Sale of Ishapore Lee-Enfields To Aid NRA-ILA

posted on March 30, 2020

A limited number of authentic Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE), or No. 1 Mark III, rifles are being offered for sale by Century Arms ( through Bud’s Gun Shop (  to support the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA,

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, and please note, although the rifles have been decommissioned, an FFL transfer is still required.

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