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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:49 pm 
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With the exception of the No4T which world war 2 rifle number 4 would you recommend and why?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:50 pm 
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I have always liked the No 4 Mk 2 rifles, esp the "Irish Contract" rifles. These were post-war production, when there was no war-time haste involved and there was again time for proper fit and finish and good QC. The lighter wood stocks are very nice.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 pm 
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shotgun sam wrote:
With the exception of the No4T which world war 2 rifle number 4 would you recommend and why?


The best one that you can find within your budget...... :good:


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I have always found the UK manufacture Models be of better build quality and produce tighter groups but that might just be coincidence from the few i have seen and used.

I do prefer the spring loaded push button bolt release instead of the gap in bolt head rail type though.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:46 pm 
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Not mine but it may be of interest to you depending on what you want of course.

https://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/ ... st-1690079

It will devalue if you shoot it though.

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Shooting it is what it's made for. Buying one and not shooting it would be like buying a Ferrari and never driving it.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:42 pm 
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MotorRacingBruce1980 wrote:
I have always found the UK manufacture Models be of better build quality and produce tighter groups but that might just be coincidence from the few i have seen and used.


Yes, a WW2 dated BSA or Maltby would be my preference if specific No.4 hunting, but I'd still buy the best example I could find within my budget, regardless of mark or maker.


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