Colchester Castle - centrepiece of the hometown of the
.........and of the
Royal British Legion Mersea Island Rifle Club
Home Office Range Certificate Number 165 .................. dated 28th. February 1933
The club has a 15 yard prone small-bore range with the butts under the stage of the British Legion Hall. The range was upgraded a few years ago with the introduction of additional steel backplating and bullet catcher to improve safety and defence zones. The hall also fulfils all the other requirements of a village community, and many visitors are not even aware that a target shooting facility exists on the premises.... unless they come
(No rifles or ammunition are kept on the premises)
Between 1997 and 2007 the R.B.L.M.I.R.C. was the home base for the organisation of the HARC Postal Miniature Winter Leagues for historic small-bore rifles. Late in 2007, responsibility for the Leagues was handed over to the joint care of the Brighton Rifle & Pistol Club and the Bristol Rifle & Pistol Club.
For those with an interest in the formation of a rifle club in the early Twentieth Century, we show the Ledger of AGM hand-written minutes from the setting up of the RBLMIRC in 1933. Page 2 records the various initial expenses incurred, including the purchase of two BSA rifles, one Greener rifle and one converted Lee-Enfield. Listed are the cost of the first supply of ammunition and various payments made to the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs
The ledger is represented as flip-page book, may take a few moments to display. N.B. The search magnifier may need to be clicked twice.
Video clips of the Skirmisher timed rapid being shot with a BSA Martini International Mk.II rifle
on the RBLMIRC range can be viewed via links on the SKIRMISHER page.
FOR LEAGUES INFORMATION - click POSTAL LEAGUE INFORMATION
or email: HARC-MRL@rifleman.org.uk
Enquiries concerning the R.B.L.M.I.R.C., or the website & historic rifle reference pages should be directed to: Miniature-Calibre-Rifles@rifleman.org.uk
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