Irish Fianna Fáil Marked
Very Good Condition
This is the standard MkIII* .303 SMLE rifle manufactured
by the RSAF Enfield in 1918
This rifle has neen renumbered at some point, the original numbers are barred out and has been re-numbered to I21168.
The last FF marked SMLE I had was nearly identical to this one with a rebarrel date 1938 & also renumbered
As war was looming the large store of war reserve stocks were being prepared, this example is typical of the programmes in 1938/39 where many were rebarreled. This rifle was rebarreled in 1938 as marked on the left side of the barrel.
This is a nice standard MkIII* SMLE and the icing on the cake is the FF marks denoting Irish ownership.
A nice rifle that has an excellent bore.