Springfield 1878 rifle American Committee for the Defence of British Homes in IWM

Springfield Model 1878 rifle (FIR 7917) This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid the defence of Britain.

The majority of the weapons sent were sporting rifles and shotguns. This rifle, however, is a US military rifle dating fr… Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30032392

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