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Kchapmansc: That's a real beauty! Curious about your barrel- is it a 5 groove type? My '41 Maltby is 5 groove while my '42 (both original barrels) is 2- groove. Here's a shot of the left side of the '42 with markings now reduced to a few stamps but still fairly neat and with the Maltby identifier moved to the left cheek. The details of the milling have changed quite a bit from '41.

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Here's a couple of shots of my '41. Slathered in green paint but matching bolt and forend as well as original barrel. No letter prefix so I guess this is the 2,528th off the line, assuming they started at 10,000?

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@Ruprecht, good gravy, that's a brilliant rifle. Wow. The green paint, it may be my screen, but I can't make it out save for the stuff on the magazine. Is it the period theater paint, or a stateside job? I can't see it well enough to determine...it may be that the rifle itself has temporarily blinded me. :)
I assume it was done in service, but who knows? As always, it does a good job and there's no corrosion at all under the barrel. My only other '41 is a Fazakerley. The only '41 BSA's I've seen for sale had too many replacement parts for the price and Long Branch's of that vintage are worth their weight in gold up here.

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