Lee-Speed Rifle : Western Australian Military Forces

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia
Accession Number REL25087
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1900
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Period 1900-1909

Lee-Speed Rifle. Receiver marked LEE-SPEED/ PATENTS/ B.S.A. Co.; bolt cover upward arrow/ crown/ 66/13; stock marked BIRM SMALL ARMS Co. LIMID in a circle it with WA/ 848. The rifle is missing the cleaning rod.

History / Summary

The Lee-Speed Rifle is generally identical to the Lee Metford Mk II Rifle but was the contract model available to the retail trade and has Enfield rifling. This Lee-Speed rifle was purchased by the Western Australian Government. Some of these rifles saw sevice in South Africa during the Boer War.