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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Braden K, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Braden K

    Braden K New Member

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    So, last winter I bought a sporterized .303. Im unclear of any of the markings on it. Can anyone help me identify what it is exactly and what I can do to unsporterize it. I did remove the scope mount.
     

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    grcsat Well-Known Member

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    The rifle was made by Savage. No4-MK1.
    It was made for the lend/lease program to the UK.
    Even though it is stamped US Property none were ever issued in the US or to US troupes.
     

  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    that one is too far gone for any practical restoring to original military configuration, There is really noting you can do about those scope holes. The barrel has been shorted also. JMHO and I've been wrong a few times
     
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    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hi Braden, welcome from Sitka, Alaska. Unfortunately the barrel's been trimmed back to eliminate the bayonet lugs. Outfits like Numrich, Liberty Tree Collectors etc. have pretty much everything you'd need to restore the rifle to original configuration, but the bobbed barrel and scope mount's holes would spoil the picture.
     
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    grcsat Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with RJay. That rifle is too far gone for a restoration.
    On the bright side, you do have a good deer/moose rifle.
     
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    nmckenzie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My deer rifle's an as-issue No.5 .303 - didn't have to change a thing.
     
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  7. Braden K

    Braden K New Member

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    I could always bob a stock to look like a m94 Carbine!

    It is a great deer rifle!

    Is there any way to tell where it was made or what year it was made by the serial number?
     

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    I can't seem to find the production dates in my books. Sorry , maybe someone else will chime in and give you an answer.
     
  9. Old Guns

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    They were made during WWII that narrows it down to within a few years. I have 2 of them but they are mixed parts gun rebuilt after the war.