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    Posted: April 24 2018 at 12:53pm
Hey guys, I am new to the forum and to collecting in general. I have always wanted an SMLE really badly, specifically one from around WW1. I found a seller that sounds promising What do you guys think of this:

It's a 1916 with an peddle scheme SSA reciever. The receiver has been drilled on the top for a sight, which is slightly upsetting. Only the receiver and barrel match, as this was rebuilt from a barreled receiver bought later. Full stock not sporterized. Apparently shoots well.

Asking price is $300 + $100 for a 1907 pattern bayonet. I was hoping to talk him down to $300 total. What do you guys think?
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Borderline.
The bolt not matching is a red flag, as are the drilled holes. Can you get a couple of pics?
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If you can talk him down to $300 total it would be okay. Still a bit high with a drilled receiver but not severely so since the SSA marked receivers demand a premium in any condition lately. Big question is what maker is the bayonet?
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Sanderson. Has scabbard as well.
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i agree shamu & bear , the SSA receivers are rarer , ive yet to find a nice example , i too wonder at the bayo mfgr , 
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One day I want to add an SSA and NRF to the collection but they don't come up often and when they do they are in poor condition with a crazy price tag. One day....
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My replies aren't being approved. Is this normal?
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All new members have a 20 post limit before being allowed to post without approval. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we have had to deal with a lot of spammers and found this to be the only way to remedy that problem.

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Nauser;

What claims does the seller have about the rifiling?
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Where are these screw holes? I don't see them on the images?
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Nauser;

What claims does the seller have about the rifiling?
"The rifle shoots as it should and the bore is in good shape for the age. It is a little dark but has strong rifling in it."
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Where are these screw holes? I don't see them on the images?
I haven't seen them yet at all. He claims they are very small. Also I talked him down to 300 and he never even tried to get more...
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Something I don't like is how the striker fits in the cocking piece. The end of the striker should be close to flush with the back of the cocking piece and here it is screwed out quite a ways.
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Originally posted by Bear43 Bear43 wrote:

Something I don't like is how the striker fits in the cocking piece. The end of the striker should be close to flush with the back of the cocking piece and here it is screwed out quite a ways.
That's fixable right? I arranged to go pick it up for 300 this weekend.
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That is screwed in a long way! How is the lock screw even bearing on it?
Is it fixable, sure worst case you replace the cocking piece & the firing pin & fit for correct protrusion.
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