View Full Version : Where Im at so far...........

Helen Keller
06-21-2015, 05:16 PM
Sold off my collection years ago and Im slowly playing catch up.

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1944 MKI* long branch
1917 SMLE
Savage NO.4 MKI*
1947 MKI*Z .410 , has been chambered to standard 2 1/2" 410
1942 NO.4 with no markings
1945 Fazakerley NO.5

06-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Really nice start, I love the old military wood and steel rifles. Do you shoot any of them?

Helen Keller
06-21-2015, 08:26 PM
all of them.. mostly with 11gr hard cast unique loads.

06-22-2015, 12:12 AM
You need a No. 4 Mk II in there. Nice collection!

06-22-2015, 05:19 PM
Always liked the "Smellies". One of my first centerfire rifles was a 1944 No. 4 MK I in un-issued pristine condition. All matching #s & not a single ding or blemish on the wood or steel. Bought it for around $60 & had to sell it a couple of years later. Got $80 & thought I had kicked ass (for 1976). Probably the most regretful, in hindsight, gun I ever got rid of. :(

Currently have a 1918 BSA MKIII. It's a great shooter & old warhorse. I have a soft spot for these rifles.

Helen Keller
06-22-2015, 10:19 PM
last no.4MKII i saw around march was $800.

06-25-2015, 01:05 AM
I also have a 1945 Fazakerley NO.5 and a BSA, also 1945. Both of mine have metal nose caps, whereas yours does not.
Have we sussed out the reasoning for this? Some have them, some don't. The Faz is stamped 2/1945, don't recall the month on the other one.
Any reason to think it had anything to do with the month? Or maybe on the assembly line, someone shouted, "Hey! I just got another bunch of metal end caps! Let's use 'em up till we run out."

Helen Keller
06-25-2015, 03:07 PM
ive owned 3 45' fazakerleys over the years and none had the nose cap .