Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Thorneycroft First Pattern

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Thorneycroft First Pattern

Date

about 1902

Object Number

PR.5827

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Pattern Room from the Regimental HQ, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, Glasgow, 8 April 1983

Physical Description

Fully encased in wooden furniture, with cooling slots cut into the stock and upper handguard with bolt positioned well to the rear following a pronounced ‘drop’ of the butt-stock. Nosecap to fit P1888 bayonet. Front sight base is offset to the left, front sight blade and rear sight both missing as is extractor. Lever on right hand side compresses the magazine spring, dropping the follower and any loaded rounds below the level of the bol to act as a magazine cut-off and for rapid loading and unloading without the use of a charger. A bolt stop located on top of the action also functions as a manual safety catch and serves as the bolt removal catch (when rotated to its third position). Conventional turnbolt action with twin interrupted thread lugs at the front. Ejector is a sprung blade riding in a channel on the underside of the bolt.

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength29.1 in
BarrelLength740 mm
OverallLength40.16 in
OverallLength1020 mm
OverallWeight3.5 kg
OverallWeight7.72 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Proofmark
Partial Birmingham proof or view mark on bolt handle only.
Bolt handle
Stamping

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