Highwood Classic Arms

British & Commonwealth

Classic Military Rifles




BSA Lee Speed
Sporting Rifle Charger Loading
Calibre .303
Serial No 20806

Price: £650

Very Good Condition

This particular rifle is in really nice condition.
The woodwork is walnut which is chequered at the wrist & fore-end. The butt plate is the correct version with the BSA Logo.

The overall length is approximately 3ft 8 inches; the weight is 7 1/2 lb and the barrel has 5 groove Enfield rifling.
Express open-sights are fitted; the back sight is 100 yards fixed, folding leaves for 200 & 300 yards and
tangent from 400 to 1000 yards and block-mounted bead-foresight.

The barrel is marked for MkVII .303 cartridge, this rifle was originally proofed at the Birmingham proof house for the original MkVII cartridge
of the day with the 174Grn Bullet.
These proofs are no longer recognised by the proof Hose so has just been reproofed

The action is the Charger Loading Long Lee (CLLE) style action with magazine cut-off and charger loading bridge.
The action has no provision for a safety, the correct bolt is fitted which has the swept handle & flattened knob, similar to that used on the military carbines. Standard bolt safety is fitted the same as on the Long Lees.

This differs from the SMLE which has the action mounted safety.

A genuine Lee Speed by BSA and not a conversion from a military rifle