Question on value of some No 1 Mark 111 wood
I have the following and would appreciate any help concerning the value of the following No 1Mark 111 wood.
1) fore-end dark brown color, no patches nor dents, clean solid wood, no metal but has Ishapore reinforcing strap at rear.
2) fore-end dark brown color, no patches few very small dents, has backsight protector and front stud w/screw, clean solid wood has Ishapore reinforcing strap. Has three bands red/white/red over magazine area.
3) two front handguards, clean no dents nor repairs, one is also inletted for either the Mark 1 or Mark 11
4) buttstock, light brown color, no dents, no repairs cut for disc
What Ishapore added was a large wood screw halfway between the front of the reciever and the mid barrel band
the red white red paint indicates a Drill rifle
Last edited by John Sukey; 06-21-2012 at 02:29.
you can find a SMLE that has been sporterized with the fore-end cut-off near the band and these rifles can be restored. The painted bands can be removed, my question concerns the value of these fore-ends? $40 $50 or $60 plus ?