Serial Number: 12100
Year of Manufacture: 1936
Caliber: .303 British
Action Type: Bolt Action, Removable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the stock band is marked with a crown over “GR” / B.S.A. Co. / 1936 / SHTLE / III *”. The left side of the safety lever is marked “III”. There are two proof marks on the left side of the receiver ring and two on the top of the chamber. The back of the bolt handle is marked “ 7/oo”. The front of the bayonet lug / sight guard is marked “L12100”.
Barrel Length: 25 ½”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with standard military SMLE sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are original military wood. There are compression marks, dings, age and discoloration present. This is apparently the original piece of wood that may have been lightly cleaned one, but never refinished. There are no splits or cracks and the wood actually has a nicely aged appearance. The LOP measures approx. 12 ½”. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Military Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is near bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is mild erosion in the grooves, though this is extremely light and the bore looks better than the exterior.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 40% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear and thinning to the original finish, with mottling, patina and surface rust throughout. The surface rust is heavies ton the nose cap and barrel bands. The frame finish has thinned and mottled and eroded the metal a bit. This rifle has a nice, untouched and honestly aged appearance. The screw heads are mostly in good serviceable condition, with a few showing some disfiguration. The markings are legible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. The magazine cutoff is present. It is rare to find this feature still intact. .
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Here is an honest looking Enfield SHTLE, manufactured by Birmingham Small Arms Co. It has never been refinished, and looks today like it probably did the day it was retired after WWII. This is a good example of a WWII rifle and is still a shooter with a strong bore. If you are a WWII re-enactor or collector of British Rifles, this is a find.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may 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.
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