The following is a selection of SMLE rifles that were made post 2nd World War.
1953 Lithgow No1 MkIII*
The following images are kindly donated by a fellow collector “Limpetmine” who has allowed me to repost some images of a very nice post 2nd World War 2 SMLE that he owns.
The rifle in question is a 1953 Lithgow made No1MkIII*. Lithgow is the Australian factory that made the Australian SMLE’s. Lithgow produced the No1MkIII* up to 1953, so this rifle is in fact one of the last made at the iconic factory.
Thanks again Limpet for the images.