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Besides the fact that it's a No4 mk1

No visible import marks.

I don't know why they keep coming out upside down













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Isn't the "import mark" the fact that it says ENGLAND on the front of the receiver? Back in the mid/late 60s that was an import marking of sorts.
 

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correct sean, its usually there or on the wrist. So yes the rifle is import marked.
It was more along the lines if a rhetorical questions, but glad you've seen this bit o' knowledge yourself.
 

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In summary.

Rifle, No.4 Mk.1 made at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Maltby, Yorkshire. (1942?) Sold out of service at some point and later Proofed in London some time after 1954. Stamped with England as country of origin, as required by the US authorities prior to the 1968 GCA.

Has "A" suffix serial number meaning that it has some non-interchangeable parts.
 

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What does all that stuff on the tip of the barrel mean?
What Beerhunter said...

...Proofed in London some time after 1954.
To expand a bit...It's the standard marking applied after being proof tested at the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers' (London) Proof House. As required by law in the UK on all firearms on the commercial market (in this case...post military service). Caliber, chamber length, pressure...that sort of thing. Done sometime between 1954 when the specific rules for the marks on your rifle were adopted, and 1972 when they began also applying dates (I think 1972 is the year...but don't quote me on that just yet). The Birmingham Proof House applied a date code from 1921 on.
 
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