Sometimes when we recover relics we find extremely rare items. This was recovered from an old British army dump site, and the only clue we had to go on as to it’s function was the ‘P14’ stamped on the side.
A small brass frame with a threaded bolt and wingnut, it was obviously clamped to something. After a bit of research, it was discovered that this is an adapter for attaching a Lee-Enfield grenade cup discharger to a P14 rifle!!!
Instead of spending time and money on developing a grenade cup discharger for a P14 rifle, the army simply designed an adapater to use the cups they had plenty of!
A rare beast indeed!