SOLD IMPORTANT B.S.A. Co. LONG LEE ENFIELD RIFLE Mk1*……. THE 1910 BISLEY MATCHES “HANDSWORTH PRIZE” PRESENTATION TROPHY RIFLE

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This is an icon from the Golden age of the British Empire.  In excellent all matching condition with an excellent bore, we have a Very Important B.S.A. Co manufactured Long Charger Loading Lee Enfield Mk1* Service Rifle,  This is the actual Handsworth Shooting Prize Presentation Rifle from the 1910 Bisley National Rifle Championship Matches.  This custom made rifle was awarded as the “Handsworth Prize” in 1910 at the Bisley Matches.  These presentation rifles are extremely rare and are highly sought after by collectors.  This was an exceptionally well made publicity rifle for Birmingham Small Arms Co. and was basically an advertisement and testament to the quality of their rifle making skills.  The Hallmarked Sterling Silver plaque gives the pertinent details of the identification of the prize and the date of 1910.  If you cared to contact the British National Rifle Association or dug through your July 1910 editions of the London Times you could determine the gentlemen who won this cherished trophy.  Back prior to WW1 this was probably a more prestigious event than Wimbledon is today as far as sports go.  This is an extremely romantic relic of the Great days of the British Empire.


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