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too good to pass up, or too good to be true..?

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hey guys. just recently got all moved into my new place, and got internet again (yay!)

anyways, i was scoping out a new gun shop, and ran across something i'd not have expected.

i found the nicest enfield no. 4 i've personally ever seen. the rifle is completely pristine... the bluing is as close to 100% as i've ever seen on a 60-year-old gun, and the wood is almost perfect (i noticed one small scratch, but it's pretty minor). the gun could _almost_ be mistaken for something brand new.

i've looked at a few enfields here and there locally, and most of them are pretty worn. even nice ones have had a lot of wear on the bluing. this one has _none_.

the only markings i remember seeing on it were two lines on the left of the reciever that said "long branch 1944". the rest were a few proof marks and such, but i don't recall any other text on it (although i may have missed it).

anyways, they're asking $275 on it, and this shop seems to be pretty good folk (they come highly recommended) and just recently got a real shop.

so what do you enfield guys think? good deal?

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thats the going price, check out ClassicArms.us

they have some EXCELLENT condition No4mk1s and HAD some No1mk3s, in the condition you decribed, for about the same price if I recall..

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thats the going price, check out ClassicArms.us

they have some EXCELLENT condition No4mk1s and HAD some No1mk3s, in the condition you decribed, for about the same price if I recall..

The Longbranch is a Canadian built No4 Mk1* , Longbranch itself is a town that was pretty well swallowed up by Mississaga Ontario near Toronto . That factory also known as Canadian Arsenal closed up around 1974 .

Along with the Savage/Stevens ( ChickopeeFalls Mass. USA ) built No4's , they're known to be one of the better built WW11 No4 rifles mostly because the Brit factories were under constant bombardment threat from Nazi forces.

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