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I think I know the obvious marks.
"EFD" is Enfield.
"SC" is small cone (for the spitzer point .303)
"'18" on the inspector mark is 1918.
Odd thing, I usually see the mouth of the chamber "ramped" on one side?

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Appreciate those of you who can relate such important info. Now able to identify several of my Vickers bbls better. Thanks,guys.
 

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* is used to indicate rust in the barrel
Good point!
I missed the asterix "*"
I also have a book at home by Ian Skennerton that delves into all the various inspectors markings.
I use it mostly with bayonets, and since we don't delve that deep into those fine details I don't have a copy at work!

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Good point!
I missed the asterix "*"
I also have a book at home by Ian Skennerton that delves into all the various inspectors markings.
I use it mostly with bayonets, and since we don't delve that deep into those fine details I don't have a copy at work!

Richard

Doh. You mean like Skennterton's .303 Vickers Medium Machine Gun, page 48? I totally forgot that some markings were in there.

EFD is Enfield got that.

Star being rusted is correct, but new to me.

2348 J in second photo: I presume 2348 is the or part of a serial number; not sure if "J" means it's a "J" series gun

"G /18" in the attachment, not sure if that infers it belongs to a G series gun; presumably the "18" as well as the 18 past the chamber are 1918? That I did not know.

Thanks thus far, other insights happily accepted!
 

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