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SN XP244. Cal. .303 British. Very rare troop trials carbine as described in Ian’s Skennerton’s reference book The Lee Enfield, pgs 349 & 502 with grooved stock and hand guard, recessed hole in bolt handle knob, brass buttplate, narrow trigger guard and charger bridge with SMLE body casting modified for rear aperture sight. Savage marked slide and adjustment screw on rear sight. Also has thinner, shaved butt, Bren gun style sheet metal front sight protector ears and squared bayonet lug. US import mark on bbl under hand guard. Included is a fine orig 1944 dated web sling. All matching numbers between receiver and bolt. PROVENANCE: From the Estate of World Renowned British Rifle Collector Robert W. Faris. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish near excellent. Orig blued finish with some wear at the rear sight attachment points and at high edges of magazine. Bright shiny bore with some frosting on the lands. Wooden stock very attractive with some scattered handling marks. There were only 100 of these troop trials guns made and only 50 with a regular brass buttplate. 51608-6 JWK (10,000-20,000) C&R – Lot 1652

Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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