HC Deb 15 July 1909 vol 7 cc2424-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether all the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield long rifles have been, or are being, converted into short rifles; and, if not, what has been, or going to be, done with them?


One hundred and nine thousand Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles have been, or will be, converted to short rifles, and 300,000 will be converted to long charger loading rifles for the Territorial Force. The remainder are either unserviceable or unsuitable for conversion.