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MkV Trials Rifle
1924
Serial No A3092
Price: £3,000

Museum Quality - Excellent Original Condition.

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 is all original, the butt is the Short version, which is normal & correct

The mag cutt off according to records doesnt have a hole, however a lot of these examples do have a hole, just like this one, amd examples held at Warminster.

The trigger guard is of the correct pattern and has an Enfield Inspectors mark close to the front trigger guard screw.

The barrel is the original 1924 one which in VGC gauging at .3035"

All Original MkV Parts - Nothing Reproduction

Recently Proofed at the London Proof House

Its unlikley you will find anything better