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Western Mail, Thursday 21 September 1933, page 2

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At a recent re-union of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, a rifle with a history aroused considerable interest. According to the "Kent Messenger," on August 13, 1916, Private Smith, 6th. Battalion, was using his rifle fixed in a sniperscope, firing over the parapet with it at a German loophole about fifty yards off. A German sniper had already put a shot close by him; smashing a periscope.

After, this Smith fired at the loophole, and, directly he had fired; the German sniper put a bullet so straight into the muzzle of his rifle that it ran the whole way down the barrel, flattening itself against the head of the bolt, and breaking the bolt.

147,344, R.A., Forest Grove.