Model: The Swift Training Rifle B Series
Serial Number: 14102
Year of Manufacture: WWII era
Action Type: Bolt Action Which extends a forked target poker about 2 inches from the muzzle.
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “THE SWIFT TRAINING RIFLE / S.R. MK. III 14102”.
Barrel Length: 27″
Sights / Optics: The front of the rifle has a hood. There is a blade in the middle of the rifle. The rear sight is a peep style sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece hardwood with a reddish brown lacquered finish. There is a spring loaded buttplate. The stock shows various blemishes but rates in overall Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: Na
Overall Condition: This training rifle shows various blemishes throughout.The forks are bent but our research indicates this is normal for how the device was supposed to work. This trainer rates in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is some Cosmoline in the action. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: none
Our Assessment: This is a complete B Series Swift Training Rifle. It still functions properly and is Very Good Condition. From Therifleman.org “It was intended simply to provide a tool to allow an instructor to teach holding and aiming. To that end, the rifle was provided with a bolt which actioned realistically, including a safety, sights equivalent to those on the service arm for which it was a reproduction, and a representative trigger pull.” When the trigger is pulled, a forked poker comes out of the muzzle about 2 inches and punctures a paper target and provides shooting diagnostics based on the type of holes created.