SMLE No.1 MkIII

beowulf

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thats a late smelly!

any chance of pics of any other markings?. im wondering if its a Lithgow produced one
 

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Have one of those, makes a great deer rifle with hollow point ammo.
Mine don't have the muzzle cap, and only fits the austere spike bayonet.

 

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Paul - dated 1951. Proof certificate states South Africa. Will post some pics of the markings for you when I get a chance

Jim - yours looks like a No.4. The only way I could hunt deer with mine is to creep up and smack them on the head with it - it is deactivated to make it legal

Hi Jay - yes, that is the back of my noggin. Much more photogenic than the front. Pics were taken a few years ago to show how hands and arms need to be positioned when carrying the thing in various positions
 

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Lovely! I'm saving up to get a live one as soon as my firearms ticket comes through. Had a shot with a mint condition 1918 SMLE a few weeks back. I was grinning for the rest of the day!
 

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Paul - dated 1951. Proof certificate states South Africa. Will post some pics of the markings for you when I get a chance

Enfields were never made in South Africa.....that might be just where it came from before it was deactivated

ive just blown up the pic of the wristguard and can see it says GRI......that makes it Indian......made at Ishapore
 
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