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    SMLE MK I*s-range outing

    I had the day off today to I decided to make a late afternoon trip to the range. I took three early SMLE 's with me. From top to bottom:
    SMLE Mk I*, produced by Enfield in 1904
    SMLE ConD II, produced as an MLE Mk I, converted in 1904 by Sparkbrook
    SMLE Mk I*, produced by Enfield in 1911 (sportered forend replaced with a Prestigious set)

    It's been a while since I had shot these, so I had to reacquaint myself those barleycorn front sights. Handloads were made to mimic the Mk 6 load, as all three rifles are still calibrated for this load.

    While these are not target rifles, The 1911 Mk I* and the Cond II printed some respectable groups. The 1904 Mk I* needs some more work with bullet/powder combinations.

    All in all, an enjoyable day in the mild fall weather. Hope you all enjoy the pics.

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    Nice to shoot the early rifles and noticed you had a ConD II. I got my ConD II from a friend long time ago back when Skip Stratton was still around. Skip did some checking and told me that he believed mine was a left over Mark 1 action body used to build my rifle. The butt has the early long tang but the rear sling swivel was changed. Sights are still for the Mark 6 cartridge.

    Nice to view another ConD II

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    That is a beautiful and rare rifle!

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