Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action silenced carbine - De Lisle Commando

Centrefire bolt-action silenced carbine - De Lisle Commando

Date

made 1944

Object Number

PR.5736

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005.

Physical Description

A SMLE Mk.III* converted. The barrel has been replaced by a shorter one for .45 calibre and enclosed in an integral suppressor. The suppressor body has a wood handguard underneath, with a sling loop at the front. Sights are a tangent 'U' notch and a front blade with a pair of protective wings, both attached to the suppressor. The action has been modified with an extension of the barrel, and a long well has been added underneath to accept .45 ACP magazines. The rest of the action and buttstock are those of a standard SMLE Mk.III*.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallHeight7.5 in
OverallHeight190 mm
OverallLength35.2 in
OverallLength895 mm
OverallWeight3.43 kg
OverallWidth2.55 in
OverallWidth65 mm
BarrelLength16.14 in
BarrelLength410 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2539

Calibre

.45 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Date
1918
Wrist socket
Stamped
Manufacturer
B.S.A. Co.
Wrist socket
Stamped
Property mark
Crown over G.R.
Wrist socket
Stamped
Arsenal mark
R.T.R.
Wrist socket
Stamped
Model
SHT LE III *
Wrist socket
Stamped

Notes

Two additional De lisles have been identified at the Royal military Museum, Brussels