Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - No.1 Mk.VI Pattern B

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - No.1 Mk.VI Pattern B

Date

dated 1930

Object Number

PR.5706

Provenance

Former MOD Pattern Room collection.

Physical Description

Protruding steel magazine which holds ten rounds.Deep vertical and horizontal chequering of the fore-end and four longitudinal grooves cut on each side of the handguard. With magazine cut off and flip-up aperture rear sight. Butt plate is of bronze coloured gunmetal.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.2in.
BarrelLength640mm
OverallLength44.5in.
OverallLength1130mm
OverallWeight3.9kg
OverallWeight8.1lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number A0265

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker/ordnance/Serial
CROWN over 13 E EFD encased as one letter Broad arrow Serial Number
Exterior of foregrip
Stamped
Maker/ordnance
CROWN over 13 E EFD encased as one letter Broad arrow over 27
Next to triggerguard underneath stock
Stamped
Maker/ordnance
CROWN over 13 E EFD encased as one letter Broad arrow
Interior of foregrip
Stamped
Model/Maker
G CROWN R ENFIELD 1930 No1 Mk VI A 0257 (Serial Number)
Left side of butt socket
Stamped

Associations

Notes

The numerical successor to the SMLE Mk.V, introduced after the change in service nomenclature. Pattern B was a the troop-trials series, it never went into full scale production. Three patterns existed Patt A - 1926, Patt B- 1929 and 1931, finally Patt C- 1935.