1917 Lithgow Lee Enfield No.1 Mk.3 SMLE Now comes with Bayonet & Scabbard. - Price includes shipping

UPDATE: Will sell the rifle without the bayonet and scabbard for $1000, including postage.

Here is an early Lithgow (Australia) made, 1917 SMLE. At some point in the past an owner has carved his name into the (original) butt stock. The rifle has been sporterised and subsequently restored to its original condition with new woodwork. The butt stock and rear upper hand guard are original. Apparently the volley sights are reproductions. The action has the magazine cut-off. The rifle comes with an un-numbered nosecap incorporating a stacking swivel and also a numbered nosecap (non-matching number) without the stacking swivel locator. Also a pull-through and brass oiler. The bolt and side of the receiver are both numbered 74529. There is a small crack in the buttstock at the lower edge, adjacent to the butt plate. See pic.

The bayonet is a later, Australian-made one.

I got the rifle earlier this year, but subsequently got another one, so this one has to go. I have not fired it, but rounds chamber as they should and the bore is in great shape for being 105 years old.

Please contact me if you would like to see more pictures, and thank you for your interest.








Post Date: September 28, 2022