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    £ 650
    Lee Enfield SMLE Bolt Action .303 Rifles
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    £ 650

    Lee Enfield SMLE Bolt Action .303 Rifles

    RiflesBolt ActionUsed£ 650

    1915 BSA Lee Enfield SMLE MKIII with 1915 Sanderson bayonet.


    A very rare find in deactivated format.

    The reason this rifle is rare is because it is marked up to the 2nd Battalion of the Manchester Regiment. This was the battalion of Wilfred Owen and as such, is of enhanced historical interest. Would make a fantastic centre of attraction display piece.

    Both the rifle and bayonet have been in family possession for a number of years and are believed to have been brought back from France following WW1.

    Butt marker disc - 2 MAN 420

    Serial number - X29956

    Made in 1915 and assuming it was not lost in battle at any stage, it is likely that this rifle saw action as follows:

    1915
    2nd battle of Ypres
    1916
    The Somme *
    The Battle of Albert*
    The Battle of Bazentin*
    The Battle of the Ancre*
    1917
    Operations on the Ancre
    The pursuit of the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line
    1918
    The First Battle of Arras
    The Battle of Amiens
    The Battle of Albert
    The Battle of Bapaume
    The Battle of the St Quentin Canal
    The Battle of Beaurevoir
    The Battle of the Sambre, including the passge of the Oise-Sambre Canal the site of Wilfred's Owen's death.

    An historically significant piece which is hard to come by....Read full description
    CategoryRifles
    SubcategoryBolt Action
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 650
    Sale typePrivate
    Calibre.303
    ModelSMLE
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    Gun StatusDeactivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item
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