There's a lot of these old classics around but not many nice ones. This one is very nice, not the typical tomato stakes generally available. The rifle is 100% matching and not import marked. The rear sight ladder was replaced at the arsenal with one from another gun and re-numbered to match this gun. The blue is complete and only worn through a little on the sharp edges. There is no rust or pitting anywhere, none. The bore is shiny and sharp. The action is smooth and tight. the clip is starting to turn brown and is un-numbered but is a correct WWI type. The 90 year old wood is nice looking but dry, a little oil would do wonders. There is an easily repairable crack in the lower stock but it's all there, nothing missing. The stock has a couple of arsenal repairs. The receiver is marked with a crown over the letters CR and ENFIELD 1917. It doesn't appear that this rifle saw the trenches or was shot much. The brass butt plate has the typical walking stick dents. This rifle looks nice as is but it would also make a geat subject for a complete restoration. If you're looking for a nice WWI Enfield all correct and original with no issues you'll be pleased with this one.
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