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BSA
SMLE No1 MkIII
Calibre .303
Heavy Barrel Target Rifle
By G.Fulton & Son Bisley
Serial No 385C
Price: £550


A Fulton BSA .303 NO.1 MARK III SMLE BOLT-ACTION TARGET RIFLE.

Excellent Condition

Fitted with a BSA Commercial Heavy Barrel, because of the Heavy Barrel there is no military rear sight fitted hence the full length hand guard.
The barrel is also marked “AGP Ball Burnished”

This is a BSA manufactured Commercial SMLE, but strangely has Enfield Inspection marks, it was an option to have a rifle Military Viewed to ensure it complied to the military standards at the time, but these would have been marked with by the BSA military inspectors based at BSA, these inspectors marks are the ROF Enfield inspectors marks.

There are rcords of Commercial Rifles being bought by the War Office / Ministry of Supply from Parker Hale, Westley Richards etc.

The action is fitted with a Parker-Hale 5A aperture rear target sight And Parker Hale Tunnel Front Sight, the receiver ring impressed "G Fulton & Son".
The rifle has been adapted for target shooting by Fulton of Bisley and incorporates all of their classic modifications to achieve the best accuracy from these rifles.

The bolt is matched to the rifle and also has the Piled Arms (BSA) logo. The magazine is a 10 round detachable box magazine and a magazine cut-off is fitted.

This configuration is known as "Service Rifle B" and would have been cutting a edge target rifle of its time.
A Rare Target Version of The SMLE with an Excellent Bore