Item #37083

British No. 1 Mk. I*** Charger-Loaded SMLE Rifle (Naval Marked)

  • Price: $2,195.00
  • Maker: British
  • Model: SMLE
  • Caliber: .303

  • Description: Serial #CR 1248, .303 British, 25ā€ barrel with a very good bore that has some minor freckling within the grooves. This is a 1906 dated, armory renumbered rifle that retains about 85-90% of an armory reapplied blue finish with gray fading along the high edges and projections, and some mild plum-brown freckling on the balance. The bolt has been armory renumbered to match the rifle (as has the nosecap) and is equipped with the sliding charger guide with some silvering along the bearing surfaces as well. The walnut forend, buttstock, and correct early handguards have an excellent dark added military oil finish over scattered minor handling marks and small surface blemishes throughout. The volley sights are still present, and the brass stock disk is navy stamped: ā€œNā€. This is a fine example of a pre-World War 1, Royal Navy-issued SMLE, that would make a great addition to any collection. FFL or C&R