London Small Arms
LSA - SMLE - MkI / MkIII
Serial No 15062
Very Good Condition - Long Butt
We have here; an unusual SMLE, originally built as a MkI*
in 1904 and later converted by our British Navy at one of their RNOD's.
(Royal Navy Ordnace Depot)
The basis of the conversion was the addition of the charge bridge to replace
the bolt mounted bridge.
The butt socket marking has been changed to reflect it is now a MkIII
This one has a late war fore-end without the long range sights, but has
the swelling without the inletting for these sights omitted.
The bolt and fore-end appear to be genuine in-servive
replacements, with matching numbers, the fore-end has a previous serial
The butt is an original Mk1 type which can only be identified
by removing the butt plate to reveal the lightening cuts,
this was done to reduce weight.
Windage Adjustable Rear Sight.
The only spoiler, is the receiver & Charger bridge had previously
been drilled & tapped (one screw in each) for a scope mount,
but these have been plugged off & are hardly noticable.
The barrel is a recent replacement and is in Excellent