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Oil Bottle for .303 Lee-Enfield Rifle

From the Collection of Montmorency/Eltham RSL Sub Branch Petrie Park 16 Mountain View Road Montmorency Victoria

Description
Brass cylindrical receptacle. Brass stopper and spoon applicator with leather washer..
Size
95mm (Length) x 17mm (Diameter)
Object Registration
0018
Keywords
oil bottle, lee enfield
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.
When Made
1942-46
Inscriptions & Markings
OA (Orange, Australia)
Last updated
9 Mar 2020 at 12:51PM