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Predicate Object 01 Jul 1966 1966-07-01T00:00:00.000Z 1966-07-01T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W1798.1, W1798.2, W1798.3 2015-01-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-05-20T21:51:37.382Z Scars on the Heart 45 Lee Enfield SMLE 4 Mk I* Sniper's rifle and accessories, WW2 New Zealand issue British Service Rifle During WW2 Britain contracted the American company to provide firearms. The company made over one million Lee Enfield No.4's with around 150,000 being of the Mk I variation and the rest Mk I*. Supplied to Britain under a lend-lease arrangement were marked US Property. reference: Ian Skennerton: The British Sniper (British & Commonwealth Sniping & Equipments 1915-1983), published 1983. ISBN 0 949749 03 6. Lee Enfield SMLE 4 Mk I* Sniper's rifle and accessories, WW2 bolt action; .303 inch calibre; sniper mount on butt; comes with magazine and wooden carrying box with hinged lid; box contains accessories, including telescopic sight in case, bayonet and scabbard, sling; oiling bottle and cleaning pull-through [Sniper's Set] markings: military marks serial number: 11C7460; 11c7460 other marks: on wood by bolt: DM 423 on left strap: NZ 1848 box: for SMLE No 4 snipers set with accessories: wood; dark green. scope case: small metal case; oblong; hinged lid; painted black; fittings inside for holding scope and adjuster key scope: telescope with attachment on side for fitting to rifle; extendable hood; circular adjustment mechanism on side key: metal 'key' for adjusting telescopic sight; circular rod with side arms and movable rod with side arms markings: scope: TEL. SIGHTING / NO. 32 MK. I / OS 466A. KL / 1941 REG NO. 6167 / [broad arrow] scope case: RIFLE 11C / CASE, STG TEL / NO. 8 MARK I / B.E. LTD. 1941 OS906A [broad arrow] paper label in side lid: typed: Rifle No 11C 7460 / Telescope No 6167 pencil: NZ48 (refers to number on bolt) museum marks: box labelled: "From the Director Dominion Museum to the Director Auckland Museum" manufacturer Savage Arms Rifle; Holland & Holland: conversion. 1941 Note: bayonet and scabbard catalogued separately as W1875 rifle, bolt action
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