Lee Metford Carbine

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Lee Metford Carbine

Postby david brown » 24 Oct 2016 03:50

Hi I am new to this forum but have followed any posts over the years, I now have a question for your members .
I just added a new firearm to my collection ,one I have longed for some time it's Lee Metford carbine and my question is were they used in the Sudan ?
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby RobD » 24 Oct 2016 09:18

Not sure about Sudan, but LMCs extensively used in the Anglo Boer War.
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby rd72 » 24 Oct 2016 21:52

Yes, if you are referring to "the Second Time Around"...... in 1898.

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Interestingly, in the case of it's use by the 21 Lancers, they used it in action immediately after their famous charge at Omdurman. It arguably did a better job in engaging the enemy than their charge did...

Of course who used your type of carbine would depend on what type it is. Is it a Cavalry Carbine or an Artillery version?
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby david brown » 25 Oct 2016 03:09

Thanks rd72 I assumed it was used .I have the Lee Metford Carbine. The Carbine in the illustration is a Lee Enfield Carbine though
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby rd72 » 25 Oct 2016 04:42

Oops, just looked up in the text of the book and is does indeed say the 21st were armed with the Lee Enfield Carbine. Is this what you were referencing? Should have done that first, I suppose.

I was rather surprised that a weapon accepted in Aug 1896 was in service in 1898. The Infantry still had the Mk I* MLM and not even the Mk II, let alone the MLE....
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby RobD » 25 Oct 2016 22:21

David, i would love to see pics - i shoot a LecMk1 marked to the 4 th Hussars - what are the unit markings on your butt tang or stock disc?
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby david brown » 26 Oct 2016 02:28

Hi Rod unit markings Date 3.96 / 2nd L G/ 309 ( 2ND Life Guards) Love to show pics but don't know how to make files small enough I also have a LEC MK 1 with unit marking P.L.H. /8 / 202 don't know what unit that is though.
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

Postby Will Mathieson » 26 Oct 2016 03:59

Hi David you can post photos using Photobucket or similar site. Download your photos to Photobucket then copy the IMG address on the right side (easy to see) and then paste the address to your post here. Good large photos appear.
I have added photo below.
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Re: Lee Metford Carbine

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If you later move these photos into a folder or other spot on Photobucket they disappear on this post
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