Royal Small Arms Factory: Enfield
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Rifle that belonged to Corporal Bartlett Grant of Otiake. Mr Grant took part in the Boer War with Company G South Island Battalion. His regimental number was 5882. He enlisted 21 December 1901 and was discharged 2 August 1902.

A = Rifle 950 mm long, wooden stock and barrel. On left hand side, just above trigger, is stamped '(crown) - V. R. - Enfield - 1897 - ME 303 - AC 1'. There are attachments for a leather strap, but there is not one. On the right side is stamped '(Crown) - V.R. - Enfield - 1884 - 111 – 1.' Along the top edge of the barrel are stamped the following numbers '920.' Just about the area where the bullet is inserted, '5904' to the right side, '98' to the other side ' 10/HG 107 ' (picture) just by the sighting gauge.

B = Leather holder for bayonet. Presumably this leather holder would fit on to the sling. Stamped onto the back is "O D E ". Also on the back is - OD... - 1895 - London". The leather holder is in quite good condition. At the front is a small hole to hold the side pin of the sheath. This hole is a little scratched but otherwise fine. On the face of the holder (which would be hidden by the bayonet) is stamped ' 3 - O M I - 60'.

C = Black leather sheath with metal tip. Slightly scratched on outside face. Holder and sheath = 464 mm.

D = Bayonet, 420 mm long. Wooden hand grip. But very shiny. Stamped on one side of blade is '(Crown) V R 6 : 92.' On the other side is arrow WD and (anchor?) sign - 4 5 - L X. Very good condition.
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Metal, Wood, Leather
H 150mm x W 960mm long x D 45mm
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Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
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Collection of the Waitaki Museum
Firearm. Id 11327


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