Thread title about says it all - newest addition to the gun closet. Not provenanced as a Gurkha weapon like the wonderful Gallipoli rifle previously posted, but not beyond the realm of possibility. Stock disk is unmarked, stock and nose-cap are later rework, with matched numbers on bolt, receiver, barrel and rear sight. Australian arrow in D marking; fingers of handguards removed as typical of Indian service, but no Ishy screw in stock. Matching P-07 bayonet marked ENF 12 '09. Have added correct WWI vintage oiler and pull-through in butt, and replaced leather sling with webbing (dated '44, but genuine WWI webbing would cost more than I paid for the rifle
). Will add more and better pics with some period kukris soon, but wanted to show off my new acquisition.
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