May I please ask if any of you can shed any light on the history or background of a Lee-Enfield rifle? The partner of one of my colleagues at work has just erturned from his annual month long trip to New Zealand where he does a bit of tree felling, hunting, and generally having a bit of quality man time with friends. While out there he bought himself a Lee-Enfield. Just walked into a gunshop and bought it. Extortionate price they are too out there. In our money it cost him all of £38. Sadly, of course, he has had to leave it out there, but it awaits his next trip later this year. The serial number, same on both bolt and frame, is a very low number - 1445. It has been "sporterised", as they say out there. I'll add some pictures, and we wonder if anyone can shed any light on it. What Mark or type is it, likely period of manufacture etc etc. Any ideas you might have about the history of this rifle will be very welcome. Kind regards to all. .