Mark III Swift Training Rifle

Accession Number REL/16957
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Mark III Swift Training Rifle. Markings- attached on LHS of stock beneath receiver is a metal tag inscribed "THE SWIFT TRAINING RIFLE S.R. MK III 14414". The rifle case has half - scale sectioned drawing on the inside lid, with the markers name and address on it. "The Swift Rifle Co. Ltd, 67/68 St. Aldates, Oxford".

History / Summary

It is believed that only small quantities of the rifle were made as its training benefits were questionable. The rifle is based on the No. 4 Rifle Pattern and consists of various mechanical spring powered devices to simulate rifle firing. The rifle comes complete with wood rifle case.

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