Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - SMLE Mk.III*

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - SMLE Mk.III*

Date

about 1917

Object Number

PR.5727

Physical Description

Fully stocked. Blued. Metal butt plate. Blued metal medallion set into stock. 3 sling loops. 1 barrel band. Detachable box magazine. Notch and blade sights protected by ears. Rear sight numbered 2 to 20, going up in 2s. Metal fore end cap with bayonet fitting attachment. With 2 inch grenade cup fitted to muzzle (PR.12993).

Dimensions

Whole, with grenade cup discharger attachedWeight5.2kg
Whole, with grenade cup discharger attachedWeight11.5lb
Whole, with grenade cup discharger attachedlength53in.
Whole, with grenade cup discharger attachedlength1345mm
Barrellength24.6in.
Barrellength625mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number R8482

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

crown over GR over 1917 over SHT L. E over III*wrist of stock
rear of receiver
receiver bridge
right side of receiver bridge
safety catch

Associations

Places Britain