Another Enfield ?
Hi all. I just picked up a No.4 MKI 1943 British 303 rifle at an auction. No one was bidding on it so I took a chance and bought it cheap. Looking down the bore, the inside of the barrel looks brand new which got me wondering if the barrel had been replaced (possibly in another caliber). There are very few markings on the gun. It is a frankengun with no matching serial numbers and the only markings I could find were the Date on the band behind the receiver and an O in several locations ie: bolt, receiver band, receiver. the bands on the forearm are stamped VNS.
I guess what I am looking for is if someone can help me identify if this was an armory rebuild or a garage monster that someone decided to dump. What is the best way to check the caliber to make sure it hasn't been rechambered for .308 or .30 carbine?
After reading the below post I will be taking the fore arm apart to look for holes. Thanks for any input.