Serial No BS1234
A Genuine No7 RAF Training Rifle in Mint Condition
The No7 rifle was adopted in 1948 and was .22 the training
version of the No4 .303 Lee Enfield
They were manufactured by Birmingham Small Arms Co, only 2,500 were manufactured
and were used for training by the Royal Air Force and R.A.F. Regiment.
They are fitted with a modified bolt and specially produced long bolt
A standard "SMLE" magazine had the spring and loading platform
removed and a plate riveted into the top with a slot and channel to hold
a five round .22" magazine.
This magazine, which in its original utilisation was fitted into the rifle
from below, was now inserted from the top by the simple expedient of inverting
its locking clip and spring in their box section at the rear of the unit.
These rifles rarely come on to the market and this one is in exceptional
condition with the bore in excellent condition, the only thing I can criticize
is the magazine which is genuine but not matching, every thing else is
The magazines on these rifles can be fussy sometimes and
dont always feed, I have shot this one with Eley Club and it fed &
A Very Rare Rifle