WW1 BSA SMLE No1 Mk3* 303 1916 Sniper Rifle
equipped with a Winchester A5 Scope
This BSA Number 1 Mark lll* SMLE 303 Sniper Rifle and dated 1914 equipped with a Winchester A5 Scope on Whitehead Brothers Mounts. The whole rifle is common numbered with the correct Military proof marks for 1916.
The Winchester A5 Scope was approved by the War department in mid December 1914 and was to be fitted to the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle, an order for 907 was placed with Whitehead Brothers to supply mounts but records do not show whether Whitehead just supplied the mounts or supplied the mount and fitted the scope as well.
Above and below
Close up view of the Winchester A5 Scope and Whitehead mounts
Fully marked BSA with the date 1916
Close up view of the Winchester A5 Scope & Whitehead Mounts
This is a very nice and clean WW1 British SMLE 1916 .303 Sniper Rifle