Fortunatly theres some history there or as may mate says 'Previous'. The SMLE and K98 are only just starting to reconciliate after all this time, 20 to 30 years ago I bet they would have been gunning for each other (That was a non intentional pun by the way).
As promised here are a few photos. Will get around to doing some better ones at some point. Also a few of my SMLE too. The SMLE is a 1941 Lithgow complete with a Lithgow bayonet, had to import that( the bayonet) from of all places, yes Australia. The stampings in photo with XX1AD are I am reliably informed as follows Eagle over N (final nitro proof) shield shape (Mellrichstadt proof House 1968>) 1AD (date of latest proof Jan 03). Thanks for all the comments guys.