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Item #37182

BSA Charger-Loading Lee-Enfield Mk. I Rifle (Retailed by Charles Riggs

  • Maker: Enfield
  • Model: Mk.I
  • Caliber: .303

  • Description: Serial #AA992 / 31347, .303 British, 30 1/4” barrel with a fine, bright bore that has some minor freckling within the grooves. This is a “BSA Co.” marked rifle, with stacked rifles logo on the knox form, and retailer engraved on the left side of the receiver: “C. RIGGS & Co. / BROAD STREET STATION / LONDON E.C.” in crisp Roman letters (This was Riggs’ address from 1911-1913). The metal retains 92-95% of the original blue finish that is blending into a smooth, dark plum-brown patina along the balance, with some silvering along the edges, projections, and bearing surfaces. The bolt is equipped with a safety, is numbered to the gun, and has a mostly bright gray body with some streaks of darker freckling. The forward volley sight is still present, the front sight is equipped with protective wings, a windage adjustable 1800 yd back sight is fitted to the barrel, and a Parker-Hale Model 5A aperture sight is mounted in place of the rear volley sight. The nicely figured walnut stock and forend have numerous small handling marks and blemishes scattered about the original oil finish, especially noticeable on the forend behind the barrel band and around the receiver. A correct magazine is fitted, and commercial Birmingham proofs are present. This is a very nice Long Lee, in fine plus condition, that would make a great addition to any collection of British military match rifles. FFL or C&R