Historical information

Typical MkIII oil bottle for the .303 calibre Lee-Enfield rifle. This one was made at Orange in New South Wales sometime during WW2 (from 1942) because the main ordnance factory at Lithgow was unable to keep up with requirements. Orange was a 'Feeder Factory' and was one of several operating in the area.

Physical description

Brass cylindrical receptacle. Brass stopper and spoon applicator with leather washer..

Inscriptions & markings

OA (Orange, Australia)