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Got my first enfield rifle and I would like to know/determine what model it is.

On the metal band that goes around the neck of the stock reads:
GR B (looks like a B but top part of letter missing) 1942 SHILE, below that looks like III and a six pointed star

Any help appreciated.
 

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It's a 1942 "Dispersal" rifle. The 'B' stands for BSA who, during the early stages of WWII, dispersed it's various shops to remote locations to avoid German bombing. The only No.1 rifles that Britain produced during WWII.

While they're not all that rare...one doesn't exactly run into them every day. Nice find for a first Lee Enfield.

Any chance of pictures?
 

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As far as I can tell you got a 1942 ShtLE (Short Lee Enfield) No.1 Mk.111*. And the star or asterisk is for just a few modifications made to the Mk3. Like removing the magazine cuttoff and the volley sights.
 

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Thanks guys. That was a big help. The rifle even came with a bayonet with 1907 at the base of the blade and a sheath.

As soon as I get my camera going I will post a photo. It is the one pictured in the link KidKalash66 gave me, except the stock is darker. Same markings and everything that is one the metal band of that rifle is on mine.

Again Thank you.
 
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