Lee Enfield #1 MkIII*
Indian GRI Arsenal Refurbished
This is factory refurbished
rifle. Researching the markings on an Enfield rifle is like
asking a Brit why they still drive on the wrong side of the
road. No one
really knows. I'll let the pictures tell you more about the
This gun was made in India and has
the GRI and pennants stamp on the barrel. It was refurbished
before export. All numbers match including the nose cap, the magazine and even the stock has
the matching serial number behind the nosecap. The asterisk
mark after the 'No.1 MkIII' has been overstruck with what
appears to be the Sold Out of Service mark which
would be logical. There is
debate over the "F.R" on the receiver. Best guess is it
stands for "Factory Refurbished". The wood has the usual
reinforcing pins, one if front of the magwell and one in the
rear handguard. There is the typical wood screw through the
forestock which is indicative of India repair. The import
mark shows it came from RFI or Royal Factory Ishapore
which is still in operation.
The bolt face looks like it has
never been fired since it was refurbished and the bore is
I have a very nice M1907 bayonet and
scabbard which would go nice with this rifle.
Overall a very nice, clean rifle that
would be a good shooter and an excellent addition to any collection.
The pictures will tell you more.
Contact me if you need pictures of something I missed.
FFL or C&R required.