Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Pattern 1913

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Pattern 1913

Date

1910-1920

Object Number

XII.2137

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.73)

Physical Description

Experimental small-bore, high-velocity .276 calibre rifle. Gave rise to the .303 P14 and US .30-06 P17, both of which saw British Home Guard service in the Second World War

Dimensions

BarrelLength26.97inches
BarrelLength685mm
OverallLength1160mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1091

Calibre

0.28 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This rifle was the result of considerable experiment, and had it not been for the outbreak of war in 1914 it is probable that it would have been adopted in place of the S.M.L.E.