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At a dealers table this past weekend was a 1917 Enfield N1mk3 in a brand new blond unmarked stock set much like a Irish contract N4mk2. It was all stamped matching, bolt,reciever and nose cap. all metal was painted semi gloss black.... duller than my 9/53 Fazerkley i have at home. On the side of the reciever was dremelled a date " 6/52" but no other markings. It did not have an Ishy screw. My question is "Did any country rearsenal N1mk3's in the 50's? Or was this a fake?... I looked at it several times but passed it up at $250us...... thanks
 

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Hard to say without seeing it, but BSA certainly FTR'd some No.1s in the '50s for practice/foreign contracts/military aid.

All of the ones I've seen are marked "FTR 1953" on the fwd L/H side of the receiver, and have the Suncorite finish, but from your description, it certainly sounds possible that this rifle is legit. If it is a good 'un, it'd be a fairly uncommon "variation", and easily worth 250 frog skins, IMO.
 

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Thanks for the reply....That's what threw me as it only had the date not "FTR" anywhere. I stopped and looked at it 3 times but since i had never seen one either in person or read about one in a book or on the net i passed....should have got it......damn
 

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jmikeb653, Too bad it got away...do you remember the dealer's name? You might still be able to pick it up. Going by the table three times is a strong indicator that it was talking to ya. :)

Regards, Brad
 

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That is what i am hoping for..... that he will be at next months gun show and it will still be in his rack....... marked down!:D
 
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