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SMLE
Lithgow 1917
No1 MkIII
Calibre .303
Serial No 90473
Price: £1,400

Lee Enfield SMLE MkIII - Lithgow 1917 - Matching Numbers

Just Been Lightly Restored - All Metal Work Vapour Blasted & Re-Blacked

Brand New Armalon Hammer Forged Match Grade .303 Barrel Fitted.

Woodwork cleaned but not over restored
, Fore-End Bedding Draws Renewed



This is the standard MkIII .303 SMLE rifle manufactured by Lithgow in Australia

The action, bolt & nose cap have matching serial numbers.

Action marked D^D Australian Defence Department

The original Lithgow markings are still visisble on the butt:

D^D Australian Defence Department
Serial No: 90473
HV Sighted for high velocity ammunition

Armourer Inspection Dates 1931 / 1934

WWI Lithgow's are not that common now days & this 104 year old example deserved rescuing & restoring instead of De-Activation



Australian 5th Division, near Mametz, on the Somme