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That it could be however the barrel is a mid/late 1930s manufacter and the 9'44 on the barrel surely must align with the 9'44 stamping in the butt. Maybe not FTRd but an armourers stamping for when it was rebarreled. Has the H on the wrist so not necessarily a rifle club H barrel conversion. It's the second H barrel I have seen with a 9'44 marked barrel and 9'44 on the butt.
How is this a 30’s barrel?
 

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Surely that date of 1962 would be a fitment marks as SAF ended its production of No.1 parts in 1960 (according to Ian Skennerton). When National Service finished in 1959, there was a large drawdown in SMLE stocks and these were sold off, given to cadets or put into storage. The only support for No.1s in service were for the HTs that lingered in service for a little while yet. And RAAOC also ended its wider support for No.1s at unit level in 1959 upon completion of NS in 1959.
No not surely because some of them were unused, never fitted to an action and dated.
 
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