A line of British soldiers from the 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, weighted down with their packs and rifles, are silhouetted against the evening sky as they move up to the front lines near Frezenberg, Belgium, October 1917. Imperial War Museum photograph Q-2978. Photographer Ernest Brooks.
codes & marks
Armourer's marks. Government marks. Unit marks. Every mark as a story to tell - if you know how to read them. We examine many of marks, symbols, stamps and codes found on Enfield rifles and bayonets. Your rifle's story starts here.
Here we take an in-depth look at individual unit marked rifles and bayonets and reconstruct what the world looked like to the men who carried that rifle at that time and place.