SOLD - Scarce Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk V
11/2/17 - This is an all original and matching Lee-Enfield No 1 Mk V from 1924. This rifle is in very good to excellent condition with minor dings in the wood but no chips or cracks, and excellent bluing on the receiver. All numbered parts appear to be matching. The No. 1 Mk V has one primary distinguishing feature - the rear aperture sight. Like the No. 1 Mk III* it lacked a volley sight and had the wire loop in place of the sling swivel at the front of magazine well along with the simplified cocking piece. The Mk V did retain a magazine cut-off, but without a spotting hole, the piling swivel was kept attached to a forward barrel band, which was wrapped over and attached to the rear of the nose cap to reinforce the rifle for use with the standard Pattern 1907 bayonet. Other distinctive features include a nose cap screw was slotted for the width of a coin for easy removal, a safety lever on the left side of the receiver was slightly modified with a unique angular groove pattern, and the two-piece hand guard being extended from the nose cap to the receiver, omitting the barrel mounted leaf sight. No. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F. Enfield from 1922–1924, with a total production of roughly 20,000 rifles, all of which marked with a “V”. This one includes a swing that appears period correct but I don't know much about these slings. The rifle has a mint bore - looks like it's barely been used.
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