Information needed on a 303 British

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  1. StillLerning

    StillLerning New Member

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    I have inherited a 303 British from my Dad and I have no Idea where he purchased it or what it is worth? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Rampant Colt

    Rampant Colt New Member

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    .303 British is a cartridge, not a rifle.
    Post-up pics of your new rifle for more information
  3. jack404

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    G'day StillLearning welcome to the forums , now we'll need a few things as there a lot of lee enfields about , can you supply pics of all the markings and stamped numbers ?

    or advise at least

    theres a lot of models and they vary in value also over all condition will play a bit

    cheers
  4. StillLerning

    StillLerning New Member

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    Re: Pictures hear are some that I have.

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    the number you see thats very faint is the rack number thats applied so a soldier can find his own weapon when put into the rack in the armoury , its not a serial or date

    these are very common and can be bought for between 300 and 450 in the US depending on condition
  7. StillLerning

    StillLerning New Member

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    Where or what number is concidered the SN#
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    there'll be some numbers either under the safety or the opposite side on the "wrist" band of the stock ( the diagonal band thats just behind the trigger , check both sides for the SN ) your second pic has a partia; showing 52XXX upside down
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    Should be under the bolt handle ,on the buttstock socket, and on the back of the bolt handle itself. If they match, more's the better. Quite often the don't . Also may be on the top of the barrel at the rear under the wood.
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  10. Jim K

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    No matter what the original serial number might have been, the rifle was FTR'd and the new serial number assigned by Fazakerley is Y 145. Renumbering was standard practice for rifles that underwent FTR (Factory Thorough Repair - factory rebuild).

    The rifle was imported into the U.S. before late 1968 since it has the old Country of Origin (COO) mark rather than the import stamp mandated under GCA 68.

    Jim
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