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Cleaning Rod Mk1V

Cleaning Rod Mk1V

Weapon Specification
Date of Approval 15th September 1887
Weapon Overview

The origins of the cleaning rod Mk1V can be traced to the trials of the Enfield Martini pattern B rifle of 1883-7. The experimental arm had newly designed jag, a steel pattern which held two pieces of flannel. With the cancellation of both Enfield Martini arms, the new rod was adopted for the Mk1V rifle. The design reverted to a the original Mk1 design, whereby it required a pull away from the rod holder, as the Mk2 design had the tendency to work free with continued firing. This pattern of rod will only be found on the Mk4 rifle