Long Branch No4 Mk1

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    Infanteer
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    Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:35 pm

    Dated 1941 and apparently considered rare as many were shipped to England, New Zealand and some place else that I can't recall. Not to mention that most saw lots of use as this was the first year of production of the No4 by Long Branch. After 1941 all No4's made by Long Branch were the modified No4 Mk1*. There are also several details that only appeared on the Mk1 such as the hinged front band, and Mk1 rear sight. Up to the 0L6XXX series there was a waisted front sight protector and this part alone is quite rare now. This rifle is 100% correct except that the original butt was replaced by a short British made example. Seeing as the butt plate and sling swivel are correct for the Mk1 I suspect that this may have been a legitimate military replacement. Anyways, I'm very pleased to be able to add it to my growing Long Branch No4 collection.








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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:40 pm

    That is quite the beauty! Congrats!

    Wish I could locate a nice long branch for my collection. So far all I have are two British made examples...still nice, but Canadian made would be a lot nicer.


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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by jholl72 on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:21 pm

    Very nice rifle! You must have been a good boy this year.LOL!

    I got an old beat up sporter I bought off an old guy at a flea market...used to be his hunting rifle. Had it two years and haven't done a dam thing to restore it.LOL!


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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by mk1rceme on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:30 pm

    jholl72 wrote:Very nice rifle! You must have been a good boy this year.LOL!

    I got an old beat up sporter I bought off an old guy at a flea market...used to be his hunting rifle. Had it two years and haven't done a dam thing to restore it.LOL!

    Jeff, I have some extra forearms and front/rear guards if your looking for them...the hardware, don't have nothing extra at the moment.


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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:24 pm

    Well.... I just happen to know someone who is selling several Long Branch No4's. I just picked up a nice 49 dated example from him last week (hard to find as this year had the lowest production at approx 6000 rifles) and a few more war dated examples should be available in the next couple of weeks. If I don't buy them all myself I can let you guys know what's left Wink

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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Enfield on Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:19 pm

    nice gun! Very Happy

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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by blitzkrieghenk on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:54 pm

    Hey Infanteer90 a very nice "long-branch".I have bought a long-branch this weekend for my collection.
    It's dated 1943 and I'am very happy with it.

    Greetings from Holland
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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:25 am

    blitzkrieghenk wrote:Hey Infanteer90 a very nice "long-branch".I have bought a long-branch this weekend for my collection.
    It's dated 1943 and I'am very happy with it.

    Greetings from Holland
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    Congratulations!!! Is it full military configuration? Does it have any post war modifications? Can you post a photo or send one to my email? I hope that you get a chance to shoot it often but I'm not sure what the firearms situation is in Holland.

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    Long Branch's

    Post by Michael Reintjes on Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:25 am

    Here are a couple of mine...the bottom one is unfired, pretty much brand new.The other is a gun show find for 80 bucks a few years back...both 1943.






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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:34 am

    The top one has the cocking piece from an early Mk1 or from a No1 MkIII... not original to the rifle but a nice feature none the less. Some great looking rifles you have there. Nice markings and attractive furniture.

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    Re: Long Branch No4 Mk1

    Post by Haplo on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:02 pm

    Infanteer90 wrote:

    Congratulations!!! Is it full military configuration? Does it have any post war modifications? Can you post a photo or send one to my email? I hope that you get a chance to shoot it often but I'm not sure what the firearms situation is in Holland.

    Well if you want one without a licence you have to make sure it will be deactivated by the Dutch law.
    That means that the bolt is welded shut, 2 10mm holes in the underside of the barrel and the barrel should have a pin welded into it.
    It is a bit strict, but we can live with it.

    Here is one of mine.
    Hope the photo's aren't to big.







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