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Item #21470

Australian Lithgow No. 1 Mk. III* SMLE Enfield Rifle 303 British

  • Maker: Enfield
  • Model: SMLE
  • Caliber: .303

  • Description: Serial #C46206, .303 British, 25" barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a 1941 dated rifle that has retained 90-95% of the original matte blue finish on the metal, that has silvered along the high edges, projections, and bearing surfaces of the matching bolt. The nosecap is does not match (the number was ground away), and has cold blue added to the face of the stud where the number used to be. The wooden stock and handguards are in fine condition with minor handling marks and and small surface blemishes scattered about the military oil finish. The buttstock is numbered to a different gun on the right side, with "CMF / 2MD" issue markings as well (Citizen Military Forces / 2nd Military District: New South Wales). No stock disk is present. The brass buttplate has a darker brown-ochre patina and the stock compartment is empty. This is a fine WW2-dated Lithgow SMLE overall. FFL or C&R