• Manufacturer: Holland and Holland
  • Model: No4. Mk1 (T)
  • Caliber: .303 British (7.7x56mm R)
  • Barrel Length: 25.19" (640mm)
  • Twist: 5 Grooves, left-hand twist
  • Magazine: 10 round detachable box magazine
  • Stock: high quality walnut stock, with cheek piece
  • Metal Finish: Parkerizing
  • Weight: 9.13 lbs (4.14 kg) without scope
    11.63 lbs (5.28 kg) with scope
  • Overall Length: 44.5" (1130mm)
  • Additional Notes: Iron sights plus a 3x No.32 or Mk3 telescopic sight
    Conversion to sniper rifles done by Holland and Holland

The No.4 Mk1(T) is a legend. It served the British during WWII as an absolutely remarkable sniper rifle. Rugged, accurate, and comfortable to shoot, the No.4 Mk1(T) was a sniper’s dream! These rifles started as standard No.4 Mk1’s that were hand picked for their above average accuracy. They were then shipped to Holland and Holland, H&H, where they were restocked, scope mounts added, and a scope fitted to the rifle. The quality of work done by H&H was superb. The accuracy was nothing to write home about by today’s standards, the requirement was a 3″ group at 100yards, but it is an accepted fact that the No4 Mk1(T) rifles actually get more accurate the further you go out. You might shoot 3 MOA at 100 meters, but it will likely drop to around 1.5 MOA at 600 meters. These rifles served superbly throughout WWII (from 1942 on, when they were introduced) and actually served up through 1991 as the L42A1 (A slightly modified No4 Mk1(T))

These rifles are my personal favorite from the historical category of Sniper Rifles. We have added one to our Sniper Central Collection and once we can verify it is safe to shoot, we will be doing and extensive writeup here on this page.



Michael McAllister

My father obtained a No.4 MkI (x), and i inherited the rifle when he passed in 2011. I know my dad shopped for rare guns and never just bought a gun on a whim. So, now I have a rifle that does not really have too much sentimental value (I have a plethera of sentimental guns from my dad), and would like to convert it into a sentimental gun my daughter will use.

The rifle has No4 MkI (superscript “x”, as best i can make out) imprinted on the receiver, as well as U.S. PROPERTY on the top of the receiver.

The stock receiver below the safety, has: 34C5563, a large 5 and under the five is 1942.

It has an 800 yard adjustable peep-sight, the wood is in excellent shape, and the front sight is missing. You can see the strip of adhesive the on the top end of the barrel, that held a front sight, or muzzle break. It has a sling mounted in the wood, not a band around the front stalk.

Is this a sought after rifle, or just a run of the mill, old rifle? I have no idea what it is worth, or if I would be crazy to sell it. I am really wanting to get something out of it to start a new memory with my daughter.

Any help would be very much appreciated. It is too late to ask my dad. I will give you my Cell Number, but don’t want to post it globally.

Thank you,

Mel Ewing

It sounds, based off of the description, that it is just a No4Mk1 rifle without much collector value. But I am not an expert with the No4Mk1 rifles and it might be worth either checking the blue book of gun values or talking to an expert. I know the (T) versions (sniper) pretty well, but not the non sniper versions. Sorry


I’ve actually got one of these myself. Currently they aren’t worth much to collectors, But they are sweet to shoot and have they best bolt rack I’ve ever (personally) felt in a rifle.

Mel Ewing

The actual (T) sniper versions were made in fairly large quantities for a sniper rifle, but they are still worth a good amount to collectors. If you have an action (T) and its original and has matching optics, then you may be surprised as to its value.


its a savage no 4 enfield if it says usa property its probally work $400 if front sight still missing at best normally rear sights were a peep sight graduated to 1300 meters few had a flip peep sight for 300 and 600 meters best wishes

Sean Prosser

Michael- What you have is actually a No4 Mk1 * (it’s an asterisk, not an X).
What that indicates is that the rifle was (since it’s labelled US Property) manufactured in the US by Savage-Stevens, and is a 2nd generation of the No4 Mk1.
The only real difference between it, and a Gen 1, is that the bolt release was changed to a simpler “notch” design for easier manufacture, and teardown.
They’re great little rifles…known for being a bit more accurate than the original No1 Mk3 version of the SMLE (Due to a slightly heavier and thicker barrel)

No significant collectibility unless it is in IMMACULATE condition, but a great little shooter
for general use.

C.E. Haverty

Just acquired a Savage No4 Mk1(T), 15C6XXX, Squared “S”, 1942, “flaming bomb”. Sight mount and cheek stock mounted. “TY” noticeable under the forward Sight Mount. Rear sight “milled” (no combat peep sight). Left forward side of the receiver has the “BNP” stamp. Aluminum butt plate. Rear stock has a “5” inside a box just being the trigger guard and a crown and below the crown a “X5” (I believe). Wondering where I could possibly find the actual (or reproduced) sight mount and Mk 3 Scope to bring this rifle up to date? Also was presented with a Savage Spike bayonet for the No4 Mk1 w/scabbard (looks like a stylized screwdriver {- not +). Can you suggest any further information? Greatly appreciated. Aloha from Hawaii.

Mel Ewing

With the raised cheekpiece and two sight mounts there, it would certainly indicate it is a (T) model. There should be a “TR” marked on the left side of the wrist “band” (goes around the stock down to the trigger guard) and a “T” on the left side of the receiver, somewhere near the No4Mk1 marking. Those will be certain (T) markings. In regards to finding a correct scope and mount, that will be difficult. Keep your eyes peeled on the auction sights and some of the larger collectible classified web pages as well. One just might eventually pop up. They were matched to the rifle and matching ones (number of rifle engraved on scope, etc) are very desirable, but would be near impossible to find the matching one to your rifle.


Can you explain how the rifle goes from 3 MOA to 1.5 MOA. What causes this to happen?
If the flight of the bullets are divergent enough to print a 3-inch group at 100 yards, what changes their flight path? Isn’t this contrary to Newton’s first law of motion?

John T.

Mel Ewing

Yes, I am of the same thought, but the idea is that the correction for spin drift will diminish on some rifles as the distances grow. Odd phenomena, but supposedly true.


I’ve got one of these i bought at a gunshow thinking it was a standard rifle, upon further inspection i realised someone had cut down and refinished the barrel. I was dissapointed to say the least when i found this out but it is stil a superbly accurate rifle, even at 500+ meters it never fails to impress.

Roger Stamper

What does the letters CAS mean. It’s stamped on the stock on the underside behind trigger

John Dickie

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to fire one of these in my youth. As I recall a 100 yd. 5 shot group off sand bags went into 1/2″ with 3 shots touching and the other two touching 1/2# away. My buddy was watching through a spotting scope and commented that he was just watching the hole get bigger. Not bad with a 3x scope. Best rifle of the century.

Philip Stevenson

My father bought one in Italy for $35 while in the US navy. 1962ish. Definitely has the “T” on the left side of the receiver. Unfortunately it had been sporterized and had no scope or mount. Has the machined area with the three threaded holes for the scope mount on the left side of the receiver also. Stamped 1944 on the band separating the butt stock from the fore end. Heck of a deer gun with the flip up peep sight.


My uncle was a decorated sharp shooter for the Canadian Army. He joined in 1944 – was overseas in the UNEF in early 1960’s and even won the Governor General Bronze Metal as a member of the Western Command Rifle Team. He passed on one of his early sharp shooter rifles to my father – which has now been passed on to me. My dad always just called it the “303 British”. I was told it was a “spy” rifle and that the chamber inside the butt was a place to hide your ammo in the case you were captured and they confiscated your ammo. This rifle has me confused as to what it actually is (ps: it is still very accurate). On the barrel is stamped (top line): “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO” (below): —– NEW HAVEN. conn. —–” (top line): “– MODEL 68-22 SHORT” (below) “– LONG AND LONG RIFLE –” (top line): “– WINCHESTER –” (below): “— TRADEMARK —“. At the beginning of the barrel by the chamber is stamped: “ENGLAND”. on the side of the chamber is appears to be hand etched: “No. 4 MK 4 ll” (it could be a poorly done MK 4 l as the ll meets at the top like a skinny upside down V ??). It has the fold up sights, however, I do not see any place a scope was mounted. Any idea if this is a special MK 4 – or just a regular MK 4 ?? Thank you!


It sounds like a standard Winchester built No4 Mk2, but I am not a SMLE expert (Though I know some about the T versions). There were many of the SMLE rifles built by many manufacturers. Some are more collectable than others, but it does not sound like a sniper version.

Fred Marzullo Jr

I was given this rifle by my father-in-law, any idea of its worth?
Enfield No. 4 MK 1 Sniper 303 British M47C 1944 Serial # E34381
With Scope Tel STG No.32 MKIII OS 2039 A A K & S No 16800 1944


Is the scope matched to the rifle? (They are numbered and you will see an engraved number on both that will be the same). If everything is matching and it is a real No4 Mk1 (T) (You will see the TR on the wrist band) then the rifle is worth between $3500-$6000 depending on some details. If you have some pics, email them to me and I can help determine if its real and estimated value.



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