Serial No PF334911
The serial number of this rifle denotes it was one of
the 50,000 Irish Contract Rifles
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 December 1954 & retains
all of the original finish.
The original Mk1 (Singer) sight is still present. The action, bolt &
fore-end have matching serial numbers the bore has the standard 5 groove
It is stocked in beech which is in mint condition.
The fore-end has the matching serial number stamped on it. The butt is
standard length and has the brass butt plate.
The trigger has the correct 2-stage pull.
Superb Condition. Bore Measures as new at.302"