Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle Mark III* EY (Emergency use, adapted for grenade launching)

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle Mark III* EY (Emergency use, adapted for grenade launching)

Date

about 1918

Object Number

PR.5750

Physical Description

With grenade firing capability.Fully stocked. Blued. Metal fore end cap with bayonet lug. Notch and blade type sights. 1 barrel band, 2 sling loops; 1 at barrel band, 1 at butt. Brass medallion set in stock. Brass butt plate with trap door. Front and rear sights protected by ears. Front portion of barrel and stock wrapped in wire. With Lee speed magazine cut off device. Volley sight inset to left side of stock, also a large screw ahead of the chamber. Rear left side of action has a safety catch and a rear volley sight. Magazine release catch inside trigger guard. Knocks to wooden parts of rifle.
Metal cup device of cylindrical form attached to muzzle of rifle with 2 clips. Textured band round circumference of cup discharger. Slider to rear of discharger. (cup device is PR.10097)

Dimensions

Whole, without dischargerlength25in.
Whole, without dischargerlength635mm
Barrel, with discharger attachedlength31in.
Barrel, with discharger attachedlength787mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number X6198

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

11.12 over 1383 over AN.RRE over 47brass medallion in stock
stamped
band near trigger guard
stamped
Marksbolt handle
stamped
Letteringbutt stock
stamped
Manufacturer's markcup discharger
stamped
grip
stamped
Proof Marksleft side of bridge
stamped
rear of receiver
stamped
rear part of bolt handle
stamped
rear volley sight
stamped
right side of bridge
stamped
safety catch
stamped
top of bridge
stamped
trigger guard
stamped
Letteringunderside of stock
stamped
volley sight dial
stamped
Numberingvolley sight
stamped

Associations

Places Britain