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No.4 Mk 1
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Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:28 pm ]
Post subject:  No.4 Mk 1


Sniper with the Calgary Rifles in 1944.

I don't recognize the scope. Appears to be turned on it's side for gain in elevation. Tube on scope is a little big for a Weaver C-330.


Doc Sharptail

Author:  oldernavy [ Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: No.4 Mk 1

That is probably a No.32 scope made by William Watson and Sons. The windage knob on these scopes is on the left side of the scope. The were made specifically for the No. 4, but I don't know if they were made for all No. 4 sniper rifles. 3.5x.There were 8 companies making the number 32 scope so it may not be a WW and Sons, but it is a no. 32. They were a pita to set up and needed special tools.

The following is a paragraph from Wikipedia on Enfield rifles.

In British service, the No. 32 telescope progressed through three marks with the Mk. I introduced in 1942, the Mk. II in 1943 which offered side adjustments in finer 1 MOA increments, and finally the Mk. III (Mk. 3) in 1944 which had a improved field of view of 8 degrees 30 minutes.[54] A transitional model the No. 32 Mk. 2/1 was also made. The Canadian scopes made by Research Enterprises Limited and were prefixed with a letter C and went through C no. 32 Mk. I, Mk. I A (a transitional model), Mk. II and Mk. 3. Many Mk. 3s and Mk. 2/1s (Mk. 2s Modified to Mk. 3 standard) were later modified for use with the 7.62×51mm NATO L42A1 Sniper Rifle. They were then known by the designation Telescope Straight, Sighting L1A1.

Author:  A square 10 [ Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: No.4 Mk 1

nice to see posts on the enfield forum , thanks guys , its been years since this was active here - all those folks are gone now , this was once a very active site ,

Author:  Doc Sharptail [ Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: No.4 Mk 1

Thanks oldernavy.
I need to look these scopes up. It's been a while since I come up on a scope I don't recognize. These rifles in un-messed with condition are getting up there in price


Doc Sharptail

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