WW1 LSA & Co SMLE date 1915 .303 Sniper Rifle
Aldis 1916 Mark 3 Holland & Holland Marked
This is a very nice condition WW1 British Lee Enfield SMLE Number 1 Mklll Sniper Rifle is fitted with a Mark 3 Aldis scope on Purdy mounts.
This rifle also has its original Aldis scope case which is common number the the Aldis Mk3 scope.
Manufactured at the London Small Arms Factory (LSA & Co) in South London in 1915 as a .303 service rifle. All matching numbers and dressed in English walnut to make this a great looking rifle.
It has a full set of long distant volley sights and there is a windage adjustment on the rear sight.
Above and below shows the Aldis 3 scope and its Purdy mounts. The Aldis scope is dated 1916 with a very low production number of 146. This number is common to the Aldis scope case.
Holland & Holland stamped on the side of the Aldis Mk3 scope below the bullet drop compensator
The left photo shows the George V cipher above
LSA and the date 1915. Just under the date is Sht-LE which is the model and lll which is the model.
The scope is fully marked Aldis Brothers, Birmingham and below that the date 1916.
Above and below shows the scope number which is common the both item.
Original instructions on how to work the Aldis scope
Lovely condition English leather Aldis scope case,
Overall the general condition is very good, we have test shot this rifle at 75 yards and it had a grouping of 5' and that's good. Due to Covid 19 we have not shot this rifle at any long distance ranges.
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