Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Lee-Enfield Mk.III

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Lee-Enfield Mk.III

Date

1914

Object Number

XII.9290

Physical Description

Short Magazine Lee Enfield III, dated 1914 with attached wire cutter No 2; left butt with paper label reads NO 42 RIFLE SMLE III MK 7 AMMO.303 AD 1914. Wire cutter is black in colour. Clasp held together with bolt and wing nut for attachment to the muzzle. 2 pieces form the cutter part, each curving away from the other.

Dimensions

Wire cutterWeight0.52kg
Wire cutterWeight1.1lb
Wire cutterlength7in.
Wire cutterlength180mm
Barrellength25.4in.
Barrellength645mm
Barrel, with wire cutter attachedlength47.6in.
Barrel, with wire cutter attachedlength1210mm

Component parts

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 51481

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

barrel: proof and W 51481wire cutter, stamped: C.H. PUGH BIRMINGHAM
Manufacturer's markwire cutter
stamped

Associations

Places Britain