Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle Mark III fitted with Periscopic Prism (PPCo) telescope

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) rifle Mark III fitted
with Periscopic Prism (PPCo) telescope

Date

about 1916

Object Number

PR.5936

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Fully stocked. Blued. Notch and blade sights, with rear sight marked 2-20, going up in 2s. 3 sling loops, 1 at barrel band, 1 at fore end cap, 1 at butt. Metal fore end cap with bayonet fitting attachment. Metal box magazine forward of trigger guard. Magazine release catch inside trigger guard. Safety mounted on left side of receiver. Lee speed patent magazine cut off mounted on right side of breech. Brass butt plate with trap door. Circular brass insert in butt. Telescopic sight mounted to left side of receiver. Sight of metal construction, blued with brass dials.

Dimensions

Barrellength24.6in.
Barrellength625mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number C35584

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

broad arrow over crown over 12 over Bunderside of fore end cap
stamped
Letteringbolt head
stamped
front sight
stamped
grip
stamped
left scope ring
stamped
right scope ring
stamped
Serial numberright side of receiver
stamped
Manufacturer's markright side of trigger group
stamped
Numberingscope dial
stamped
Manufacturer's markscope
stamped
trigger guard
stamped
underside of forestock
stamped

Associations

Places Britain