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SMLE MkIV*
LSA 1915
Calibre .22
Serial No M31835

Price: £750

Very Good Order.

The MkIV was approved for Land Service in 1921 and is a conversion from the SMLE Mk III & III*.
Due to nomenclature changes in 1926, it became the “Rifle No2 MkIV*”.
The original designation marking on the butt socket were removed & new ones stamped below the Royal Cypher & original year of manufacture.

The magazine was added in May 1925 with the spring & follower removed.
The purpose of the magazine was to catch spent cases.

The bolt has an off centre floating firing pin & larger extractor claw. There were circa 25,000 converted at Enfield.

This particular rifle has matching serial numbers on the action & bolt.

Fitted with early style fore-end with the swelling for the volley sight, the woodwork is in very good condition & the metal work retains
nearly all of its original military finish with no rust or pitting.

The rear sight fitted is windage adjustable. The butt fitted is slightly shorter than standard by approximately 12mm, unusually not marked to indicate this

.22 Lee Enfield’s are become scarce & hard to obtain due to the re-assurgance of
small bore classic rifle events such as the Mini Methuen & Field Firing Match