The .303 British (designated as the 303 British by the C.I.P. and SAAMI) or 7.7×56mmR, is a .303-inch (7.7 mm) calibre (with the bore diameter measured between the lands as is common practice in Europe) rimmed rifle cartridge first developed in Britain as a black-powder round put into service in December 1888 for the Lee–Metford rifle. In 1891 the cartridge was adapted to use smokeless powder. It was the standard British and Commonwealth military cartridge from 1889 until the 1950s when it was replaced by the 7.62×51mm NATO.

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  1. TylerRitts

    British SMLE Mk* (star)

    Hey yall! I made a post yesterday about value on a mk3*. Just wanted to show some pictures. Would this be worth $400? Less? More? Thanks!
  2. TylerRitts

    SMLE MK3* Rifle

    Hey yall. I have a British SMLE MK3* manufactured 1917. Original .303 chambering. Unfortunately it was sporterized. It also has some OD green painting on the front sight. The wood is banged up and scratched as expected from a 100+ year old WW1 rifle. Anyone know its value?
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