SOLD - Lee Enfield Rifle - 1918 SMLE Mk.III*

Type: SHTLE III
Maker: Lee Enfield
Caliber: .303
Condition: Good
Bore: 8/10
Year: 1918
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$995.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
10999 - 05979

8/4/17 - This is a Lee-Enfield SMLE Mk.III*, manufactured in 1918.  The iconic Lee-Enfield Rifle, the SMLE Mk.III, was first released at the start of 1907.  It had several improved features that included a chamber adapted to fire .303 and newly designed handguards and magazines.  During WWI, the rifle was found to be too complicated to manufacture at a rate that could meet demand, so the Mk.III* was introduced.  It incorporated several changes, the most prominent of which were the deletion of the magazine cut-off mechanism and the long-range volley sights. The windage adjustment of the rear sight was also dispensed with, and the cocking piece was changed from a round knob to a serrated slab.  This particular rifle is all original and matching.  The wood has no major cracks or chips and the bore is excellent.  

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Condition Good
Bore 8/10
Caliber .303
Maker Lee Enfield
Year 1918
Type SHTLE III