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Does this appear authentic from what I have been able to photograph? I've never seen one before. A neighbor has it and is using it for a "truck gun". I borrowed it long enough to clean the bore for him and take a few pics. I'd like to make him an offer and rescue it, but I have no idea of a value range. The bore is excellent. There is minor surface rust on many of the parts and the stock is still nice - doesn't appear to have been sanded. I failed to notice if the bolt is matching. He has no mount or scope. No import marks; no FTR marks. Thanks, DDR
 

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At first glance it looks like a 1944 BSA. There should be some other tell-tale markings. Try here for them. http://enfieldrifles.profusehost.net/ri10c.htm

If, as it appears to be, genuine, it ought to shoot very well as they were specially selected from the factory for conversion to Ts. (The TR marking is the giveaway.)

If you want a scope and scope mount, start looking for the mortgage now. Having said that they are worth having even without the scope.
 

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Does this appear authentic from what I have been able to photograph?
Hard to tell from your photos, but for better certainty, you might want to compare the markings on your rifle to the 130 picture detailed photo montage of the one below.

There's an entry in the England Section (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12 of the MKL (Milsurp Knowledge Library), of a 1944 Enfield No.4 Mk1(T) Sniper Rifle (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=89 mfg by BSA Shirley
c/w matching Model No.32 Mk.3 Scope (Mfg by Taylor-Hobson & Co.)

Hope that helps somewhat ... :)

Regards,
Badger
 

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From what I see, it's legit. Other things to look for:

- "S 51" mark on the toe behind the grip
- letter "S" on the right side of the action at the front of the mag well (on the blockish part)
- old scope number on the tang wood
- maybe a faint "T" in serif font on the left rail
 

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Looks to be one of the rifles never fitted with a scope, unless the T stamp is just not visible on the left receiver wall. Finish is exactly like one I had that was also a 1944 and an N32--- serial number: rather anemic black paint over phosphating. Definitely no Suncorite around when they did these. Wood looks original.
 
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