Full Length view of experimental lightweight No.4 rifle, note the lack of a receiver buttsocket and the one-piece stock.
Full length view of the rifle.
View of action. Note standard No.4 rifle mag, but swept forward bolt handle and lack of a buttsocket.
Note the lightening cut in the buttsocket and the ventilated recoil pad.
Note the lightening cuts in the stock.
View of receiver area. Note swept forward bolt handle and lightening cuts to the receiver.
Note the experimental model number (J-5550) and serial number (12) stamped on the top of the handle, as opposed to along the back.
Note the stock re-inforcing bolt located below the bolt handle.
Note the unique trigger guard and the stock re-inforcing bolt.
Note the lightened receiver compared to a No.4 rifle. Although the rifle wear a Mk1 sight altered ala T pattern (ie, removal of battle aperture), it's thought it was issued with a stamped and folded sheet metal sight.
Side view of action. Note the hollowed bolt handle.
View of receiver ring. Note the Mk1* type bolt release.
View of bolt release, Mk1* type.
Note the lightening mill cuts along the receiver side wall. Also note the model and serial number markings on top of the receiver ring.
Note the experimental model number and serial number on top of the receiver ring.
Note the finger groove in the forestock and the lightening cut along the interface between the handguard and the forestock.
Note the typical No.4Mk1 type stock band and sling swivel.
Detail view of the stock lightening cuts.
Note the thin barrel profile and the typical No.4 rifle type nose-ieces on the handguard and stock.
Note the unique front sight guard and thin profile barrel.
Quarter view of rifle. Note the unique front sight arrangement.
Note the front sight and multi-groove rifling.
Note the unique split front sight arrangement, apparently held in position by a barrel key in a slot, and secured by opposing transverse screws. the barrel accepts the standard No.4 rifle bayonet.
Full length view of experimental lightened No.4 rifle.
Note the unique front sight arrangement reminiscent of the No.1MkVI "waisted" front sight.
Note the non-typical lightening mill cuts in the receiver, also note the lightening cut behind the late-pattern Longbranch safety switch.
View of receiver area showing the material milled away as compared to a standard No.4 action.
Note the stock re-inforcing bolt.
Note the mill cut behind the safety lever.
Note the low mauser-style thumb cut in the receiver sidewall and the amount of material removed as compared to a standard No.4 action.
top view of action.
Top view of open action.
Note markings on bolt handle and swept-forward shape ala P14 bolt.
Top view of closed action.
View from rear with raised sight.
Bottom of barrel, note bottom of front sight assembly.
Standard Lee Enfield No.4/No.5 type magazine.
Note the rubber ventilated butt pad markings, reminiscent of the EAL butt pad.
Rear view of rifle.