• Manufacturer: Holland and Holland
  • Model: No4. Mk1 (T)
  • Caliber: .303 British (7.7x56mm R)
  • Barrel: 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.

One Comment

Mark Wedrall

Hi, Mel. Nice write-up. Thanks for sharing. I bought a Number IV Mark I (T) and, forgive me for such a simple question, but was there a special tool to unlock the dials on the scope? None of my ‘inch’ or metric Allen wrenches fit the bloody screws! :-/ Any help would be greatly appreciated. Signed: Another ‘Lost’ Yank!


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