I would still like to fin out what the markings mean. I've not been about to find a definite reference to the markings. I bought this rifle mostly as history piece. But It will also be added to my fun guns.
wellll..the smle mean short magazine lee enfield, the no.1 mrk 3 is obvously the model, the st. alb is the importers stamp...possibly? i have an original un sporterized no.1 mrk.3 le enfield with the same markings
Here is my Enfield not sure excatly what Model or issue maybe some can tell me. I bought it many many years ago in an Ace hardware store as surplus if memory serves right I think it was less than $50.00. It still shoots well. Some of the markings are hard to make out, if anyone is real serious in them I can make a pencil rubbing and send to you.