R.S.A.F. (Royal Small Arms Factory)
This is a very nice WW1 period
rifle I picked up that was sporterized but in very good
condition. I restored it as new since the bluing was still
excellent. The wood has all been replaced. (The handguards
were gone, the forend cut down and a rubber recoil pad was
installed on the buttstock.) The buttstock and rear
handguard are NOS (new old stock). The forearm and front
handguard are correct new replacements. The middle band,
nosecap and other small parts were replaced with original
ones and are correct for the rifle. The nosecap was
renumbered to the rifle.
There is about 98+% blue left on the
metal. It is marked for the high velocity Mk VII ammo. The bore is
very good and has good
strong rifling. The grooves have some rough spots that may
be light rust but the lands have smooth tops. I ran a brush
down the bore a couple of times but with a little work it might clean up better,
now it's about a 8/10. The rear sight is the early windage
adjustable type. The bolt,
nosecap and rear sight numbers all
match the receiver. It is not marked with British export
marks or American import marks. This may have been brought
back after WW1 by an American soldier as a souvenir.
Overall a very nice collectable rifle that
would be a good shooter and a great addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
FFL or C&R required.