A .303 Lithgow No. 1 SMLE MKIII bolt-magazine sniper rifle, no. 27472

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Lot 517Ω S1
A .303 Lithgow No. 1 SMLE MKIII bolt-magazine sniper rifle, no. 27472

Sold for £ 1,375 (US$ 1,667) inc. premium
A .303 Lithgow No. 1 SMLE MKIII bolt-magazine sniper rifle, no. 27472
In standard service configuration, thumb-recess, standard service vernier-sights, the stock with brass butt-plate and trap, sling-swivels, the barrel with blade-foresight and bayonet attachment lug, the receiver mounted with a Pattern 1918 telescope-sight engraved Sight Telescopic, Patt. 1918 (Aust)/1 B.A.A. 3650 G.A.
Weight 10lb. 10oz. (including 'scope), 13⅜in. pull (13in. stock), 25¼in. barrel, recent London nitro proof

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  • Please note that, whilst this rifle does include all of the features associated with the No.1 Mk.III* HT sniper rifle, there is reason to believe that it was originally a target rifle, and that the 'scope was fitted later.
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