Very Good Condition
This is the standard MkIII* .303 SMLE rifle manufactured by BSA
This was part of a large order prior to WW2 for rifles
through the UK Goverment Crown Office for Union of South Africa for use
The Union Defence Force (UDF) was the military force of the Union of South Africa from 1 July 1912, when the Defence Act (No 13 of 1912) took effect, two years after the creation of the Union of South Africa, until 1957 when it was reorganised and renamed the South African Defence Force
The Union of South Africa was a self-governing autonomous dominion of
the British Empire. Its independence from the UK was confirmed in the
Balfour Declaration 1926 and the Statute of Westminster 1931. It was governed
under a form of constitutional monarchy, with the Crown represented by
a governor-general. The Union came to an end with the enactment of a new
constitution on 31 May 1961, by which it became a republic and temporarily
left the Commonwealth, under the new name Republic of South Africa.
The wood work is a pleasing medium walnut, complete and
in excellent condition with no splts. All metalwork retains most all of
its original finish.
This rifle is in Good Condition with a Good Bore Shooting Bore