Austrian Police Marked S.M.L.E. Mk. III* Rifle by B.S.A.
Guns International #: 100491865 Seller's Inventory #: 20604
Category: Enfield Rifles - Military Rifles - Non-US
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Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-March-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Serial #J29779, .303 British, 25" barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a 1918 dated rifle that has matching numbers on the bolt (correctly re-numbered) and nosecap with the metal retaining about 80% of the armory re-blue finish with silvering and fading along the exposed edges and projections. The bearing surfaces of the bolt (which has a later No. 4 type cocking-piece) have mild freckling and there are some shallow peen marks and pinprick pitting on the bolt knob. The top flat of the barrel has a crisp post-war "STERR/(eagle)/GENDARMERIE" stamp just ahead of the receiver and the walnut stock and handguards have numerous minor surface bruises and small blemishes throughout with still visible "D^D" ordnance stamps and markings on the right side of the butt next to the "168/EF" marked stock disk. Additionally, there are some with-the-grain drying cracks in the wood on the right of the butt with an old stenciled "R" in white paint and a carved name on the left ("PERAL"). This is a neat Lee-Enfield with rare post-war Austrian markings that is in very good shape overall. FFL or C&R
Serial Number: J29779