Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action silenced carbine - De Lisle Commando

Centrefire bolt-action silenced carbine - De Lisle Commando

Date

about 1945

Object Number

PR.9138

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Pattern Room from Royal Ordnance PLC, Nottingham, March 1993

Physical Description

An integrally-suppressed carbine converted from a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield. Barrel enclosed in a large suppressor sleeve. Sights are mounted to the top of the sleeve, being a post foresight with protective wings and a tangent backsight. A sling loop is fitted to the underside of the barrel sleeve, as is a wood handguard at the back end. Inside the sleeve a half-length brass tube and a series of split-disc baffles are located for sound moderation. The receiver is a modified SMLE receiver, with the bolt changed to function with the .45 ACP cartridge, and the magazine well adjusted to accept M1911A1 pistol-type magazines. The receiver bridge has been removed entirely, its two mounting holes on each side of the receiver being left open, and a new ejector has been fitted to the left side of the receiver. The trigger, magazine release and safety lever are unchanged externally, as is the buttstock. Buttstock with semi-pistol grip shape at the wrist, sling loop on the underside and steel buttplate.

Techniques

Manufactured

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 129

Calibre

.45 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Model and manufacturer
Crown over GR / B.S.A. Co. / 1918 / SHT M L E / III
Butt socket
Stamped
refurbishment mark
F.T.R.
Butt socket
Stamped
Inscription
THE DE-LISLE CARBINE. C.O.S.D. 2.III. S.E.C.O.
Left side of barrel sleeve
Stamped

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