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SMLE
MkV Trials Rifle
1924
Serial No A4114
Price: £1,995

Very Good Condition.

These unusual rifles have something of a mysterious service history, and beleived to have ended up in the colonies,
but do represent a missing link in SMLE development.

The primary distinguishing feature of the No. 1 Mk V is the rear aperture sight.

Like the No. 1 Mk III* it lacked a volley sight & had the simplified cocking piece.

The Mk V did retain a magazine cut-off, and had the additional front barrel band which was wrapped over and attached to the rear of the nose cap to reinforce the rifle for use with the standard Pattern 1907 bayonet.

Other distinctive features include a safety lever on the left side of the receiver which was slightly modified with a unique angular groove pattern,
and the two-piece hand guard being extended from the nose cap to the receiver, omitting the barrel mounted rear sight.

No. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F. Enfield from 1922–1924, with a total production of roughly 20,000 rifles,
all of which marked with a "V".

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Considering these rifles are now 96 years old, and having been dispered to the various colonies after the trials were concluded, used & repaired many times in service, its remarkable there are still good useable examples to shoot & collect

This example has been restored at some point & has a brand new old stock barrel, possibly by Geoffrey Organ at EFD

A good useable example of these iconic rifles