These went on sale here in the 60s. Boy, I really wanted one, but was a young man of miserable means at the time. They are made up on a No4Mk1 action with a shortened magazine. The stock, forend, barrel and sights were all new. Th eside of the action has three small holes drilled and filled with screws for a scope mount.
There are a few tiny dings under the forend and apart from that the rifle looks new. The Vintagers in Australia have a rifle match as well as all of the shotgun stuff and rifle are supposed to be representative of the 1880s-1940 period. This would have been very similar to rifles produced at the time.
I remember Dad's company commander apparently had a 303 sporter. When I bought a sporterised SMLE home years ago, Dad said 'that is just like GOD's rifle, but his was real fancy!' The major's name was Gerry O'Day, his men all called him GOD. I think it will go well on cast boolits '
Here are a few pics, along with a stock Savage for comparison:
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If you are interested.
I don't know how this would stand up to a full diet of factory loads. I will shoot about 50-60 through it to sort the barrel out then it will be lead for the rest of its time with me (hopefully a reallllllllllllllllll long time).