Enfield #1 MkIII* Rifle

R.S.A.F. (Royal Small Arms Factory)

 dated 1917 in .303

Restored

 

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.

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FFL or C&R required.

 

 

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