Just Arrived, Deactivated WWII SMLE Dated 1939 - Dunkirk Era

Just Arrived, Deactivated WWII SMLE Dated 1939 - Dunkirk Era

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This is an early WWII SMLE No1 MKIII, dated 1939 (Dunkirk Era). It was manufactured by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA Co) and has the magazine cut off plate. Note this rifle was not upgraded to a MKIII*, most were. With the outbreak of WWII the British military soon realised a huge shortage in serviceable rifles. Although during the inter war years various new designs and improvements had been trialed, it soon became apparent that the manufacture of the trusty SMLE was the easiest short term fix. These rifles were some of the first to see action early in 1940 during the Allies attempt to halt the German invasion of France with many of these rifle being abandoned on the beaches of Dunkirk after the mass evacuation back to Britain. Rifles that returned were soon back in action being redeployed on all fronts throughout Europe, Africa and Asia.

Deactivated to current specifications with moving bolt and removable magazine. This rifle can still be fully dismantled with the exception of the bolt.

This item is available for purchase and is currently at the proof house being certificated.

To order Call 01547 529093 or 05603 416575 or email sales@deactivated-guns.co.uk.

Product Code: 39S95


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