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  • My father gave this to me. Strange markings all over this 303 British. When where and why?

     Maverick updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Maverick

    Member
    December 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    My father gave this to me. Strange markings all over this 303 British. When where and why?

  • zSchlachter

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Lithgow means its an aussie smle

  • alphawhiskey189

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    That wrist looks awfully thin.

  • elkriver71

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    My fathers 303 British that he acquired from a friend in Milwaukee Wisconsin around 1960 for deer hunting passed down to me his son.

  • Weiner365

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    It’s called a Lee-Enfield SMLE, just Lee-Enfield or SMLE for short. It’s not referred to as a “.303 British” pretty much ever

  • JethroFire

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Looks to be an Australian made Enfield SMLE Mark III* from 1922. In British service, these were replaced by the Number 4 rifle, but the Australians produced them into the 1950s. Is it sporterized?

    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee–Enfield#Short_Magazine_Lee–Enfield_Mk_III](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee–Enfield#Short_Magazine_Lee–Enfield_Mk_III)

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

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  • Sbudno

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    [You May be interested in this thread](https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=47649)

  • elkriver71

    Guest
    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t think so. Butt of stock looks cut with a brass plate attached.

  • nomonopolyonpie

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    December 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    You have an Australian “Smelly”.

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