Here is a WWI Enfield SMLE rifle fitted with the scarce Whitehead mount and a Winchester A5 scope. A one of a kind configuration in the collection world but not the best sniper setup of its time, from an engineering point of view.
1915 Periscopic Prism Company Ltd. Sniper scope, used on Enfield SMLE (serial n° 6133 Y) during WW1. Even if several scope models were used by the United Kingdom during WWI, the 1915 P.P.Co was the most used by British snipers.
Below : a black & white picture showing snipers of the King’s Own Regiment in Salonika, possibly June 1916.
During WWII, British snipers used the No.32 as main scope on the Lee Enfield rifle. Variations from MKI to MK IV were made and used even after 1945. This late one was manufactured by Alex Kershaw & Son in 1945.–