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I recently picked a rather nice Savage No4, Mk1. In all respects it looks like my 1942 dated Savage except the handguard has no grooves. All matching, not import marked and no refurbishment markings. Unless I have totally lost it, I can not find a date mark.
Can any one tell me why or what this means?
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It could have left the factory without a date stamp. Unlikely.
It is probably an FTR'd rifle that has been scrubbed. I've got an LB that has markings so faint as to be un-seeable in all but bright sunlight. Not all FTR'd rifles were marked FTR, as it was done at a lower level. Does the left ring have the appearance of being reblued / re parked, or some unusual "flat" spots?
Interesting........ :cool:
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It is a No 4 Mk 1, NOT a Mk 1 *, right? If so, it would be a 1941 or early 42, as you stated. Lunchbox special? lol
 

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Savage/Stevens stopped marking the date on their No4 rifles sometime in 1943 and then continued production into 1944...so it is most probably one of those.
----krinko
 

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But... Savage stopped making Mk1's almost as soon as they started production, and started making Mk 1*'s (ealy '42), so it couldn't be a 43. Now if it is a Mk 1*, you might be on to something. Need more information, don't we? :)
 

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Savage No4, Mk1*

Just received the rifle It is a No. 4, Mk1*. It has a SN of 0C28XXX, which according to the thread you guys provided would indicate a manufacture date of 1944. It is definitely not an FTR. Once I get it cleaned up it will be a very good condition No. 4 Mk1*. I appreciate allthe help!
 
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