303 British SMLE
I am considering buying a "Smellie". The idea would be a rugged SHTF/prepper gun, that would be simple enough to operate if I pass it to a trusted family member. I am somewhat unfamiliar with the Mark (1,2,3,4) designations, and other that the internet, the only place I could likely get one is Dunham's Sports. I am not looking for a collector, but a reliable rifle that I could clean up into something shootable and presentable. Any major pitfalls to look out for? I will most likely buy a sealed tin of ammo to store, and shoot reloads for the range, possibly hard cast lead.
Any and all feedback appreciated.
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