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Enfield confusion (please help identify)
New to the forum, and Enfields. This rifle has been in my family 3 generations. It belonged to my grandmother's sister, who gave it to my grandmother, who gave it to my father. One of my relatives used it in one of the wars, not sure which one. I would assume WWI, assuming it was used shortly after being made. I know it is functional - or at least it was in the 80s, when my dad used to take my mom on dates to shoot the rifle. My dad passed away ten years ago, so I can't ask him about the gun. I've had it for years, never shot it - or even thought much about it. Every few years, I clean it the best I can. Action on the bolt and magazine is very smooth. Recently, got the bug to learn more... and after figuring out it is an Enfield, simultaneously discovered the plethora of Enfield types and configurations out there. I haven't seen any others like mine, and wondering if someone knows what kind it is, and how it compares to others out there. Any input would be much appreciated. A lot (most) of the Enfields I see have barrels that have wood going up all the way to the tip. As you can see from the pics, mine has a bare barrel. Length from front of barrel to butt is 44.5". Markings as follows: IND 303 17 2.222" 18.5 tons per "G.R. B.S.A.C. 1917 SHT LE III. People talking about Enfields use terms like "No.1 Mk III", but I don't see anything indicating a Number. I assume the III means Mk III? What "Number" is it? I assume "IND" means India? I found other images of Enfields that were 1917, Sht LE III, but they look quite different with the wood going up all the way to the end of the barrel - and mine has the barrel exposed for a good portion, as mentioned. Another difference seems to be where the left hand goes - the hand grip pattern is different than any other I've seen. The ones that look similar frequently have a finger groove that runs parallel to the barrel, and mine doesn't have that.
I don't know anything about rifles, so I can't judge the bore condition.
A secondary goal is to learn whether or not all the parts are matching. If this is some kind of bastardized rifle with parts from different types of guns, I would consider 'sporterizing' it and think about putting a scope on it. Don't jump down my throat for suggesting this please. But if it's actually matching, and you all think it looks like it's in good condition (without knowing anything about the bore) I would definitely not modify it in any way. I want to shoot it, and plan to do so soon. Of course, I haven't done a title transfer or anything, and not sure how to go about that since my dad isn't around anymore. I have heard you don't need a license to have a rifle, but that could easily be false information. I live in California, if that matters. I have a Handgun Safety Certificate, and recently purchased a semi-automatic Lugar pistol (DOJ approval pending for another... 5 days).
Sorry for having so many questions combined, but anything you can tell me would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.