Mossberg 42 MB 22 cal Trainer with British proofs.
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    Default Mossberg 42 MB 22 cal Trainer with British proofs.

    I recently picked up a nice Mossberg 42MB 22 trainer used by the British during WWII. Its one of 46K produced. Even with that many made they are tough to find.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice find! I stumbled on one a couple of years ago.

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    If you can provide a clearer photo of the X swords mark just forward of the receiver, it will be possible to date when it went through Proof.

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    Staffy,

    This is the best I can do I hope it works thanks.Click image for larger version. 

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    The l/hand letter is the critical one, but is indistinct. However, can rule out e as the letter used is upper case. So looks like we have the option of a badly applied C, 1952 or G, 1956.
    The B on the r/hand side is the series mark and the number below is the inspectors mark, second in the pecking order. 1 being the senior inspector.

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    Thanks Staffy.

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    If I remember correctly, mine (below) corresponds to 1955, so 1956 would be a more likely bet

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