These unusual rifles have something of a mysterious service
history, and beleived to have ended up in the colonies,
The primary distinguishing feature of the No. 1 Mk V is the rear aperture sight.
Like the No. 1 Mk III* it lacked a volley sight &
had the simplified cocking piece.
Other distinctive features include a safety lever on the
left side of the receiver which was slightly modified with a unique angular
No. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F.
Enfield from 1922–1924, with a total production of roughly 20,000
Considering these rifles are now 96 years old, and having been dispered to the various colonies after the trials were concluded, used & repaired many times in service, its remarkable there are still good useable examples to shoot & collect
This example is almost; I believe mostly original, the butt is standard length, most were fitted with short butts, could of been replaced ?.
The mag cutt off according to records doesnt have a hole, however a lot of these examples do have a hole, just like this one.
The trigger guard is of the correct pattern and has an Enfield Inspectors mark close to the front trigger guard screw, there is also a BSA marking on the trigger guad as well, so proably Enfield converted existing stocks of trigger guards for these rifles.
The barrel is the original 1924 one which has a mint bore