VERY Cool No1 Mk3 Find

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I picked it up Monday after some miscommunication in the licensing. She's dirty and incomplete, but the bore is good and I found a goody under the stock..... The soldiers name was under the front handguard and stock. "Millett RS" in dark black ink. It was a great surprise to see this. No telling what this rifle has been through. If I'm misinterpreting this or if this is just a arsenal then please tell me. I was just amazed by this discovery. All feedback is appreciated! ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389834034.594737.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389834051.660954.jpg
     
  2. hairbear1

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    Need to see the markings on the action and if serial numbers on the bolt match the action.
    There should be letters and markings on the action and on the band around the stock behind the trigger there should be letters and when it was made e.g

    "Lithgow 1943".

    Some clear pics of these numbers and letters will be good so as where the rifle was made and by who can be identified.
     
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  3. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    The bolt and receiver match. It's a 1935 Ishapore No1 Mk3*. I can't distinguish the stock markings.
     
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    I found a man named RS Millett who wrote books about wood working in the 1950s and 60s in Canada. Would it be possible that this rifle was issued to him if he enlisted in WWII or before the war? It's all within the same time frame, the rifle was made in 1935. I can't find any more info about him other than his books. Does anyone know a website to see Canadian enlistment records from the 30s and 40s? Thanks
     
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    If you pull the action from the stock you should find some markings around or under the action stamped on the action.