5 was shorter and 2 lb (0.9 kg) lighter. 1 Mk. Lee-Enfield sporter with Bishop stock. 4 rifles, selected for their accuracy during factory tests, were modified by the addition of a wooden cheek rising-piece, and telescopic sight mounts designed to accept a No. 32 3.5× telescopic sight. [28] It was produced in very limited numbers and an experimental folding stock version was made. (Victoria Regina) cyphers dated after 1901; Queen Victoria died in 1901, so any rifles made after 1901 should be stamped "E.R" (. However, the Lee–Enfield was mainly replaced in main-line service in the Pakistani Police in the mid-1980s by the AK 47, in response to increasing proliferation of the Kalashnikov in the black market and civilian use. 32 telescope sight to the left side of the receiver. Item Number STK310. 8 is in regular use with UK Cadet Forces as a light target rifle. Only have 2 items from the Territory, a 6mm Win-Lee sporter, used by a buffalo hunter in the local manner, and Colt D/A Frontier alleged to have been carried on the Coniston Massacre. 1 Mk. 4 Mk. 4 Mk I and No. Despite this, the British learned from the results of the L8 test program and used them in successfully converting their stocks of No. L59A1 Drill Rifles were rendered incapable of being fired, and of being restored to a fireable form, by extensive modifications that included the welding of the barrel to the receiver, modifications to the receiver that removed the supporting structures for the bolt's locking lugs and blocking the installation of an unaltered bolt, the removal of the striker's tip, the blocking of the striker's hole in the bolt head and the removal of most of the bolt body's locking lugs. While British and Australian conversions were to the standard commercially available .410 shotgun cartridge (though of varying chamber lengths) the Indian conversions have been the source of considerable confusion. A plug was welded in place forward of the chamber, and a window was cut in the side of the barrel. 1 was also kept stock standard but fitted with an actual sporting style stock complete with Monte Carlo comb as was fashionable in … 32 Mk. [70] Commercial gunsmiths in Australia and Britain converted both MkIII and No4 rifles to .410 shotguns. Since formation in 1998, organisations such as the Lee Enfield Rifle Association have assisted in not just preserving rifles in shooting condition (many Lee–Enfields are being deactivated and sold as "wall-hangers" to collectors who do not hold a Firearms Licence in countries where they are required), but holding events and competitions. 7 and No. In this role there is a certain peace of mind that comes from knowing that whatever might happen during the trip, this rifle has already survived far worse. This bear was not killed incidentally or in self defense by the man that shot it, but hunted, using a Lee-Enfield, as per usual. FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES: The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the … Several First World War accounts tell of British troops repelling German attackers who subsequently reported that they had encountered machine guns, when in fact it was simply a group of well-trained riflemen armed with SMLE Mk III rifles. A long time ago I made the interesting connection that the further you go into moose country, the less powerful a moose rifle needs to be. 4 Mk I used to develop the No. Area Code: 816 . III, largely due to its heavier barrel. [13] The Canadian Rangers unit still use Enfield rifles, with plans to replace the weapons sometime in 2017–2018 with the new Sako-designed Colt Canada C19. The iron sight line was redesigned and featured a rear receiver aperture battle sight calibrated for 300 yd (274 m) with an additional ladder aperture sight that could be flipped up and was calibrated for 200–1,300 yd (183–1,189 m) in 100 yd (91 m) increments. [9] Replacing this with a new square-shaped rifling system designed at the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) Enfield solved the problem, and the Lee–Enfield was born. [34], In 1926, the British Army changed their nomenclature; the SMLE became known as the Rifle No. From 1965 to 1975 (when production is believed to have been discontinued), the sight ranging graduations were changed from 2000 to 800, and the rifle re-designated Rifle 7.62 mm 2A1. [11] Although officially replaced in the UK with the L1A1 SLR in 1957, it remained in widespread British service until the early/mid-1960s and the 7.62 mm L42A1 sniper variant remained in service until the 1990s. The Ekins Automatic Rifle was one of the numerous attempts to convert a Lee–Enfield SMLE to an automatic rifle. These are called Mk IV Cond., with various asterisks denoting subtypes. Later on when Avrakotos asked Michael Vickers to revamp their strategy, he stopped the Enfield system and, with the large amounts of money available thanks to Charlie Wilson, replaced them with a mix of modern weapons like AK-47s and mortars. 4 rifles and were designated No. Only SMLE Mk III* rifles are known to have been assembled under this program. [20] Some of the MLEs (and MLMs) were converted to load from chargers, and designated Charger Loading Lee–Enfields, or CLLEs. [26], During the First World War, the SMLE Mk III was found to be too complicated to manufacture (an SMLE Mk III rifle cost the British Government £3/15/–) and demand outstripped supply; in late 1915 the Mk III* was introduced, which incorporated several changes, the most prominent of which were the deletion of the magazine cut-off mechanism, which when engaged permits the feeding and extraction of single cartridges only while keeping the cartridges in the magazine in reserve and the long-range volley sights. [107], This article is about the early twentieth-century British rifle. Some were later modified with special adaptors to enable magazine loading. Until 2014 the .303 Lee-Enfield was standard issue for the Canadian Rangers and one of its main purposes was for protection against polar bears. [74], In the early 1950s Essential Agencies Ltd. Nevertheless, I suppose a Lee-Enfield sporter never does look quite as clean as, say, a custom Mauser. This hack job probably spent its life keeping some farmer or trapper in meat, or at some point was owned by a frugal sportsman with more ambition than woodworking skill. 1. Rather, they are newly manufactured firearms and are not technically chambered for commercial .308 Winchester ammunition. 4 Mk I/3. Some captured from the Resistance were used by the pro-Nazi French militia, This page was last edited on 4 December 2020, at 11:53. Small Arms Limited and later, Canadian Arsenals Limited, Spelling errors in the markings; as noted the most common of which is a reversed "N" in "Enfield"), V.R. [13], During both World Wars and the Korean War, a number of Lee–Enfield rifles were modified for use as sniper rifles. 9 blade bayonets. One of the most common complaints is about the ergonomics of the original stocks. While he does not hunt, that old gun still puts down livestock and chases off predators. 4 Mk 2 rifles: Note 1: Second World War UK production rifles had manufacturer codes for security reasons. Previous conversions to Drill Purpose (DP) of otherwise serviceable rifles were not considered to be sufficiently incapable of restoration to fireable state and were a potential source of reconversion spares. Site active again Oct 2020. [38] The No. In spite of its rough shape, it is still plenty useful as hunting rifle. About 3,000 rifles, mostly Stevens-Savage, appear to have been partially converted by Holland & Holland but never received brackets, scopes of the final "T" mark. They were the among the throngs of German, Scottish, and Eastern European settlers who migrated to Canada in search of cheap farmland. Side adjustments in 2 MOA increments were made by the drum mounted at the side of the sight. The barrel was now halfway in length between the original long rifle and the carbine, at 25.2 inches (640 mm). Ishapore 2A and Ishapore 2A1 receivers are made with improved (EN) steel (to handle the increased pressures of the 7.62×51mm round)[82] and the extractor is redesigned to suit the rimless cartridge. It was introduced in service in the 1970s. 32 and its bracket (mount) were matched and serial numbered to a specific rifle.[53]. The Commando units of the British military requested a suppressed rifle for killing sentries, guard dogs and other clandestine operational uses during the Second World War. When I lived in central Alberta, where moose hunting opportunities were limited, according to many a .270 Winchester was not powerful enough. [36] The design was found to be even more complicated and expensive to manufacture than the Mk III and was not developed or issued, beyond a trial production of about 20,000 rifles between 1922 and 1924 at RSAF Enfield.[36]. II in 1943 which offered side adjustments in finer 1 MOA increments, and finally the Mk. The Lee–Enfield rifle is a popular gun for historic rifle enthusiasts and those who find the 10-round magazine, loading by charger clips, and the rapid bolt-action useful for Practical Rifle events. Each No. These were known as .22 Pattern 1914 Short Rifles[59] during The First World War and Rifle, No. 6 Mk I never entered full production and examples are rare and valuable to collectors. These design features facilitate rapid cycling and fire compared to other bolt-action designs like the Mauser. These rifles were designated as the No. In sporter form the SMLE, while no lightweight, is not terribly heavy and balances well, generally weighing between 7.5 and 8.0 pounds. 0: 150.00: Recently Sold - Lee Enfield. S# 79719. [35] Many Mk III and III* rifles were converted to .22 rimfire calibre training rifles, and designated Rifle No. Trying out the gun at 100 yards with the battle sights and the peep sights. While not as cheap as they once were, decent sporters still commonly sell for less than $200 Canadian. The L59A1 was a conversion of the No4 Rifle (all Marks) to a Drill Purpose Rifle that was incapable of being restored to a firing configuration. In truth, it is a rare Enfield that will shoot MOA, but most can be made to shoot plenty good enough for hunting within their maximum point blank range of around 250 yards. II and Mk. [78] The L8 series of rifles consisted of L8A1 rifles (converted No.4 Mk2 rifles), L8A2 rifles (converted No.4 Mk1/2 rifles), L8A3 rifles (converted No.4 Mk1/3 rifles), L8A4 rifles (converted No.4 Mk1 rifles), and L8A5 rifles (converted No.4 Mk1* rifles). The No. [61] They were generally single-shot affairs, originally using Morris tubes chambered for cheap .22L cartridge and some larger types, circa 1907. [33], Due to the poor performance of the .303 British cartridge during the Second Boer War from 1899–1902, the British attempted to replace the round and the Lee–Enfield rifle that fired it. This proved fortunate for the Lee–Enfield, as wartime demand and the improved Mk VII loading of the .303 round caused it to be retained for service. [45] With a cut-down stock, a prominent flash hider, and a "lightening-cut" receiver machined to remove all unnecessary metal, reduced barrel length of 18.8 in (478 mm) the No. That is more than enough for about 99% of the animals I have killed over the years. 200 Sporterized Canadian made Lee Enfield..303 British, ladder sight and stripper clip removed. 7, Rifle, No. The current Yukon record moose, a behemoth sporting a 75-1/4 inch spread of antlers, was felled with two shots from a .303. 1 Mk VI also introduced a heavier "floating barrel" that was independent of the forearm, allowing the barrel to expand and contract without contacting the forearm and interfering with the 'zero', the correlation between the alignment of the barrel and the sights. The Rieder device could be installed straight away without the use of tools. 4 Mk IV. In the UK, the single-shot .22 calibre Rifle No. Lee Enfield No4 Rifle Fore End / Sporterized: Condition: Used. Many early models, Magazine Lee–Enfield (MLE), Magazine Lee–Metford (MLM) and SMLE, were rebuilt to the Mk III standard. 4 Mk. [31], The SMLE Mk III* (renamed Rifle No.1 Mk III* in 1926) saw extensive service throughout the Second World War, especially in the North African, Italian, Pacific and Burmese theatres in the hands of British and Commonwealth forces. However, many 2A/2A1 owners shoot such ammunition in their rifles with no problems, although some factory loaded .308 Winchester cartridges may appear to generate higher pressures than 7.62×51mm NATO, even though the rounds are otherwise interchangeable – this is due to the different systems of pressure measurement used for NATO and commercial cartridges. During the 1960s, the British Government and the Ministry of Defence converted a number of Lee–Enfield No. Lee Enfield SHTLE III 1918.303 Brit bolt action clip with Numbers Marching Sporterized. The results of the trials that were conducted on the L8 series rifles were mixed and the British Government and the Ministry of Defence decided not to convert their existing stocks of Lee–Enfield No. [39] Towards the end of the Second World War, a bladed bayonet was developed for the No.5 Mk.I rifle ("Jungle Carbine"). A lovely sporter it is not. My brother and his friend recently got into hunting and they split on a package deal, two scoped No 4's for $100! Like the No. 5 Mk. I can put three Remington 180 grain Core-Lokt bullets into a 2.5 inch group at 100 yards with the open sights. While the Lee-Enfield rifles offer some definite advantages, there are also some common gripes about them. This gun comes up to the shoulder nicely and the sites align immediately. GI#: 101548412. Rear sight socket is marked crown over "GR / B. 4 rifles to 7.62×51mm NATO. 4 marks, in the hope of increasing sales of a rifle that had little U.S. market penetration. Southern Cross says: January 17, 2015 at 05:38 . In 1914, Enfield produced complete .22 barrels and bolts specifically for converting .303 units, and these soon became the most common conversion. [29] Rifles with some or all of these features present are found, as the changes were implemented at different times in different factories and as stocks of parts were depleted. [89] AIA also offered the AIA M10-A1 rifle, a Jungle Carbine-styled version chambered in 7.62×39mm Russian, which uses AK-47 magazines. The Rieder Automatic Rifle was an automatic (full automatic only) Lee–Enfield SMLE rifle of South African origin. E-transfer or cash only. If one owns a Lee Enfield in its original condition it is highly recommended that it be left that way. [13] Lee–Enfield rifles are still popular in the region, despite the presence and ready availability of more modern weapons such as the SKS-45, the AKM, the Chinese Type 56 assault rifle, and the AK-74. The British probably used helical locking lugs to allow for chambering imperfect or dirty ammunition and that the closing cam action is distributed over the entire mating faces of both bolt and receiver lugs. 5 Mk I as a "Jungle Carbine". Lee–Enfields are very popular as hunting rifles and target shooting rifles. RFI stands for "Rifle Factory, Ishapore", denoting a rifle made after the Partition of India in 1947. Lee-Enfield, .303 British, sporterized rifle for sale from dealer. 4 MK. [citation needed] The Lee–Enfield No. [13] Lee–Enfield rifles are used by reserve forces and police forces in many Commonwealth countries, including Malawi. [91], A number of British Service Rifles, predominantly the Martini–Henry and Martini–Enfield, but also the various Lee–Enfield rifles, have been produced by small manufacturers in the Khyber Pass region of the Pakistani/Afghan border. [22] The SMLE's visual trademark was its blunt nose, with only the bayonet boss protruding a small fraction of an inch beyond the nosecap, being modelled on the Swedish Model 1894 Cavalry Carbine. 1 Mk III pattern rifle. Initial production was 1,403 conversions of 1931–1933 troop trials No. 1944–present (produced 1944–1947) BSA-Shirley produced 81,329 rifles and ROF Fazakerley 169,807 rifles. These stand for "Standard Small Arms" and "National Rifle Factory", respectively. It was the British Army’s standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957. Damn nice looking rifle. 13.1 Video Games; 14 See Also; Overview. The No. [73] 303/25 calibre sporterised SMLEs are very common in Australia today, although ammunition for them has been very scarce since the 1980s. While the original butt stock needs the addition of a cheek rest for use with a scope, I have come to think that the ergonomics are simply different. These were similar to the No. Handguard is removed, forearm is thinned & reshaped to sporter configuration w/ band & nose cap removed. The wooden cheek-piece was attached with two screws. 5 Mk I). I have an uncle that still lives on that farm, and he still owns that Lee-Enfield. [84][85] Also contributing to the total was the Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) at Ishapore in India, which continued to produce the SMLE in both .303 and 7.62×51mm NATO until the 1980s, and is still manufacturing a sporting rifle based on the SMLE Mk III action, chambered for a .315 calibre cartridge,[86] the Birmingham Small Arms Company factory at Shirley near Birmingham, and SAF Lithgow in Australia, who finally discontinued production of the SMLE Mk III* with a final 'machinery proving' batch of 1000 rifles in early 1956, using 1953-dated receivers. Khyber Pass Copies can be recognised by a number of factors, notably: British company Armalon Ltd[94] developed a number of rifles based on the Lee Enfield No 4. Recently, while skimming through a magazine I read that the first second-generation grizzly/polar bear hybrid had been killed in the North West Territories, and it was killed with a .303. It shoots smaller groups often enough that I suspect some tinkering and/or modern optics would tighten the groups a bit more. A redesign of the Lee–Metford (adopted by the British Army in 1888), the Lee–Enfield superseded the earlier Martini–Henry, Martini–Enfield, and Lee–Metford rifles. [39] Unlike the SMLE, that had a nose cap, the No 4 Lee–Enfield barrel protruded from the end of the forestock. The WWI versions are often referred to as the "SMLE", which is short for the common "Short, Magazine, Lee–Enfield" variant. 32 telescope progressed through three marks with the Mk. 4 action was similar to the No.1 Mk VI but stronger and easier to mass-produce. Published by Ian D Skennerton, PO Box 80, Labrador 4215, Australia, 2001. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F. [36] The increased gap resulted in an improved sighting radius, improving sighting accuracy and the aperture improved speed of sighting over various distances. The Lee–Enfield series is very popular for service rifle shooting competitions in the UK and Australia due to the prohibitions on the legal ownership of semi-automatic centrefire rifles in Great Britain and restrictions on the legal ownership of semi-automatic centrefire rifles in Australia. Now that I live in Northern Alberta, where nearly everyone hunts moose regularly, the general opinion is that a 25-06 or a 30-30 will work. Photo by Randy D. Smith. 4 is even better. The term "sporter" covers a broad spectrum of rifles, ranging from the beautifully re-stocked, re-blued and sometimes re-barreled offerings from companies like Parker Hale and Golden State to rifles that have simply had some of their wood crudely hacked off. The Australian military were not permitted to manufacture the No. It was produced only in North America, by Small Arms Limited, at Long Branch in Canada and Stevens-Savage Firearms, in the USA. [9], The Lee–Enfield rifle was introduced in November 1895 as the .303 calibre, Rifle, Magazine, Lee–Enfield,[9] or more commonly Magazine Lee–Enfield, or MLE (sometimes spoken as "emily" instead of M, L, E). 4 series rifles that were converted to 7.62×51mm NATO were re-designated as the L8 series of rifles with the rifles being refitted with 7.62×51mm NATO barrels, new bolt faces and extractor claws, new rear sights and new 10-round 7.62×51mm NATO magazines that were produced by RSAF Enfield to replace the old 10-round .303 British magazines. Among countries that were part of the British Commonwealth, they are probably still one of the most common rifles in circulation. [67], The C No.7 22" MK.I rifle is a .22 single shot, manually fed, training version of the No.4 Mk I* rifle manufactured at Long Branch. The Lee-Enfield is a good rifle, I just think we had a funky magazine. [41], Later in the war, the need for a shorter, lighter rifle forced the development of the Rifle, No. During the recent civil war in Nepal, the government troops were issued Lee–Enfield rifles to fight the Maoist rebels, and the Maoists were also armed with SMLE rifles, amongst other weapons. p. 372. A new rifle based on the Mauser design was created to fire the round, called the Pattern 1913 Enfield. Rifles so marked were assembled using parts from various other manufacturers, as part of a scheme during the First World War to boost rifle production in the UK. It was equipped with a No. [97] The CIA's Operation Cyclone provided hundreds of thousands of Enfields to the Mujahideen, funneling them through Pakistan's ISI. Brabantia Nostra. Both were located at Long Branch, Ontario. It has always amazed me that the magazine on my Lee-Enfield is somehow far less obtrusive than the one on my .22 and I appreciate not having to carry extra rounds in my pockets. [13], Many people still hunt with as-issued Lee–Enfield rifles, with commercial .303 British ammunition proving especially effective on medium-sized game. 2, of varying marks. The weapon was reliable but unergonomic for the user as the force of the recoiling bolt interfered with handling. Description: This is a really nice, sporterized Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle No.1 Mk.3* manufactured by Enfield in 1918 and chambered for the.303 British cartridge. Parker-Hale’s sporting rifles based on the Lee-Enfield No. It is commonly said in Canada that the .303 British has probably killed more moose than all other cartridges combined. The No. 4 rifle was heavier than the No. The main deficiency of the rounds at the time was that they used heavy, round-nosed bullets that had low muzzle velocities and poor ballistic performance. These unusual rifles have something of a mysterious service history, but represent a missing link in SMLE development. [13] Soft-point .303 ammunition is widely available for hunting purposes, though the Mark 7 military cartridge design often proves adequate because its tail-heavy design makes the bullet yaw violently and deform after hitting the target.[102][103]. Also hurting their reputation for accuracy is that the action requires a tight fit with the fore-stock, which can loosen over time as the wood drys out. Note 2: GRI stands for "Georgius Rex, Imperator" (Latin for "King George, Emperor (of India)", denoting a rifle made during the British Raj. Lee Enfield Resource Proudly powered by WordPress. 4 (T) sniper rifles to 7.62×51mm NATO, which led to the creation of the L42A1 series sniper rifles.[79]. [citation needed]. 1905, started life as a No1 Mk1 (the original Enfield), and was converted three different times indicated by the three stars following the Mk1. I have never actually seen one that did this and I think much of this reputation came from the military surplus ammo, some of which was designed to yaw in flight and tumble on impact. [100] Lee–Enfield rifles have also been seen in the hands of both the Naxalites and the Indian police in the ongoing Maoist insurgency in rural India. [29], The inability of the principal manufacturers (RSAF Enfield, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited and London Small Arms Co. Ltd) to meet military production demands, led to the development of the "peddled scheme", which contracted out the production of whole rifles and rifle components to several shell companies. )[35], The SMLE design was a relatively expensive long arm to manufacture, because of the many forging and machining operations required. 4 Mk I, because the Lithgow Small Arms Factory was producing the SMLE Mk III. The British Lee-Enfield was one of the best battle rifles of the early 20 th Century and was in service well into the 1960’s in many ex-British colonies. My particular Lee-Enfield, a No. (The Pattern 1914 became the Rifle No. 1 Mk V), adopted a new receiver-mounted aperture sighting system, which moved the rear sight from its former position on the barrel. My Great Grandfather homesteaded about two hours south of where I now live and a SMLE put wild game on the table, defended his livestock from predators and dispatched pigs and cattle for the larder. Generally inferior workmanship, including weak/soft metal, poorly finished wood, and badly struck markings. The PC Gallery Rifle is a carbine in pistol and revolver calibres, the AL42 a 5.56 mm rifle and the AL30C, a carbine in .30 Carbine. They were supplied to the UK under the Lend-Lease programme during the Second World War. The Lee–Enfield takes its name from the designer of the rifle's bolt system—James Paris Lee—and the factory in which it was designed—the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield. The action features helical locking surfaces (the technical term is interrupted threading). [44] The No. In total, over 16 million Lee–Enfields had been produced in several factories on different continents when production in Britain shut down in 1956, at the Royal Ordnance Factory ROF Fazakerley in Liverpool after that factory had been plagued with industrial unrest. LEE … In good condition shipping and by purchaser valid pal verification required. I/L bayonet, which has a rotating handle and a large ring on the cross-guard was not for the No. The Australian Army modified 1,612[50] Lithgow SMLE No. band ramp mounted blade front sight & graduated leaf rear sight. Date Sold Title Bids Sale Price; 12/06/2020 Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk 1/3 Savage 1943 C&R: 5: … The No. 4 rifles to 7.62×51mm NATO as part of a programme to retain the Lee–Enfield as a reserve weapon. Rare CIVIL WAR Antique BLUNT-ENFIELD Rifle-Musket . [76] It fired in semi-automatic only and suffered some feeding and extraction problems and, despite meeting accuracy and soundness of design concept, never made it past the prototype stage. 4 Mk I* rifles are all stamped "US PROPERTY". Then, the work was assigned to Holland & Holland, the famous British sporting gun manufacturers, which converted about 23,000 No. I, Mk. 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