British Maltby No.4 Mk.I .303 Rifle (F1944)

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$1,150.00

This is an original 1942 (early war) made Maltby, No.4 Mk.I rifle. The stylised Maltby's "M" can be seen on the left hand side of the butt socket. The finish and makings are original and is matching serial numbered. The rough external finish peculiar to rifles of this period. The parts are blued rather than painted, a finish adopted later in the war. The woodwork is beech, and like the metal parts has a rougher finish than that normally found on British rifles.

Like many rifles of this period, there were many war time expediences. This particular rifle has not had the worm wheel cut on the safety lever, and hence the safety lock is missing. The 2 groove barrel is in excellent condition

Details

Made by Maltby, this No.4 Mk.I rifle has the the rough external finish peculiar to rifles of this period. The parts are blued rather than painted, a finish adopted later in the war. The woodwork is beech, and like the metal parts has a rougher finish than that normally found on British rifles.

This rifle has wear to the blued finish, and a number of marks, dings, and dents on the woodwork. Despite this, the rifle has seen only minimal use and the barrel is in very good condition, with only minor wear to the rifling.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Manufacturer Maltby
Overall Length 1128mm 44.41"
Barrel Length 640mm 25.2"
Weight 3.9 Kg 8 lbs 10 oz
Cartridge .303 British
Magazine Capacity 10 Rounds