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    Posted: September 05 2021 at 3:33pm
Another interesting conversion. This rifle was built as a ShtLE MkI or MkI* by BSACo, and in 1915 was converted at Ishapore to a MkI** IP. Practically speaking this means it is largely identical to a ShtLE MkIII. The forend, nosecap, and barrel match the action body. Unfortunately the bolt and rear sight do not match. The draws also have significant damage not visible from the outside and it is not fireable until that is repaired. Otherwise, it's a fairly nice example of one of the more unique Great War SMLEs.

High Velocity marked but not Short Cone. Although the barrel is undated, it is probably original to the 1915 rebuild to MkI** IP configuration.
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Probable armourer's markings. 

Dished out from hand polishing where the sliding charger guide stop was removed. 

Chamber was polished for rust. This pitting is the only real blemish on the barreled action.
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nice looking rifle - not uncommon for a bit of mismatch with indian rifles but i would not find this a problem 
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Thanks! I agree it's not a major issue especially with how hard it is to find this particular model still in decent condition and chambered for .303. Just have to check the locking lugs before I shoot it.
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good luck with it but my guess is you will be pleased , it looks very clean and neatly done , in those days the brits were still in charge of the process IIR?C 
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