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1915/1945 No.1 MkIII* H.T. Sniper Rifle
1915/1945 No.1 MkIII* H.T. Sniper Rifle (Medium Bracket) Serial #34681

Caliber: ....................... .303 in.
Rifling & Twist: .............. 5 Groove, Enfield, Left Hand, 1 Turn in 10"
Groove Depth: ............. .005 in.
Width of Lands: ............ .0936 in.
Overall Length: ............. 44.5 in. (1130 mm)
Barrel Length: ............... 25.2 in.(640 mm)
Weight: ........................ 10 lb 10 oz (4.8 kg) unloaded
Mag Capacity: ............... 10 rounds
Scope: ......................... A.O.C. (Australian Optical Co. Ltd. Model 1918 (3x) Scope)
Qty Converted: ............. 1,612 completed out of contract for 2,500 by Lithgow 1944-46 & 1954-55
.................................... 481 (Short Bracket)
.................................... 1,131 (Medium Bracket)
(Note: The first batch went into stores in November 1944 and the last in February 1946.
This rifle serial #34681 - Date to Stores was May 28th, 1945 (See page 562 of "The Lee Enfield" book by Skennerton)
Production ceased Feb 15, 1946. At Lithgow, 100 rifles were FTR'd between July 1954 and April 1955.)

Source: .... The British Sniper by Ian Skennerton (1983) - ISBN: 0949749036
Source: .... The Lee Enfield by Ian Skennerton (2007) - ISBN: 9780949749826
Source: .... Small Arms Identification Series #19 by Ian Skennerton (2004) - ISBN: 0949749494

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