|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
Lee-Metford Mk I* Rifle : 5th Battalion Essex Regiment, British Army
Lee-Metford Mk I Rifle. Action marked Crown over VR over ENFIELD 1890 I*. Butt stamped with Enfield Armoury roundel over I* over AT and MT crossed out. Butt disc stamped 1.11 and 5.EX 12. Barrel stamped DP on the knox form. It is complete with all parts.
Lee-Metford rifles were downgraded during the Boer War and the markings on this rifle indicate that it was issued to the 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment in 1912. The MT stands for Morris Tube and AT is Aiming Tube so the rifle was used for training purposes.