A rifle I recently purchased from a vets son, here is the email I recieved when I bought it from him as follows.
This is the real McCoy that saw action in WW2.
My father was a Lance Corporal in the 23rd Field Regiment RCA during the war and picked this rifle up in a German foxhole in Belgium in 1944. In order to fit it into his duffel bag to bring it back to Canada he had to cut the stock. It was later reconnected back in Canada. In Canada it has been in the family ever since and has been used lightly for deer hunting. The stock still shows the marks of the conflict, but the steel is in good shape and as you may know is of very high quality. According to my later father, it was much better than the Lee Enfield he carried.
The serial number 6323 is matched on all parts and is visible in at least seven locations that I can see. The byf letters indicate that this rifle was manufactured in Oberndorf, Germany.
I am looking for $400 canadian for the rifle.
As far as the history of the rifle, all I can be sure of is that it was picked up by my father, Lance Corporal Foster Ross Inkpen, in Belgium in 1944, when he was part of the 23rd Field Regiment RCA. My brother and I each shot our first deer with the rifle and it has been in the family ever since 1944.