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Captured German Rifles

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make captured German rifles, appropriately altered for small-bore shooting, available for purchase by rifle clubs.

The whole of our stock of serviceable captured German 22 rifles was sold to the National Small Bore Rifle Association some time ago. All captured German full-bore rifles have been disposed of, but in any case it is considered that it would be uneconomical to adapt such rifles for small-bore shooting.