Object Title

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

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

Date

1915-1925

Object Number

XII.11647

Provenance

Transferred from Thames Valley Police 13 October 2004

Physical Description

A standard MkI Enfield by BSA of Birmingham with good walnut stock, blued receiver and barrel. detchable 10 round box magazine. The unusual aspect of this rifle is the stock, whuch has a deep cut in the upper rear, just in front of the butt-plate tongue

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.39inches
BarrelLength645mm
OverallLength1130mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5544G/34292

Calibre

0.31 in

Inscriptions and Marks

BSA 544G/34292 british proof and acceptance marks

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

No information has been found on this pattern of rifle, and it may possibly have been produced commercially. No similar types appear to have been accepted into British service between 1914-1918.