Thomas McIlroy of the Harryville Mens Shed has crafted a handmade Lee Enfield 0•303 replica which is going to be raffled on Saturday at the Services club Ballymena.
This impressive replica is on a mahogany mount with Royal Irish Rifles crest.
All proceeds from this raffle will be going to a sculpture in memory to a brave County Antrim volunteer. Robert Quigg VC.
Raffle tickets can be got this week in Harryville Partnership.
Robin Swann MLA, a Committee member of The Robert Quigg VC Memorial Society, said: “I would encourage everyone to attend the event in the Services Club this Saturday between 11.00am and 4.00pm but also to purchase tickets for this beautifully crafted presentation item and I thank Tam for contributing the monies raised to the on going fundraising work of the Society.