BSA Lee Speed Pattern
Serial No 5532
Very Good Condition
This particular rifle is quite interesting as it is a
BSA commercial rifle with all matching numbers including the cocking piece
& rear sight.
It has sold out of service marks denoting it has been in British Military
service at some point, probably during WW1 when we were short of arms.
I cannot be sure but believe this was originally a commercial
Charger loading Lee Enfield circal 1900, which was taken in to military
service during WW1.
After the war when this rifle was surplused it was converted in to a sporting
rifle, which required shortening of the barrel & fitting a ramp foresight,
shortening of the fore-end & reshaping
& finally fitting of a sporting butt. Conversion to a sporting rifle
configuarion were typically undertaken by Partker Hale or AJ parker.
This particular rifle is in very good condition, including the bore. The
metal work retains most of its original finish & the butt plate has
fine ornate engraving.
The woodwork is walnut which is chequered at the wrist. There is a silver
escutcheon on the lower butt.
The overall length is approximately 3ft 8 inches; the
weight is 7 1/2 lb and the barrel has 5 groove Enfield rifling.
The back sight is fully windage adjustable & the front rampsight is
dovetaled for individual sight elements.
The magzine is a 5 round Sporting Magazine not a converted 10 round military
This is a very useable classic sporting rifle which has had a
very interesting history in its 100 plus years life.