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Topic: Thank you and question
Posted By: cjump
Subject: Thank you and question
Date Posted: February 19 2023 at 3:22pm
Appreciate this forum and I have questions. Hoping this is the right place. Have a 303 and know absolutely nothing about it. I have researched for a few days and so confusing. I have pics of markings if anyone can help identify mfg, year,  however cannot figure out how to add the pics. Any help is appreciated. 



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Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 5:42am
Welcome from Atlanta, GA.

Go to the “Info for new Enfield Owners” forum.  Shamu has a sticky at the top with how to post photos, very simple.  


 


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 7:28am
we will be happy to help when we get to see what you have , welcome and thanks for joining us here , 


Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:08am


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:22am


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:25am


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:26am


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:27am
Thank you both. Pics uploaded pending approval. 

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Posted By: scottz63
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 9:36am
I'll let the experts here chime in, but I think I can give you the basics anyways. 

1944 Lithgow, Australia made S.M.L.E. No1 MkIII*

Also, Welcome here! :)


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Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 10:17am
A few pictures of the overall rifle will help, may have been sporterized. 


Posted By: SGonger
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 10:57am
Welcome aboard the Lithgow owner/ship. 👍
It looks like the (S 3343) is in the right location,top right side rear of the action?
If so it’s the PAA number,hopefully it should have the same matching number underneath the bolt handle?
PAA=Proof Action Assembly.
Cheer’s.


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 5:11pm


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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 5:19pm
Wow. Thank you!

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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 20 2023 at 5:19pm
Thank you!!!

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Posted By: scottz63
Date Posted: February 21 2023 at 6:12am
Looks to be in good shape. It has been sporterized, the forearm has been cut down and it's missing the top handguards and rear sight protector. Has the barrel been cut down? Can you post a pic of the front of the barrel where the front sight is?

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 21 2023 at 6:17pm
In full military drag it would have looked like this, except for the target peep sights at the rear of the action.



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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 21 2023 at 8:56pm
Those are nice!!!  Mine is definitely modified. 

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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 21 2023 at 8:59pm


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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: February 21 2023 at 9:57pm
seems you have gotten everything i might add , nice rifle as a shooter - i cant see the fore end to say if its restorable in an economic sense but it looks to be a nice rifle , enjoy it 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: February 22 2023 at 11:00am
The barrel seems unmodified so it is restorable to Mil Spec.
BUT I should warn you its a labor of love as parts have increased dramatically in price recently.
To check barrel length
UNLOAD & "prove safe".
Close the bolt fully. (This will cock the action & withdraw the firing pin.)
Apply the safety.
Slide a cleaning rod in from the muzzle end till it contacts the closed & locked bolt face.
Mark the rod & withdraw it.
Measure from the mark to the tip of the rod.
Unmolested it should be 25.2 in (640 mm).

When done take off safe open bolt pull & hold trigger, close bolt with trigger pulled. (easing springs)



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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 22 2023 at 6:36pm
Thank you!!!

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Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 22 2023 at 6:37pm
Will be able to do that over the weekend. Everything seems solid. What would you say the value is as is.  $450?  Will never sell as it is passed down from my dad. Just curious. 

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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: February 23 2023 at 7:08am
Value is dependent on geographical location but as you have stated that it was passed down to you from your dad, that should make the rifle priceless. Sporterized Enfields like yours are a dime a dozen so to speak and will range in value between $250.00 to $525.00 and again, that is depending on geographical location.  


Posted By: cjump
Date Posted: February 23 2023 at 7:24am
Thank you. Agreed!  This group is also invaluable!

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 23 2023 at 10:58am
A rifle like yours, because the barrel isn't bobbed, would go for between $350-$450 in my part of the country. Full wood Lee Enfield prices have gone real high lately ( and unmolested Sporters, meaning none of the steel has been removed) but Sporters that have been permanently "modified" are selling between $250-$300. That's actually good for new hunters wanting an inexpensive rifle with enough power to handle anything in North America!



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