SMLE .22 trainer

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Nice info on the real McCoy's. I had a jjco put together from Lithgow parts, the date on the receiver was '45 but the letter code wasn't correct for that time frame. Anyway I knew it wasn't correct but it sure looked great and I sold that rifle several years ago for a little more than I paid so wasn't hurt owning it for several years. The fella I sold it to didn't mind that it wasn't a vintage piece either.

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Nice trick.

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I picked up an LSA with NZ markings back in 1995 for $225.00. I shoot it every now and then. I've rarely seen another one.

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I believe I score a double in bad luck: A .22 Short Rifle Mk III without a Parker Histock magazine and a magazine for the British No.7 without the rifle!
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I, also, have a SMLE .22 in my collection Twenty years ago plus, I, paid $ 50.00 for mine.
I, will post some photos.
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As promised. Photos of my SMLE .22 cal trainer.
Rifle info - Crown GR BSA CO SHT 22 IV* Bolt head marked 22 #2. serial # 8637.
I, have to add. The amount and Mark# markings of these SMLE .22 trainers rifles,
remains unclear.
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I didn't know these existed. Did they use these for training soldiers or some type of
youth training?

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Both.
Musketry was a very thoroughly taught skill back then. Indoor training at 25 yds was the place all were trained in he basics, then they graduated to the .303 for final finishing at longer rages.

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Tommy Atkins wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:18 pm
Both.
Musketry was a very thoroughly taught skill back then. Indoor training at 25 yds was the place all were trained in he basics, then they graduated to the .303 for final finishing at longer rages.
That's interesting, I had no idea they did that. It looks like a fun rifle and cheap to shoot.

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These rifles are well made and quite accurate. With good ammo they will hold their own with the best of them (open sights). Mine has a very nice trigger. The magazine will hold almost 100 fired cases which makes the range officers happy to not have to sweep up!
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50 yards using Russian "Junior" standard velocity 40 grain ammo.
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I, would like to add, my BSA CO .22 trainer, has a right side receiver mag cut-off lever.
It, has a spring/follower assy, that can be removed, to hold fired cases.
This is the correct mag w/.22 marked on the left side. I, have questions.
Why the hole on the left side? what is the main purpose, for the small lever.
on the mags side, at the right top?
Roy
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Early SMLE .303 mag. Worth a few bucks to collectors. I guess they used it to finish off a .22rf?

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Roy mcleod wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:12 pm
I, would like to add, my BSA CO .22 trainer, has a right side receiver mag cut-off lever.
It, has a spring/follower assy, that can be removed, to hold fired cases.
This is the correct mag w/.22 marked on the left side. I, have questions.
Why the hole on the left side? what is the main purpose, for the small lever.
on the mags side, at the right top?
Roy

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3 of my No2 MkIV*s have the same type 2 SMLE magazine stamped with .22 so i would say they were commonly used on the trainers.
The other 2 have plain type 4 mags but nothing stamped on them

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The magazine cut off was removed when it was converted to .22 MkIV... It has been refitted post service....
The magazine follower was removed when the magazine was designated for .22.Someone has put the follower and spring back in post service too.

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OK, we now have 3 pages of praise and seller's remorse related to these rifles. If you have not bought one yet, what are you waiting for?
Frequently wrong, never in doubt.

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