Very Good Condition
A SMLE MkI that has been upgraded a few times as can be seen by the different style of asterix.
Originally a BSA MkI then upgraded to MkI** then finally MkI***
The final upgrade to I*** was approved on the 22nd April
1914 and proably coincided with the replacement barrel dated 1914
Shooting grade bore which refuses a .305" gauge.
The wood is a little dry and is currently absorbing a fresh coat of Boiled Linseed Oil.
I have had to to do a little work on this rifle to
bring it up to scratch. The front handguard had to be be replaced becasue
it was cracked, the replacement is
A good useable example of a rare early SMLE