Item #34361

British SMLE Mk. III Rifle by Ishapore

  • Price: $695.00
  • Maker: British
  • Model: SMLE
  • Caliber: .303

  • Description: Serial #72487C, .303 British, 25” barrel with a very good, bright bore that has minor freckling within the grooves. This is a 1927 dated, non-import marked rifle that is still equipped with the magazine cut-off. The metal retains about 85-90% of an arsenal-added matte blue finish with the balance turned to a mellow plum-brown patina, and mild silvering and fading along the edges and bearing surfaces. There is minor silvering and fading along the bearing surfaces of the No. 4 type bolt as well (arsenal renumbered to match the rifle). The walnut stock and handguards are in very good shape with numerous minor handling marks and blemishes under the added military oil finish. The stock compartment is empty. The rifle comes with a single magazine, and has a khaki canvas sling. This is a fine example of an armory refurbished SMLE overall. FFL or C&R