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        100% Original   RSAF Enfield  Number 1 Mk1*  SMLE  .303   dated 1904   

                     Floating charger guide all matching numbers including wood forend

            This is a rare opertunly to purchase a untouched  first year of production  1904 Number 1 Mk1*  Short Magazize Lee Enfield with all matching numbers including the woodern forend. 

            100% Original condition except for the barrel which is dated 1911,  the Number 1 Mk1* was design for the Mk6 ball ammunition and this rifle has had the British Land Army  Mk7  sight conversion. 

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A nice view of the Floating charger guide

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HV = high velocity SC = Short cone (these marks mean it has been made for the Mk7 ammo)

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A good view of the sighting system

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 100% Original Condition and unmolested 

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       The Number 1 Mk1 series of Short Magazine Lee Enfields was only in production for just over 3 years.  Full production started in late 1903 of 961 Number 1 Mk1 production  rifles,  but it was not until 1904 that it was approved by the Small Arms Committee (L.O.C 11715).

      As most of you would have notice,  this rifle has been to Indian but before it left the UK the Mk6 barrel was replaced at RSAF Enfield  (enfield inspectors stamp for 1910 & 1911) for the British Land Army Mk7 barrel upgrade program.

     It's deployment in British India was for the British Indian Army which was far bigger than the British Army (only 180,000)  in fact the British Indian Army was the biggest standing Army by size in the world  (3.1 million) until 1938.  

   The final demise of British India had come and the British Indian Army passed into history on  14th August 1947.

    At some point this rifle was returned to the UK and was then sold off to the gun trade 

£2850.00

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