The elder of the arms room…

Recently, I was discussing on Facebook the fact that my Colt Army Special revolver will be 100 years old next year. It completely slipped my mind that my British Short Magazine, Lee-Enfield No. 1, Mk III was built 101 years ago.

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Above and behind the trigger is the stamp denoting the place and year of manufacture.

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The crown of Georgius Rex (King George).

Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited. 1916.

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Straddling the bolt is the charger bridge which facilitated fast reloading of the nominally fixed ten round magazine.

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The open notch rear sight is optimistically graduated for the .303 British cartridge out to 2000 yards.

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The iconic SMLE nose cap sports substantial ears to protect the front sight and provides a mount for a bayonet.

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The front sight blade.

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2 Responses to The elder of the arms room…

  1. tappo says:

    The nose-cap is a WW2 version of Australian Litghow and the protection of rear sight is mounted in reverse

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