Want to find it fast? START HERE. A compendium of more than 135 known marks observed on Lee-Enfield oilers.
FIELD GUIDE TO LEE-ENFIELD OILERS
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A comprehensive list of oilers markings organized by country of manufacture. If you know who you're looking for or want to see the variations of marks from a single maker, especially some of the Great War (1914-1919) contractors, the pages below makes for some interesting reading.
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: AUSTRALIA
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: CANADA
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: ENGLAND
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: INDIA
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: NEW ZEALAND
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: SOUTH AFRICA
- OILER MANUFACTURERS: UNKNOWN SOLDIERS
- OILERS OF AFGHANISTAN
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Section Notes & Sources
 Photo notes: A box displaying several dozen brass oil bottles with a variety of marks, symbols and codes visible on the end of each oil bottle. Author's collection.
 Kolberg, Are Skarstein. “Warfare in Viking Age Scandinavia.” The Journal of Military History, January 2019, pgs. 13-14.