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SMLE - MkIII*

Calibre .303
Serial No 26332
Price: £600

SRG Marked: Southern Rhodesia Govt

Matching Serial Numbers & in Good Condition

This is the standard MkIII* .303 SMLE rifle manufactured by BSA circa 1920s

The wood work is in good condition, the bolt has the original matching serial number, the opposite face has the matching rack number as the butt.

South Rhodesian Goverment
Broad Arrows & SRG in several places.

The Colony of Southern Rhodesia was a self-governing British Crown colony in southern Africa. It was the predecessor state of what is now Zimbabwe.
The colony was established in 1923, having earlier been administered by the British South Africa Company. In 1953, it was merged into the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, which lasted until 1963. Southern Rhodesia then remained a British colony until 1980. However, the white-minority government issued a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) in 1965 and established Rhodesia, an unrecognised state. In 1979, it reconstituted itself under indigenous African rule as Zimbabwe Rhodesia, which also failed to win overseas recognition. After a period of interim British control following the Lancaster House Agreement in December 1979, the country achieved internationally recognised independence as Zimbabwe in April 1980.

Good Shooting Bore

A Relic of the Former British Empire