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I will keep the data base current. Please note if the rifle is still in wrap, if you removed it from wrap or suspect is was a cocoon based on condition. Also note if the rifle looks issued or unissued based on your judgement. I own two of them and have permission to post two consecutive SN's located in Australia. I will keep a spread sheet and send you a copy if requested. The thread will be stickied by Jon. Regards, Rick.

55 UF 21286 in the wrap, Missouri
55 UF 5763 unissued unwrapped, Missouri
55 UF 11389 unissued unwrapped, Australia
55 UF 11390 unissued unwrapped, Australia
 

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UF 55 A 29251 Issue, RAF early 70's wrapped on reciept, unwrapped for use, purchased privately on demob from RAF. "Lost" at proof house in Birmingham while being inspected under constabulary control.

UF 55 A 18909 Century U.S. Import stamped on barrel. Unwrapped by me, currently in use.
 

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Here is a spreadsheet of the first nine reported. Please check an see if your SN is included. Regards, Rick.

680
29xx
5763
11389
11390
14217
18909
21286
29251
 

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Thanks Charlie.....yours makes #12 documented and posted. Here is the list so far..

UF 55 A prefix Mk4 NO2

680 unissued UK
2775 unwrapped by owner/unissued
29xx issued
5763 unissued Mo
10147 ?
10688 in wrap gun broker
11389 unissued Aus
11390 unissued Aus
14217 unissued
18909 unissued
21286 In wrap Mo
29251 unwrapped by owner for issue in RAF
 

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Not too exciting, but here are mine:

A4282 in the wrap in CT
A4283 in the wrap in CT
A4284 in the wrap in CT
A4285 in the wrap in CT
 

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Pretty darn exciting if you ask me. Thanks for posting....spreadsheet updated. Regards, Rick.
 

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Thanks ED. Here is the list to date. Looks like 18 reported so far. Regards, Rick.

UF 55 A prefix Mk4 NO2

680 unissued UK
1409 unwrapped Gun Broker
2775 unwrapped by owner/unissued
29xx issued
4282 in wrap CT
4283 in wrap CT
4284 in wrap CT
4285 in wrap CT
5763 unissued Mo
7251 unissued unwrapped
10147 ??
10688 in wrap Mo
11389 unissued Aus
11390 unissued Aus
14217 unissued
18909 unissued
21286 In wrap Mo
29251 unwrapped by owner for issue in RAF
 

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I think I know when Lance got some of his. ;)

I have UF 55 A4281 still in the wrap. It was going to by "christened" this year but life has thrown too many curve balls to allow such fun. :(
 

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Rescued UF 55...

I have UF 55 A31051.

Work in a gunshop and it turned up here one day early this year. It had been sporterized (chopped down stock) and the end of the barrel cut off (I nearly cried when I saw it), but the receiver hadn't been drilled or messed with and was in pristine original condition, with original sights still intact and no wear on the bolt. I rescued all the metal, have some unissued military wood and barrel, and am rebuilding it shortly as a shooter for service rifle competition. It will live again!:cool:
 

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Interesting, Pete. Sounds like a very worthwhile project. Please post some pics before and after and post them on the forum. Yours is the highest SN recorded to date. Regards, Rick.
 

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I bought 55 UF A33390 from a pawn shop back in May. Unwrapped, and it has a mismatched bolt (A30666). It still has the original wood though, and a bright sharp bore.
 

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Good Day Gent's

I just purchased my new girl today, unwrapped all #'s matching including magazine and she look's to be unfired in mint condition.
Serial # UF55 A12194
 

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I got one also, but dont have the s. no handy since it is at my other Residence in the Safe!
Bought mine unwrapped by Dealer 1 week before show with sling and bay. unissued and 100% blond stock NIB for $500. Otd 2 yrs. ago at show in Dalton Ga.!
 

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Here's mine---A 495.
Bought years ago from Sonja Ellison, came with matching bayonet and scabbard.
Has had <400 rounds through it at my hands. Set up as a range rifle.
-----krinko
 

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Mine was in the wrap purchased in the 90s from Turner's Outdoorsman in Pasadena A17284. It came with a #9 bayonet with scabbard heavily packed in grease. It looked unissued. The rifle shoots under an inch @ 100 yds with S&B ball.
 

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I have 2, both purchased by myself in the wrap in Virginia in 1998
#1 UF 55 A9992 unwrapped
#2 UF 55 10206 still in wrap

I have a friend that has one as well and I will get the serial #.
 
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