Rifle (detail), used in South African War

< 299 of 428 > Back
Postcard of Rifle (detail), used in South African War.
© National Museums Scotland

Rifle (detail), used in South African War

This Lee Enfield Magazine Rifle Mark I dates from 1900. It was carried in the South African War by Corporal A Chisholm of the Lovat Scouts.

The detail shows the inscription 'No. 8709 CORPL. A CHISHOLM' engraved into the rifle's stock below the action.

The Lovat Scouts recruited workers from the Lovat sporting estates whose stalking and shooting skills were felt to be ideally suited to the terrain and tactics of the war. By recruiting men used to weapons and an outdoor life, the army was returning to one of its original reasons for recruiting Highlanders.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-180-001-914-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1985.107
Date: 1900
1900 - 1901
Material: Deeply engraved on wood of stock and butt. Inscription: No. 8709 CORPL. A CHISHOLM / crest and motto of The Chisholm of Chisholm below 1900 BOER WAR SOUTH AFRICA 1901 / LOVAT SCOUTS /
What: Rifle
Subject: Weapons : firearms : longarms
Who: Corporal A. Chisholm, 8709 (Owner)
Lovat Scouts (British land forces)
Event: Second South African War
Description: Lovat Scouts - Lee Enfield Magazine Rifle Mark I*, dated 1900, serial number 6000T, with deeply engraved stock and butt, used by Corporal A. Chisholm in the Second South African War
Related Records:
< 299 of 428 > Back
Powered by Scran