Number is 645268.
I recently inherited this rifle from my grandfather and remember him taking it to a smith when I was a youngster.
Isn't there a difference in build of the action ? I seem to remember the 303s being funky to scope mount .The P14 Enfield is in 303 British and the M1917 is in 30-06. If you ever have to get parts for it, make sure to order the 1917 parts as some of them aren't compatible. It looks like the smith shaved the magazine box down so the bottom metal sat flush with the new stock. It looks like it was rebarreled also.
You may be thinking of the Lee Enfield SMLE 303's.Isn't there a difference in build of the action ? I seem to remember the 303s being funky to scope mount .
I believe it is, at the least the butt plate is Fajen. It was glass bedded when it was sporterized as well. I think the stock was finished with varnish, or similar; as it's rough in spots.That is a nice rifle. Do you know if that stock is a Fajen? I've got two sporterized Eddystones myself. One is in 25-.284. The other .300H&H.