Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles



South African Military Contract
Calibre .303
Serial No 64506
Price: £550

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 by the
Union Defence Force (UDF)

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 action, bolt have matching serial numbers.

The rear sights graduated from 200 the 2000 yards are fitted & Magazine Cut-off

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.
The butt has an un-numbered brass marking disc.

The Action is marked with a "U" and Broad Arrow denoting South African Military Ownership

This rifle is in Good Condition with a Good Bore Shooting Bore