce
and are a mystery, it is beleived they were built for military
rifle clubs and have been seen in some of the RAF shooting clubs.
This particular example was manufactured at Enfield in
1969 and is number 101. I have just had to have this rifle proofed as
it has never had civillian proof, only the 19T military proofs.
If it had been manufactured for the civillian market it would have gone
to one of the UK proof houses for proof.
This rifle conforms exactly to the L39A1 on page 513 of
the Lee Enfield Book by Ian Skennerton, it has a half stocked forend fitted
with a Enfield hammer foged heavy barrel
built on a No4 Mk2 action. It was designed as a single loader and the
303 magazine was simply used as a loading platform.
The butt pad is correct and has the CR prefix part number.
The Enfield hammer-forged barrel is fitted with Parker-Hale
'FS22B' foresight tunnel, the receiver is mounted with a Parker-Hale 'PH5'
target sight with
1/4 MOA Adjustment
The heel of the butt is marked with a "L" indicating
it is fitted with a Long Butt.
This rifle is in excellent condition & is
the rarer variant of the 7.62 series of rifles with a low serial number
from the first year of manufacture