Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Magazine Lee-Metford rifle, Mark I

Centrefire bolt-action magazine military rifle - Magazine Lee-Metford rifle, Mark I

Date

1888-1895

Object Number

XII.6714

Physical Description

Fully blued barrel and action, with Lee-speed magazine cutoff. Fully stocked. 2 barrel bands. 3 sling loops. With cleaning rod seated in the bayonet lug. Circular brass insert in butt stock, unmarked. Channel cut into the stock for cleaning rod. Rear sight graduated up to 400 yards. Brass label attached to front sling loop, from Enfield pattern room.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1756

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamp
Enfield War Department stamp
butt
stamped
band above trigger
stamped
Manufacturer's markbehind the trigger guard
stamped
brass tag attached
Proof Marksbreech
stamped
reverse of brass tag attached
sight, butt plate, bridge, barrel bands and breech
stamped

Associations

Places Britain