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    Posted: October 12 2013 at 1:07pm
Hi Everyone! I have had this rifle for awhile tucked in my safe and have never used it. I have everything I need to fire the weapon but thought it would be best to get some info/history first. Looks like I found the right place. I took some photos.
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Welcome to the forum.
There seems to be a dearth of pictures
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He "took some pictures"...Looks like he TOOK 'em to a safe place, where we'd never see 'em!
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I will try to send the pictures again. Sorry guys. 

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C'mon guys - he never said he had posted them, he only said he had 'took them'.
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Tease!

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I think he'll fit right in Wink
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Nice rifle, 1917 was a good year.

Looks like someone cut down the stock.

How does it shoot?
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Well - the obvious first
 
It has been sporterised (woodwork cut down)
Manufactured in 1917 at the Enfield plant
It is a Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) mark 3*
The * after the 'mark' indicates it had several modifications to simplify manufacture during WW1 (ie removal of the 'cut off')
 
It was sold into the UK civilian gun trade - hence the UK civilian 'proof marks' (BNP 303 2.222" 18.5tons per sq inch)
Birmingham Nitro Proof
303 = calibre
2.222" = cartridge length
18.5 tons per sq inch = proof test
 
It subsequently made its way into the USA before 1968 - hence the "England" import mark (after 1968 the marking requirements demanded the importers name as well)
 
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The classic No1MkIII* SMLE.
It is quite restorable but a useful deer gun as is.
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Looks like a great "Bambi" buster to me.
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