Original British P-1888 Lee-Metford MK.1* Magazine .303 Rifle with Bayonet and Scabbard- Dated 1891
Original Item: Only One Available. These rifles are as rare as hen's teeth. Dated 1891 with Victorian crown stamping over ENFIELD on the butt socket this is a .303 caliber magazine rifle that saw service throughout the Empire in the final years of Queen Victoria's reign. Although superseded in 1895 by the Long Lee Enfield Rifle these saw service at the famous Battle of Omdurman in 1898 that was Great Britains revenge against the Mardists outside Khartoum in the Sudan.
This example having been long stored in Nepal comes complete with dust cover to the bolt that often absent. Overall solid condition, shows some pitting from long storage in less then ideal conditions. Good bore with strong rifling.
Also included is an equally rare original P-1888 bayonet complete with the original leather scabbard. The bayonet like the rifle is well marked with British stamping.
This is the very rare Mk.1* model, in fact Nepal was never issued any and what they had were captured from Tibet in the Nepal/Tibetan War of the early 1900s.
All in all an extremely rare and hard to find set!
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