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Reading these posts makes me want to start working on my II* metford but that will probably be a next year project. Question about the Lee Speed, what is the barrel lengthon it?
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Barrel is 24 1/2
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From what I can see with the second rifle, it is a BSA (inspector marking) made Sht.LE Mk.III, possibly a Mk.III* manufactured between 1910 and late 1940s (King George military proof). 
It has a replacement barrel at some time, probably a Canadian refurbishment post war. I don't see a serial number on the barrel, which was common for a Canadian refurb fitted barrel.

There is a Canadian Govt acceptance marking (C broad arrow) on the receiver, which was usually applied on their return to Canada post WWI. I don't see a matching marking on the barrel, so this again suggests to me a later Canadian refurb.
The bolt has a miss matched serial number I would expect. The bolt has a post 1954 Birmingham Nitro Proof stamp on the knob, so the bolt has been to the UK on another rifle. I dont see the Birm Nitro Proof on the barrel.

If there is no info on the right wrist, it has been scrubbed.

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Once again thank you very much. I've got my friends  teenage son who is interested in old military firearms and is looking for a project so I may give it to him.  Think I'll get him to do the research and then if he can outshoot me against the Lee-Speed then it's his.  Gotta continue the stories.
Thanks again

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I LOVE it! Brilliant idea. Make him WIN it so he'll value it.
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Not a mark on the wrist.
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i once gave a friends son rifles to work with , it made me feel good to help a young person interested in enfields , i would like to think it started him on a long journey with the rest of us , i hope he has stuck with it , 
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