Object Title

Breech cover

Breech cover

Date

1940

Object Number

XIII.938

Provenance

AMNESTY 1988. TAYSIDE POLICE.

Physical Description

Issued by the Army to protect the breech mechanism on SMLE rifles. It comprises a tube, open along its length, with three brass press studs to secure it when on a rifle

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 275 mm (10 in), Width: 143 mm (5 5/8 in), Depth: 24 mm (0 15/16 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

E.RAFFLES AND CO LTD. 1940. The number 30 with an arrow above it

Associations

Places Britain