Just Arrived, Deactivated WWI Standard Small Arms (S.S.A.) SMLE

Just Arrived, Deactivated WWI Standard Small Arms (S.S.A.) SMLE

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This is a matching numbers S.S.A. manufactured WWI SMLE MKIII* .303 rifle. Standard Small Arms (S.S.A.) was a company founded during the First World War with the primary aim to supply complete rifles, namely SMLE's to the British Government's War Department to supplement the output of Enfield , BSA and LSA. However, the company never achieved its goal of producing large numbers of rifles and only managed to make around 200,000 in total during WWI. A tiny amount in rifle terms. The butt strap band was not stamped with a makers name, just a Crown over GR with the year of manufacture and model. The initials SSA were stamped on the left rear of the receiver and this example also has and SSA marked barrel. The bolt is stamped with the letter N, this inidicates that it was property of the Royal Navy. In 1921 it was reworked or upgraded by RSAF, Enfield and stamped accordingly.

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Product Code: 17SS5