LEE-ENFIELD Sporterized

PRICE: R 6,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1435

FEATURES:

MAKE Lee-Enfield
MODEL No. 4 Mk 2 (F) - Sporterized
CALIBER .303 British
ACTION Bolt-Action
CAPACITY 10+1
CONDITION Excellent used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century.
It was the British Army’s standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957.
The WWI versions are often referred to as the “SMLE”, which is short for the common “Short, Magazine, Lee–Enfield” variant.

The Lee–Enfield was the standard issue weapon to rifle companies of the British Army and other Commonwealth nations in both the First and Second World Wars (these Commonwealth nations included Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and South Africa, among others).
As a standard-issue infantry rifle, it is still found in service in the armed forces of some Commonwealth nations, notably with the Bangladesh Police, which makes it the second longest-serving military bolt-action rifle still in official service, after the Mosin–Nagant.

During this long service life there have been many different variants and Marks of this rifle, however all version were chambered  to fire the .303 British (or 7.7×56mmR) service cartridge, a rimmed, high-powered rifle round.

Total production of all Lee–Enfields is estimated at over 17 million rifles, with many still available today on the second-hand market..
Many Lee-Enfield rifles have been sporterized, like this example, where they are set into modern, sporting rifle stocks and fitted with scopes to be used for hunting and sport shooting.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This rifle is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish (which has been refinished – not original) is in excellent condition with no discernible marks.
The sporterized, wooden stock is in excellent condition with very few, extremely light dings in places, and the recoil pad is like new.
It is fitted with a Niko Sterling Gold Crown 4 x 40 Wide Angle scope, and includes a leather and fabric sling.
It has a 22″ barrel.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for medium and big game hunting.

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