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BSA
SMLE MkIII
Calibre .303
Regulated Target Rifle
Serial No 232E 28641
Price: £950

A BSA .303 NO.1 MARK III SMLE BOLT-ACTION TARGET RIFLE
Circa 1920's - Excellent Condition

This is a BSA SMLE,
The rifle has been adapted for target shooting and incorporates all of the classic modifications to achieve the best accuracy from these rifles, the forend has the additional strap fitted which is designed to restrain the additional bedding.

This configuration is known as "Service Rifle B"

The fore-end is the transitional type from late WWI & early post war, which still has the swelling where the long range "Volley Sights"
would have been inletted in.

The action has Military Inspectors marks, which denotes it was manufactured to the Military Specification.

Fitted with a Parker Hale 5A Target Sight

There is evidence it was originally fitted with the early AGP / BSA Model 9 type folding target sight because of the notch on the left hand side of the stock, that sight was later replaced by the more rigid & improved Parker Hale 5A

Genuine Original BSA Rifle - Matching Serial Numbers

This would have been a top end target rifle of the day in the 1920s at Bisley

A Rare Target Version of The SMLE - Very Good bore that gauges at .302"