Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - SMLE Mk.III

Centrefire bolt-action rifle - SMLE Mk.III


about 1907

Object Number



Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Purchased by the Pattern Room from Bapty & Co. Harrow, London, February 1992

Physical Description

SMLE Mk.III rifle fitted for overhead trench fire. Metal parts are blued. Fully stocked. 1 sling loop. 1 barrel band. 1 fore end cap with front sight blade, with ears, and bayonet fitting attachment. Rear sight is notch type, and is protected by ears. Metal attachment fitted to underside of rifle allowing for overhead trench fire.


Whole length 48.4 in. Whole length 1230 mm Whole Width 3.1 in. Whole Width 80 mm Whole Depth 17.7 in. Whole Depth 450 mm Whole Weight 11.5 lb Whole Weight 5.2 kg


Serial Number 963A/543


.303 in


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