Posted by Robin @ EMmA Custom Rifles
An Exceptionally clean example of a BSA Co. produced Short magazine Lee Enfield SMLE .303 Bolt Action Rifle. This would appear to be an unissued rifle as there are no stamp markings to the action. All serial numbers match and the BSA stamp and Piled Arms Logo are present with a ‘Z’ above can be found to the top of the chamber, under the clip on top wood. The name and logo are also present on the bolt handle. Other than that and the usual proof stamps the rifle is clear of any other identification unless there is something below the stock etc. Standard 10 round detachable magazine and the usual brass butt plate with hinged trap door for cleaning gear / oil bottle etc. The bare rifle weighs in at a straight 9lbs 2oz and measures 44 ½”. Barrel is a regulation 25 3/16” and length of pull at 13 ½”.
As already said a VERY clean example inside and out. A while ago I actually did some work on the trigger of one we were intending to use for stalking Red Deer in Scotland. Before the adjustment it was impossible as you were lucky to send 5 rounds into an A4 sheet at 100 yards. Afterwards it would easily shoot a ¾” group (with a telescopic sight fitted). Do NOT make the mistake and think these rifles are not more than capable of achieving superb accuracy. They CAN and DO.