The butt socket markings tell some of the history on this rifle, firstly it was Factory Thorough Repaired (FTR) at one of the Army Base Workshops.
It has a double serial number, which indicates it saw
service with the Indian Arrmy, as well post war; identified by the AL
Still retains its war time 300/600yard sights.
This rifle came from a batch that were surplused
through a large German Wholesaler in Frankonia
The trigger has the correct 2-stage pull.
The top handguards were a slightly different colour, so have been stained to match using traditional stain.
All the wood work has been thoroughly treated with Boiled
Linseed Oil (BLO) and has been allowed to dry for the past 4 weeks