Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles




BSA 1913
Calibre .22
Serial No F85

Price: £800

Very Good Order.

The MkIV was approved for Land Service in 1921 and is a conversion from the SMLE Mk III & III*.
Due to nomenclature changes in 1926, it became the “Rifle No2 MkIV*”.
The original designation marking on the butt socket were removed & new ones stamped below the Royal Cypher & original year of manufacture.

The magazine was added in May 1925 with the spring & follower removed.
The purpose of the magazine was to catch spent cases.

This example was converted from a 1913 dated MkIII which has matching numbers including the nose cap, barrel & rear sight, the barrel is still the original 1913 dated one, the rear sight has been renumbered, which are in old style fonts and not a recent marking.

Previously marked as DP then EY for emergency use only, these have been barred out and have genuine British Armourers cancellation stamps through them.
Also has the opposing arrows which denotes officially sold out of service

Long Range Volley Sights & Windage Adjustable Rear Sight

A nice original MkIII that ha been coverted to .22 for training & small bore target practice