Lee Enfield No8 Mk1
Serial No A10403
Matching Serial Numbers in Excellent Condition
This example retains most of its Suncorite finish, and has an excellent bore.
There were two action styles, one is very similar to the No5 & the second based on a standard No4 Action. Both were purpose built as the No8.
The rear sight is correct and has the Harmonised “H” setting when used with Landscape Targets.
Whilst BSA designed and manufactured the No.8 rifle at the Shirley factory on the outskirts of Birmingham, mostly for a New Zealand Contract, a significant number, probably the greater, of these rifles were produced at Fazakerley, the Royal Ordnance Factory in Lancashire.
The rifle has matching serial numbers on the Bolt, Receiver & Fore-end. The original rubber butt pad is still in excellent condition
A Genuine No8 Trainer built in 1949.
Lee Enfield No 8 rifles are not coming up for sale very often. This is a fine example for any collector of military trainers.
This is a Fazakerley made example at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Lancashire.