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1903 Mk1 LSA Enfield
1903 Mk1 Enfield Rifle
(Mfg by LSA - London Small Arms)

Caliber: ....................... .303 in.
Rifling & Twist: ............. 5 Groove, Enfield, Left Hand Twist
Barrel Length: .............. 25.2 in (640 mm)
Overall Length: ............. 44.5 in (1130 mm)
Weight: ....................... 8.5 lb. (3.7 kg) (unloaded)
Magazine Capacity: ....... 10 rounds (magazine loaded)
Total Qty Mfg: .. ........... 363,097 (by Enfield, Sparkbrook, BSA Co. and LSA Co.)
Qty Mfg by LSA Co. ....... 65,000

Source: ....................... The Lee-Enfield Story by Ian Skennerton (1993) - ISBN: 185367138X

The rifle displayed in the picture virtual tour is in "like new" museum quality condition.  It's an LSA (London Small Arms) pre-production rifle marked Patent 19.145/90.  It was a presentation piece that came complete with matching bayonet/scabbard/frog & original black leather sling.  It is double serial number marked with LSA's commercial serial # 66 and also with a military serial # 37E.

This rifle was originally purchased by Val Forgett Sr., the owner Navy Arms N.J. during the 1960's, reportedly from W.W. Greener's private corporate collection dating from 1903. Subsequently purchased from Forgett by a private collector and has been in private hands for the last 20 years.

Earliest configuration ShtLE, just after the completion of the trials pattern.  It has the early pattern swivels (rear is a screw-in), large swivels, sheet metal butt plate no trap, early magazine with loop on floorplate, c/w "chain" link to attach the magazine.  It has the windage adjustable sight with bone knobs.

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