Cal. 303 British. S# 257002. Indian service rifle converted for drill purposes by cross drilling chamber area & inserting steel rod that is welded to bbl. on left side. Wood relieved in circular pattern concentric to rod placement effecting handguard & stock. Welding does not run into receiver giving appearance of ability to remove bbl. w/ out effecting receiver. Top of receiver bridge has numerous proofs including broad arrow, "DP" & oval "RE" (Early Remington factory mark). "DP" also stamped on trigger guard, mid point bbl. band, forend cap & bolt handle of matching numbered bolt; marked "R" on underside of root. Mag. area of rifle has red & white Indian stripes plus red "B" on right side of buttstock & corresponding "F." on left; "2". Disk area of buttstock has wood filler as was done on Indian rifles. Underside of bbl. w/ CAI import mark. Fitted w/ Eddystone "fatso" stock milled for volley sight w/ all portions missing except base; common practice during WWII & referred to as WRS (Weedon Repair Standard). British web sling w/ brass hooks. CONDITION: fair overall appearance w/ noticeable thinning of metal finish & handling marks abundant throughout as would be expected w/ drill rifle. Patina on buttplate. Bore condition not applicable. Very good sling. PROVENANCE: The Estate of Bob Faris. (18-4332/NW). CURIO. $200-400.