Cheap shooting using a real sized rifle.
Fitted with A.G. Parker target Barrel.
Converted in 1948 by the Australian Army using new wood made by Slazenger. The nose cap has been modified as is normal on Australian SMLE’s to allow for the fore-sight to be adjusted.
This is a rare rifle made even rarer coming from the Australian Army.
The MkIV was approved for Land Service in 1921 and is a conversion from the SMLE Mk III & III*.
Due to nomenclature changes in 1926, it became the “Rifle No2 MkIV*”.
The original designation marking on the butt socket were removed & new ones stamped below the Royal Cypher & original year of manufacture.
The magazine was added in May 1925 with the spring & follower removed.
The purpose of the magazine was to catch spent cases.
The bolt has an off centre floating firing pin & larger extractor claw. There were circa 25,000 converted at Enfield.