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WWI British Enfield BSA Co. SMLE SHTLE III 1917 .303 Bolt Action Rifle, C&R


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Location (State):
California (CA)
California


Member For:
12 Years 6 Months
AUCTION CLOSED

WINNER: O********m

HIGH BID: $300.01

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Shipping Fee: $40.00

Auction: 10625059

Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Current High Bidder:
O********m
History:
41 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$0.01
Auction Start:
(October 27, 2011 10:17:48 PT)
Auction Ended:
(November 10, 2011 18:04:00 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - WWI British Enfield BSA Co. -- SMLE SHTLE III 1917 .303 Bolt Action Rifle, C&R

LSB#: 110926MS01

Make: BSA Co.

Model: SHT. LE III*

Serial Number: 29840

Year of Manufacture: 1917

Caliber: .303 British

Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine

Markings: The magazine is serial numbered to the gun "29840", the right side of the frame is marked "CAI St Alb VT", and the bridge is marked ".303 11K". The serial number is found on the receiver ring with an "E" above. The stock band is marked with a crown over "GB", and "B.S.A. Co. / 1917 / Sht. LE / III*". The right side of the rear sight has an arrow proof and a crown proof. The right side of the bolt is marked "SMC", an arrow proof and an "E6" proof. The back of the bolt handle and the front of the bayonet guide are marked "29840", there is "63" on the top of the bolt. The left side of the receiver ring is marked with a crown over "GR", crossed flags over "P", arrow over EFT/ GZ", and another unreadable mark. The roman numeral "III" is found on the safety. There is what may be "P / 13" on the bar behind the safety. The forend behind the bayent lug is marked "N / 20628". The left side of the stock in front of the stock band is stamped "D7". There is an "X" in front of the floor plate. There are three proof marks on the wrist behind the trigger guard, the only readable mark is an "X". Behind the rear sight is marked "FV / SC". Further back on the stock toward the rear sling swivel is a "K". There is an "M" on the bolt lug.

Barrel Length: 25 1/2"

Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with standard military sights. The rear sight is in good condition with no losses to the spring loaded slider.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are wood in servicable condition. There are many dings and gouges and there are several cracks at the rear sling swivel. These cracks do not reduce the usability of the stock. There is a repair to the top rear forend wood. There are several visible brass pins and an inlaid "H" in the wood. The LOP measures 13". The stocks rate about fair to good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Probable Reblue

Bore Condition: The bore is slightly gray. The rifling is sharp and deep. There is some minor fouling and perhaps some minor erosion in the grooves. In any case a thorough cleaning would further improve this very good bore.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows refinishing and some wear. There is wear to the bolt. There is pinprick surface erosion in many of the metal surfaces near the bolt/trigger guard. Of particular note is the number and good condition of the proof marks. Only a few are difficult to read. The Screw heads are servicable and show some wear and minor disfiguration. The markings are mostly clear. Overall, this gun rates in about very good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun. Two sling swivel screws are missing, please see pictures..

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This the quintessential British battle rifle used from before WWI to Vietnam in and from every corner of the British Empire. This one is in good shootable condition and dates to WWI. With its matching serial number magazine, this is a rare gun.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.


Payment and Shipping Instructions:
Shipping:

USPS Insured shipping will cost $40. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.

Your gun will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of payment, usually the next day and you will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick the gun up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CLFD numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

Payment:

Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to utilize the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

Payment Methods:

Money Orders,  Personal Checks,  Cashiers Checks,

Ships Using:
 United States Postal Service



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