Original All Matching Rifle
This is the standard MkIII* .303 SMLE rifle manufactured
by BSA in 1916
All original rifles just dont come up that often, they
have been through two world wars & various conflicts, resulting in
rebuild & repair programmes
We have only done the minimal amount of cleaning, the original preservative applied to the barrel to stop corrosion in use has been left intact, the wood was quite dry, it now has had a coat of linseed oil.
Bore is good gauging at .304
We found this example in a small village near Mühle in Germany. How it got there is unknown as it was a deceased estate.
How it remained intact for 105 years is amazing, it also evaded civillian proof!!
It Has Now Been Proofed