Lee-Enfield No 5 Mk I Rifle

Accession Number RELAWM33896
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960

Lee-Enfield No 5 Mk I bolt action rifle. Receiver engraved No 5MKI ROF(F) over 5/45 N1879. It has a wooden butt with a rubber pad and fore end. The muzzle has a cone flash hider and a bayonet lug. The sights are a front post and an adjustable aperture leaf rear.

History / Summary

This type of shortened and lightened rifle was commonly referred to as the Jungle Carbine. They were issued to Australian troops serving in the Malayan Emergency.