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1891 Magazine Lee Metford Mk 1*

Price:
$2,750.00
Dealer Ad
 
SOLD!
Condition:
EXCELLENT
Caliber:
.303
Action/Type:
Bolt
Hand:
Right Hand
Serial #:
38387
Status:
TAKEN DEPOSIT
Date Added:
6/10/20

ALL FIREARMS MUST BE TRANSFERRED THROUGH A LICENSED FIREARMS DEALER
In original & complete condition, this rifle was made by RSAF Sparkbrook in 1891 & is considered the Grandfather of the famous family of Lee Enfield rifles.

These were the first to use the new .303 calibre ‘smokeless powder’ & this rifle has an excellent bore so can still be fired using low power hand loads.

The War Office divided production of the MLE Mk1* between RSAF Enfield, BSA, LSA & RSAF Sparkbrook with only 63,072 being made by Sparkbrook as recorded on page 73 of Ian Skennerton’s bible ‘The Lee Enfield.’

Taking into account the attrition rate from all of the variables, not many of these exist today & even fewer in pristine & original condition with all parts remaining with the rifle.

129 years after it was made, this rifle retains the dust cover, piling hook, volley sights, stock disc, original 8 shot magazine & cleaning rod. Not surprisingly, the bolt does not match the rifle.

Comes with correct bayonet & scabbard although the scabbard tip has perished & it has broken off as can be seen in the photos. This can likely be repaired by a skilled person.

No serious .303 collection is complete without one of these & they rarely come on the collector market, especially in this condition!

Now is your chance to add this to your collection so don’t hesitate if you are wanting this.

Do your own research & make your decision based on what you see, so please view the photos carefully as they form the main description & override all written information so cut & paste the link below to your browser for more:

https://scgunshop.com.au/product/magazine-lee-metford-mlm-mk-1-s-n-38387

Whilst we check these out for serviceability, the warranty has expired & these are sold on an as is basis.

As with all used guns, we recommend you have this checked by a suitably qualified person prior to shooting.

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  • 07 5479 0303
    Queensland
    D/L#: 50001565

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