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Saturday, October 10, 2009

BRITISH NO.4 MK1(T)

British No.4 Mk1(T)

Calibers: .303 British (7.7x56mm R)
Magazine: 10 round detachable box magazine.
Barrel Length: 25.19" (640mm)
Barrel Profile: 5 Grooves, left-hand twist
Weight: 9.13 lbs (4.14 kg) without scope
11.63 lbs (5.28 kg) with scope
Overall Length: 44.5" (1130mm)
Stock: high quality walnut stock, with cheek piece
Sights: Iron sights plus a 3x No.32 or Mk3 telescopic sight
Features: Conversion to sniper rifles done by Holland and Holland

The No.4 Mk1(T) is a legend. It served the British during WWII as an absolutely remarkable sniper rifle. Rugged, accurate, and comfortable to shoot, the No.4 Mk1(T) was a sniper's dream! These rifles started as standard No.4 Mk1's that were hand picked for their above average accuracy. They were then shipped to Holland and Holland, H&H, where they were restocked, scope mounts added, and a scope fitted to the rifle. The quality of work done by H&H was superb. The accuracy was nothing to write home about by today's standards, the requirement was a 3" group at 100yards, but it is an accepted fact that the No4 Mk1(T) rifles actually get more accurate the further you go out. You might shoot 3 MOA at 100 meters, but it will likely drop to around 1.5 MOA at 600 meters. These rifles served superbly throughout WWII (from 1942 on, when they were introduced) and actually served up through 1991 as the L42A1 (A slightly modified No4 Mk1(T))

These rifles are my personal favorite from the historical catagory of Sniper Rifles. I do hope to add one to my collection before too long. You can expect to pay over $1800 USD for a good complete rifle. They are highly sought after rifles, and I will gladly pay that amount!

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