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SA SMLE No1 MkIII
Calibre .303
Serial No 95209
Date 1908
Service Rifle B Configuration
Price: £900

Very Good Condition

Built as a Service Rifle B Target Rifle

These were built by BSA between the Wars.

I have seen a number of these over the years all in the same configurations, sometimes they have the original BSA factory test target

Fitted with Parker Hale 5A Target Sights and has the correct .303 MkVII scale plates.

The action has had lead added to the action to give more contact surface with the stock.

Originally had a BSA heavy barrel that had suffered from pitting, obviously from corrosive ammunition of the time.

O
riginal BSA Heavy Target barrels are non existent these days, how ever I have managed to source & fit an original new old stock Lithgow Military Heavy Barrel.

This is the same barel fitted to the Australian SMLE Sniper Rifles and is the same profile as the BSA Heavy Target Barrel.

Just back from London Proof House

Bore As New. Fitted with a "L" Long Butt

This rifle saw service with the Australian Army, the top of the Knox form has a cancelled VIC mark denoting Australian Victoria Goverment ownership
The action also has sold out of service marks

Matching numbers on the action, bolt & nose cap




Cancelled Australian Victoria Goverment ownership & Sold Out of Service marks.

Original BSA barrel that was replaced