Deactivated Very Rare Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine

Deactivated Very Rare Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine

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An extremely rare Boer War era military marked Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine -LEC MKI. Manufactured by Enfield in 1897 it is correctly marked with the LEC 1 designation. First approved in 1896, these carbines were designed as true cavalry carbines and issued to mounted troops. The bolt has a distinctive flat on top of the cocking lever which is swept forward. The magazine is much shorter than normal with only a 6 shot capacity and has a chain attached to prevent it from being lost or dropped. Along with some other design features this made it much easier to holster whilst on horse back. This carbine is an early production example as it does not have a letter suffix in the serial number. The markings by the Enfield name show that this carbine was returned to the factory on at least three occasions for various repairs or upgrades. The wood work bears some very unusual scares. These strange marks in the wood were made by rats. This carbine was discovered in South Africa back in the mid 1990s were it has been stored for decades. The building where it was kept had a rat infestation. Incredible its still has its bolt cover and magazine cut-off plate and even the cleaning rod. The brass disc is regimentally marked and dated. It reads "8 1904 M 3.I.F S14" .

A very rare Enfield carbine with lots history. Deactivated with a working action it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired.

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Product Code: 189A5