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Old March 9th, 2011, 07:56 PM #1
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1954 Enfield Fazakerly NO4 MK2

I'm new to this forum thing and this is my first post ever, so be gentle. I want some new toys (thank you Mark at 2A Sales) and have decided to part with a few things. One item in particular I can't get a guage on it's value and was hoping someone has an idea or could giude me in the right direction. I have a Enfield Fazakerly NO4 MK2, sn - pf332xxx still in the wrapper and cosmoline. The tag is dated 1954. I purchased two of these and took one out for shooting. I have done research and determined that it has something to do with an Ireland issue, but as far as value, it's all over the place. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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I've seen them as high as $500+
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In the early 90's Century sold these as "Irish Contract Enfields" for $150 ea. I remember seeing them selling at MD gunshows around that time for $215. Before the crash prices were quickly escalating on these but since then the market's gone soft. Still, to the right buyer it's worth a good bit more than what they originally sold for! I'd swag in the $600-650 range. Might fetch more in a good auction with the right buyers. Haven't seen one in the wrap come up for sale lately so I don't have a better estimate than that.
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This may help...

http://www.enfield-rifles.com/forum_...ield-no-4-mk-2
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he has one of the NIW ones. Very nice....
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Quick fill in of the history.
WW2 is over, millions of rifles are excess to requirements. There are hundreds of thousands of soldiers returnng & demobbing so unemployment is going so skyrocket.
The last thing needed is to close The Fazackerly armory, laying of even more people. So waht to do?

Make rifles under contract & rebuild & refurbish other rifles. (A process called FTR "Factory Through Repair".)

There were a bunch of "contract rifles", one such being for Ireland. There was absolutely no difference between these & other contract rifles, but the imagination credited these rifles with collectible status for some unexplained reason. They had nothing at all to do with Ireland, or anything else it was just a lot of numbers assigned to a production run that was never paid for & so never delivered.
Figure the same price as any other Lee Enfield post war in the same or similar condition.
Mummy still sealed in the wrapping $500~600, unwrapped like new condition $300~400.
Average shape $300.
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mphttp://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=34901

The so called "Irish Contract" rifles are in the serial range PF309348 to PF 359347.Most were never delivered and put in storage until sold as surplus.
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Wow, probably in real bad shape. Better give it to me to hold for you
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Thanks for the input and links. Great info. I think I'll put it in the classifieds when I get the required number of post. I did get a few pictures so you can see what I was talking about.

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I took mine out of the wrap because way back then there was no way in hell I was not going to shoot my brand new Enfield. All I have left of the wrap is the tag.
I remember seeing one on Gunbroker.com still in the wrap and with a number matching blade bayonet sell for around $800 a couple years ago.


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