KeywordsBritish .303 SMLE Rifle No 1 Mark III (number M-45374) with the Rieder Automatic Rifle Attachment
Mrs H. J. R. Riede
Military Museum, Castle of Good Hope
standard .303 rifle to a full automatic rifle
Mechanician Department of the General Post Office
radio and television experimenter and inventor
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AbstractIn March 1981, Mrs H. J. R. Rieder donated her husband's presentation British .303 SMLE Rifle No 1 Mark III (number M-45374) with the Rieder Automatic Rifle Attachment to the Military Museum at the Castle in Cape Town. With it were a number of photographs, letters, documents and plans concerning this once secret invention which was tested outside the Castle during the Second World War. Fortunately, the documents donated by Mrs Rieder include a list of the numbers of the 18 rifles to which Mr Rieder's automatic attachment was fitted and it is hoped that the publication of this information will lead to the discovery of some of them and be of considerable interest to their present owners.