|Model||SMLE MK III*|
Built in the BSA Factory in 1941 Being a late date for a SMLE, it was not long after this BSA reverted its resources to building the Lee Enfield No4 Mk1. This is one of the 1000s of rifles we re-armed the Italian Army & Navy with, most of which remained in storage until recently. These are genuine Military Surplus rifles in service condition that have not been messed about by civillian gunsmiths etc. They all have handling marks that is part of their history and military use. If you are looking for a new condition all matching rifles these are not for you, if you want a rifle that is historically honest and service original this may fit the bill. Most of the SMLEs from the Italian Navy have an interesting history, at some point during WW2 they have been used by the Canadians which is quite common as all weapons were pooled in the various theatres of war hence each nation went home with the same number of weapons, they might not be the same weapons, this is how a lot of Lithgow rifles eneded up with British Troops. After the war when the Allies re-armed the Italians, they were given large stocks of SMLE & No4 Rifles by the Canadians. Finance Now available with 12,24 or 36 month terms with a minimum 10% deposit at 19.9% APR. Purchase with confidence from a family run business with 30 years experience.