Rare and wonderfully original example
All matching (original) numbers
Correct trials pattern components
Excellent original barrel
.303 Lee Enfield No1Mk5 Troop Trials Rifle, Circa 1924. Rare and wonderfully original example of the first rifle trialled to replace the No1Mk3 SMLE in the early years following WW1. This example is all matching (original) numbers and has all the correct trials pattern (and Enfield inspectors marked) components throughout even down to the foresight blade and (often missing/wrong) magazine cut-off with no sighting hole. Excellent original barrel (numbered and dated) gauging at .303” all making this a very desirable example indeed that would make an excellent collection piece as well as a fine shooter.
Stock No 2256
One of the last Lebel rifles to be produced
Very rarely encountered in the UK
Probably the rarest WW1 issue rifle
in shootable condition
8mm Lebel Model 1886/M93, Circa 1915. Manufactured at the Tulle state factory in 1915 making this one of the last Lebel rifles to be produced before production ceased in 1916. Very rarely encountered in the UK with those that are seen being in mostly relic condition this example is in fair overall order throughout and has matching numbers to the barrel, bolt, action, stock and forend (feint). The barrel is also fair (actually the best Lebel barrel I have encountered) with very strong rifling although with some corrosion. Plenty of small armourers repairs to the stock and forend however they are original to the rifle and all add t its history. A very rare opportunity to acquire what is probably the rarest WW1 issue rifle in shootable condition.
Stock No 2200