A limited number of authentic Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE), or No. 1 Mark III, rifles are being offered for sale by Century Arms (centuryarms.com) through Bud’s Gun Shop (budsgunshop.com)to support the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA, nraila.org).
The Ishapore SMLEs chambered in .303 British are around 100 years old, and are likely veterans of World War I and other military actions of the British Empire. Upon being retired from active service, the rifles continued their military careers as decommissioned—non-firing—training and education arms, and are therefore marked “DP,” for “Drill Purposes,” to denote their intended use.
Now, priced at $250, the display-only rifles are available for purchase, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the efforts of NRA-ILA in preserving the Second Amendment. To further strengthen your NRA, a free membership is also included with each purchase. For more information about the rifles, or to place an order, visit budsgunshop.com/enfield, and please note, although the rifles have been decommissioned, an FFL transfer is still required.