my first 303

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    Don't know much about it,1940 Lithgow smle has a^d and ftr stamp on action and h on barrel rear sight leaf been removed and has a field l.e peep sight fitted (cant find any info on peep sight) and 3 sling swivels. all numbers match also has brass butt plate. im guessing it was a range/target rifle.
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  • #2
    Very nice EX Sapper.

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    • #3
      She's a beauty mate ! Enjoy. How does she shoot ? I'm sure she'll serve you well. I always think with these old service rifles we are custodians to care for them for the future, never 'owners' of these rifles.

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      • ex sapper
        ex sapper commented
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        Thanks, I haven't shot it yet,got it couple days ago and just finished cleaning the old girl.Cant believe how quik I got the pta(done online)Put a depsit on it Tuesday and pick it up Wednesday.

    • #4
      That sight is rather unusual in that most range rifles have the aperature mounted on LHS, Is there a makers name?
      Hold still varmint, whilst I plugs ya!

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      • ex sapper
        ex sapper commented
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        thank you for you reply,all I can see without removing sight is FIELD L.E.And im assuming it was a range rifle im stumped

    • #5
      Very nice but theres only one problem you have now.................................... You will want more!

      Take 2 aspirin and go get your SMLE a friend in the morning..

      Doc

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      • #6
        Hi Ex Sapper,
        I'll swap an original rear sight for your Field peep if you like!!
        Les

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        • sn@abrc
          [email protected] commented
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          Originally posted by LuckyLes" post=43075
          Hi Ex Sapper,
          I'll swap an original rear sight for your Field peep if you like!!
          Les
          I think you might have trouble getting an original rear sight to fit on a heavy barrel!

          best left as it is- more "period correct" than messing about with military issue sights, or drilling and tapping for a scope.

          stephen

        • ex sapper
          ex sapper commented
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          [quote="LuckyLes" post=43075]Hi Ex Sapper,
          I'll swap an original rear sight for your Field peep if you like!!
          Thanks for the offer but ill pass
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