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Something not often seen #15650984 01/13/21
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Recently acquired SMLE No.2 Mk IV. .22 long rifle, single shot. British Army training rifle manufactured in 1936. Full size as a regular SMLE No.1 Mk III service rifle, only in .22 rimfire not .303 British.

The gun is designed to drop the empty cartridge case off the bolt head and down into the empty hollow Enfield magazine box. Pretty slick. Metal finish is original I believe. Stock was redone in its past, whether in a British arsenal or by a subsequent owner- who knows. Regardless, it's nicely done and I'm proud to be its custodian.

Bore is beautiful and it shoots nicely. Initial backyard trial with Winchester Match CB Long's yielded 50 foot groups of 1/2", with the gun elbow rested on the deck rail, and with ammo that's not optimal. I hold high hopes for it with premo ammo off the bench at 50 yards. Stay tuned.

Now the search begins for a Parker-Hale target sight that was a no-drill add on for SMLE's.

And yes, I'm aware it's missing the brass stock disc. I have one coming.

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That is pure bad azz!


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Pretty slick indeed. You’re really on a roll, Pugs too.



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Very cool!!


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That’s awesome and glad to hear it shoots/functions well. I’ve passed on a few and still look for one in decent condition to pounce on


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Nice snag gnoahhh. I'll wait on the next installment concerning the way it shoots with proper ammo. Good luck and Be Well, RZ.

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Very cool that it arrived Gary - looking forward to seeing that one!


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Those are neat and it appears you have found a really nice example.

I'm also a fan of these old military training rifles.

Thanks for sharing.

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Wow. I like it.


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I saw one of those many years ago in a little gun shop in my area, if I remember correctly it was priced $700 and sold fast

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That is a cool rifle.


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Nice, I like how you mentioned that you were the custodian not the owner 👍

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He’s keeping it warm for me.



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That is awesome! Great snag

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Originally Posted by Pappy348
He’s keeping it warm for me.



Not the first guy who tried to weasel his way into my will!


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Cool rifle



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Originally Posted by gnoahhh
Originally Posted by Pappy348
He’s keeping it warm for me.



Not the first guy who tried to weasel his way into my will!


You know, Dad, words hurt....😢



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Outstanding, Could I ask where you found it?


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Very cool!

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That is very cool gnoahhh.....the military trainers are some of the neatest .22s out there and that is a beauty - I would not have hesitated on that one! I am interested in how it shoots for you at 50yds (sounds like it has good potential) so please keep us updated! I only have two trainers but both shoot as good as some of my best .22s - one is a Springfield M22 and the other is a Swiss K31.

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