Deactivated Magazine Lee Metford (MLM) MKI* rifle

Deactivated Magazine Lee Metford (MLM) MKI* rifle

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This is a very rare early production military issued Magazine Lee Metford (MLM) MKI* rifle. It was manufactured by Sparkbrook in 1890 as a MKI and was later converted to a MKI* as part of the British military's continued weapons upgrade program. This particular MLM is one of the most complete and original examples, still retaining many original features including the wood work, barrel & barrel bands, magazine cut-off plate, front vollley and rear dioptor sights and seldom seen early bolt cover with correct bolt assembly. Plus the very rare single stack 8 round capacity magazine with retaining spring. Sparkbrook only made 63,072 MKI &  MKI*  Magazine Lee Metford rifles, and both variants were only manufactured for a very short period before the MKII was introduced 1892. This example is military marked with broad arrow and war department acceptance stamps.  The stock bears the Sparkbrook roundal and various unit / regiment issue markings. The overall condition and wear on this rifle confirms that it has remained complete throughout its service life. This is very unusual as the vast majority of military rifles of this age have usually seen various parts changed over the years.

Deactivated with a working action it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired.

To order Call 01547 529093 or 05603 416575 or email

Product Code: 1SPI5


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