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BSA comerrcial SMLE No1 Mk III Regulated by Fulton.
I thought at first because of it's condition it was refinished but I was assured that because it spent it's intire life as a target rifle it was more than likely very well cared for and is almost certainly in original condition.
 
Because BSA did some strange things with serial numbers on commercial rifles the closest any one can come to a date of manufacture is some time from the mid 1920s to mid 30s.
 
Some more pictures with my No.4.
 
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VERY cool! Curious, but what type of accuracy are you getting with those? 
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Thats a gorgeous rifle. I am curious as to the accuracy as well.
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Between work and rain I haven't had a chance to fire the No1 yet. The No4 had bedding issues that caused it to string it's shots horizontally. It is also awaiting another trip to the range after some work on the bedding.
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Wow, those are nice looking rifles. Bet they weren't cheap, being target models.
 
I am curious about the bolt in the No. 4, it doesn't look like a No.4 bolt.
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The bolt on the no4 has a button style cocking piece The rifle. It was built in 1941 in Canada so is an earlier rifle.

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Thanks Bob.
The No. 4s I've seen have had more of a square hammer/cocking piece, but they weren't target models.
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Nice looking collection,hope you get some good accuracy out of them,keep us up to date Nothing like a plan when it all comes together Yippee
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WOW, those are neat.  The wood is beautiful  Excellent
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The No4 was not an originaly target rifle(it remains to be seen if it deserves the title nowShocked ). It is the one I posted a about a while ago that I bought as a poorly "sporterized" rifle and restored as best I could to military trim.
The cocking piece was used on some early manufactur N04s I don't know exactly when they stopped.
They changed designs as the war progressed to facilatate production.
The top is the "button" style like the one on mine.
The middle one is the most common.
The bottom one they did away with machining the grooves to speed up production just a bit more,
 
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Apparently they went back to the grooved cocking piece after the war. I have seen several No. 4s that were made in the 1950s,and they had the groved cocking piece. I'm sure there are a lot of different variants of the No. 4; a war time rifle made in several different countries by different arsenals.
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