- Sep 4, 2019
I found a Enfield 53 in Va at a flea market and am wondering if anyone has seen these before. I was told it was in an old man's collection of 7 CW or "WNA" guns for 50 years and he recently passed away. The rifled barrel is missing the rear site and has the double 25 stamp, a stamped "87", a single "B" and a carved "VII" on the bottom side, so they are not visible unless the gun is disassembled. It also has a stamped B and D stacked vertically on the butt of the barrel. The lock has (SP. & SR.) with a sharpie diameter sized crown above the letters... both in front of the hammer. There are 2 sets of initial carvings on the stock and another batch of letters (9-10) lightly carved starting at the trigger running towards the back. The brass butt plate, trigger guard, lock internal pieces, all have a tiny crown mark on them. The brass butt plate also has either an "8" or a "B" in the form of small holes being punched into it so you connect the dots to make the 8 or B. The trigger guard also has a script "HF" or "HJ" on the holding pin tang. The trigger and trigger guard has "44" stamped into both. The stock also has the "VII" carved into the wood where the barrel goes. Anyone have any information on this? Thanks!