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Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by Eyescream, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

    Jan 15, 2002
    I picked this up last Friday, and just finished putting it back together after cleaning up the wood and refinishing it (in a small way) with boiled linseed oil.

    It's a No4 Mk1 from Maltby, made in 1943, and once I got it cleaned up I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bore's really shiny and the rifling looks good and sharp. Maybe I got one that had been carried much and shot little.

    I'm not going to clean up the metal for the same reason that I didn't steam the dents and gouges out of the stock. I like that it's got a little character, and it's a shooter. Not a safe queen.

    Anyway, enjoy.



    I know they stopped doing unit buttons on these a long time before mine was even produced, but I'd be really interested if anybody's got information on how I can find out what unit it was issued to.
  2. pokey074

    pokey074 The F.O. Man

    Oct 2, 2001
    South Dakota
    My favorite bolt action rifle and, in my opinion, the best bolt action military rifle ever designed.

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    Very cool, just needs a Nascar sticker.
  4. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

    Jan 15, 2002
    Maybe I could get a stock like this that I saw at Gander Mountain.

  5. BWT


    Apr 27, 2010
    Very nice! About what are they running these days?
  6. Eyescream

    Eyescream hates you

    Jan 15, 2002