Lee-Enfield No 5 Mk I Rifle

Accession Number REL/08249
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1947
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960

Lee-Enfield No 5 Mk I Rifle. Receiver engraved No5 MKI(F) over 8/47 AB 7948. The butt has a rubber pad and the foregrip has a reinforcing steel cap. The bolt knob has some stable corrosion pitting.

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.