Sidearm for Police Officers(Browning)and Army
Lee Enfield .303 Rifle No.4 Mk.1
First adopted by the British Army in 1895 it
remained,with various modifications, the main infantry
weapon until the late 1940s.With it's length,
weight of 4.3 kilos and a magazine holding
only ten rounds which then had to be reloaded round by
round it was not suitable for jungle warfare. Usual
weapon for Special Constables guarding Rubber Estates
and Tin Mines.
Lee Enfield .303 No.5 Mk.1( jungle carbine )
A shorter and lighter version of the No.4 with
a flash eliminator on the barrel. Designed from lessons
learnt in the Burma campaign,manufacture started in 1945
Accepted by the U.S.Army in 1941over six million had
been manufactured by 1945. The one
shown has the 30 round magazine, in Malaya the smaller 15
round magazine was more common.
Bren .303 Light
A British adaptation of a Czech design, the Bren was
adopted as an infantry weapon by the British Army in
1938. The magazine had a 30 round capacity but was
usually loaded with 28 to avoid
stressing the magazine spring. Could be fired from the
lying position using the front legs or ,with the legs
folded back, from the hip with a shoulder strap.
Owen 9mm Sub-Machine
Australian designed and manufactured, in use by the
Australian Army from the early 1940s until 1966. Much prized for
it's reliability under all conditions.
Sten 9mm. Sub
On general issue to British and Commonwealth Forces
from early 1940s on. Manufactured in various
configurations with a 32 round magazine
that was liable to jam. It was a cheap and crudely made
weapon not much liked by anyone.
First manufactured in the USA in 1921, it was in use
by the US Army by 1928. At the start
of WW2 the British Army had a number of them which were
replaced by the Sten when it became available. Some were
supplied to the Malayan guerillas who retained a few of
them after the Japanese surrender and used them during
Action Shot Gun
On limited issue to some Army units, mainly SAS.
25lb. Field Howitzer
Used for shelling suspected jungle camps
Mills Bomb (hand
Armed by inserting fuse (4 or 7second delay) into
body under base plug.
EY Rifle (grenade
Lee Enfield .303 No.4
Rifle modified by fitting a cup and using a special
type of blank cartridge to
throw a Mills Bomb fitted with a 7sec. fuse. For a
description of the use of this
weapon in the Emergency read the story of Marine K.Port