There are rust spots on the exterior metal and some pitting in the barrel, while the butt stock has several large gouges in it. The Howell Automatic Rifle was the first attempt to convert the Lee–Enfield SMLE into a semi-automatic rifle. It was equipped with a No. 1 Mk III* it lacked a volley sight and had the wire loop in place of the sling swivel at the front of magazine well along with the simplified cocking piece. 1 was a stock standard military rifle with the fore-end shortened; the Supreme No. Item Number STK310. 5 Mk I). At some point just after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the Rifle Factory Ishapore in India began producing a new type of rifle known as the Rifle 7.62 mm 2A, which was based on the SMLE Mk III*[80] and was slightly redesigned to use the 7.62×51mm NATO round. Sporterized Lee Enfield .303 BritishAll trades considered.This is a very nice sporterized Lee Enfield with front and rear William's site. 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. 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. That is more than enough for about 99% of the animals I have killed over the years. The wood is excellent with no cracks or chips, but several scratches and dings, however, the 100+ ...Click for more info. Enfield Envoy, a rifle intended for civilian competition target shooting and Enfield Enforcer, a rifle fitted with a Pecar telescopic sight to suit the requirements of police firearms teams. From a mid-west sale, a 1896 Enfield LE1, Lee Metford 303 cal. (Victoria Regina) cyphers dated after 1901; Queen Victoria died in 1901, so any rifles made after 1901 should be stamped "E.R" (. 1 Mk III pattern rifle. 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. Note 2: Savage-made Lee–Enfield No. 4 rifles to 7.62×51mm NATO as part of a programme to retain the Lee–Enfield as a reserve weapon. These rifles were designated as the No. Despite its standard length 25 inch barrel and ten shot magazine, it carries well and it accompanies me into the field every Remembrance Day weekend, as well as on days when precipitation or snow falling from the trees make a scoped rifle more trouble than its worth. The SMLE Mk V (later Rifle No. The next year, a shorter version was introduced as the Lee–Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk I, or LEC, with a 21.2-inch (540 mm) barrel as opposed to the 30.2-inch (770 mm) one in the "long" version. [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. 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. 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. S# 79719. FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES: The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the … I have an uncle that still lives on that farm, and he still owns that Lee-Enfield. Much has been said about their tendency to keyhole bullets. A lovely sporter it is not. 3. However, SMLE rifles that have already been sporterized still remain one of the best bargains on a rugged hunting rifle to be had, and these are the subject of this article. Although the .276 Enfield had better ballistics, troop trials in 1913 revealed problems including excessive recoil, muzzle flash, barrel wear and overheating. SAF Lithgow, in Australia, produced shotguns based on the MkIII action under the "Slazenger" name, chambering the common commercial .410 shotgun shell. Experiments with smokeless powder in the existing Lee–Metford cartridge seemed at first to be a simple upgrade, but the greater heat and pressure generated by the new smokeless powder wore away the shallow, rounded, Metford rifling after approximately 6000 rounds. Since Polar bears are now mainly harvested by First Nations peoples, and given the continued popularity of the SMLE among subsistence hunters in the far north, I would hazard a calculated guess the the .303 British probably still takes more head of polar bear, as well as wood buffalo and muskox, than any of the more powerful magnums. Lee Enfield No.1 MKIII Enfield Barrel. 4 Mk I/2, whilst No. The Lee-Enfield is not easily … For easier machining, the charger bridge was no longer rounded. These were known as .22 Pattern 1914 Short Rifles[59] during The First World War and Rifle, No. band ramp mounted blade front sight & graduated leaf rear sight. 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. The Rifle Factory Ishapore at Ishapore in India produced the Mk III* in .303 British and then upgraded the manufactured strength by heat treatment of the receiver and bolt to fire 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition, the model 2A, which retained the 2,000 yard rear sight as the metric conversion of distance was very close to the flatter trajectory of the new ammunition, then changed the rear sight to 800 m re-named model 2A1. The machinery from ROF Fazakerley was sold to Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in Rawalpindi where production and repair of the No.4 rifle was continued from 1957. The rear "battle sight" was ground off to make room to attach the No. 10 Sporterized Lee-Enfield Rifles. Contact; [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). Item location: Smyrna, Tennessee, United States. They were supplied to the UK under the Lend-Lease programme during the Second World War. Only SMLE Mk III* rifles are known to have been assembled under this program. [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. 9, all .22 rimfire trainers and/or target rifles based on the Lee action, were adopted or in use with Cadet units and target shooters throughout the Commonwealth, the No.8 as of 2017 has been replaced among cadet forces due to obsolescence. Special Service Lee Enfields: Commando and Auto Models by Ian Skennerton. Lee–Enfields are also popular with competitors in service rifle competitions in many Commonwealth countries. Comes with Bushnell Scope Chief IV 3x9. It was produced only in North America, by Small Arms Limited, at Long Branch in Canada and Stevens-Savage Firearms, in the USA. 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. RFI, in India, converted a large number of MkIII rifles to single shot muskets, chambered for the .410 Indian Musket cartridge. [27][26][28] The windage adjustment of the rear sight was also dispensed with, and the cocking piece was changed from a round knob to a serrated slab. III* rifles by adding a heavy target barrel, cheek-piece, and a World War I era Pattern 1918 telescope, creating the SMLE No. Rather, they are newly manufactured firearms and are not technically chambered for commercial .308 Winchester ammunition. The No.1 Mk.3 was first manufactured just before World War 1 as an updated weapon from the Lee-Metford series of rifles. A five-round .22 cal 'Parker-Hiscock' magazine was also developed and in service for a relatively short period during the later period of the First World War, but was subsequently withdrawn from issue due to reliability problems with its quite complicated loading and feeding mechanism. Another gripe is that they are ugly. [25], The best-known Lee–Enfield rifle, the SMLE Mk III, was introduced on 26 January 1907, along with a Pattern 1907 bayonet and featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a fixed, rather than a bolt-head-mounted sliding, charger guide. These numbers put it on a par with the .300 Savage in terms of speed and energy and it has proven to be plenty powerful enough to take anything in North America. 123. I A (a transitional model), Mk. [45] A "Shortened and Lightened" version of the SMLE Mk III* rifle was also tested by the Australian military and a very small number were manufactured at SAF Lithgow during the course of the Second World War. In good condition shipping and by purchaser valid pal verification required. [30] The magazine cut-off was reinstated after the First World War ended and not entirely dispensed with in manufacturing until 1933 and some rifles with cut-offs remained into the 1960s. 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. 2/1 was also made. Thanks for looking. These were converted in late 1941 and into the later part of 1942. 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. An M1917 Enfield rifle was used by Sergeant Alvin C. York on October 8, 1918, during the event for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor, as the U.S. 82nd Division's (which York was a part of) official history states the division had been issued the M1917 (Eddystone), then replaced them with the No 1 Mk III Lee-Enfield while training with the British in the north of France, then were reissued M1917 rifles (Eddystone). [72] The restrictions placed on "military calibre" rifles in New South Wales were lifted in 1975, and many people who had converted their Lee–Enfields to the "wildcat" rounds converted their rifles back to .303 British. I'm open to reasonable offers, will ship anywhere in Canada at buyers expense. 25" w/ bbl. The rounds fed well once the resistance coming up out of the magazine was overcome. 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. Lee-Enfield sporter with Bishop stock. 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. Strong on the practical and light on the theoretical, ‘Complete Accurizing’ is a friendly and thorough book that suits beginners and all home handy and innovative shooters. Manufactured until at least the 1980s and continues to produce a sporting rifle based on the Mk III* action. 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. 32 Mk. [62][63] No. These stand for "Standard Small Arms" and "National Rifle Factory", respectively. Despite a rubber butt-pad, the .303 round produced excessive recoil due to the shorter barrel. As unmolested Lee Enfields in their original configuration become scarcer, the value of original rifles has steadily climbed. [38] The No. VAT: REFERENCE NUMBER: 1435: FEATURES: MAKE: Lee-Enfield: MODEL: No. [43] The L42A1 sniper rifle continued as the British Army's standard sniper weapon being phased out by 1993, and replaced by Accuracy International's L96. Last but not least, Enfield sporters are cheap. The standard military stock appears to have been unceremoniously cut down and then whittled with a knife. Handguard is removed, forearm is thinned & reshaped to sporter configuration w/ band & nose cap removed. [15] To further facilitate rapid aimed fire the rifle can be cycled by most riflemen without loss of sight picture. 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. The wooden cheek-piece was attached with two screws. [13] Top-notch accuracy is difficult to achieve with the Lee–Enfield design,[39] as it was intended to be a battle rifle rather than a sharpshooter's weapon,[39] and thus the Enfield is nowadays overshadowed by derivatives of Paul Mauser's design as a target shooting arm. 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. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F. Due to its rugged construction, it is often my companion on canoe and snowshoeing trips, where it comes along to take advantage of any opportunity I might get at a wolf, or in the unlikely event a predator gets into my food and I need to fend for myself. (The Pattern 1914 became the Rifle No. I blade bayonet which had a large muzzle ring to fit over the flash hider. [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). VI but had a flat left side and did away with the chequering on the furniture. [77] The appearance of the L8 series rifles were no different from the original No. Sporterised SMLE. 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. [96], Many Afghan participants in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan were armed with Lee–Enfields. Lee–Enfields are very popular as hunting rifles and target shooting rifles. Some were later modified with special adaptors to enable magazine loading. [107], This article is about the early twentieth-century British rifle. Many Mk. These conversions were for issue to police and prison guards, to provide a firearm with a much-reduced power and range in comparison to the .303 cartridge. 4 rifles and brought them up to the same standard as the No. I rifles at RSAF Enfield and a few others including Stevens-Savage No. The rifles were manufactured by parts outsourcing and were assembled and finished in Australia, chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO and fed from modified M14 magazines. It is possible to obtain a 10-round (the maximum allowed by law) M14 magazines for the M10-B2 match rifles in particular, provided an import permit from the appropriate Licensing Services Division can be obtained in some States, yet Australian Federal Customs may still refuse importation on no valid grounds. 11.1 Video Games; 12 Turner Semi-Automatic SMLE Conversion. [90] Magazine supply/importation (M14 and AK 10 single stack mag) whilst legal in Australia, it has been spasmodically curtailed by Australian Federal Customs (for more information, see Gun politics in Australia). [13], During both World Wars and the Korean War, a number of Lee–Enfield rifles were modified for use as sniper rifles. My brother and his friend recently got into hunting and they split on a package deal, two scoped No 4's for $100! However, no matter where you go you will alway meet that special type of gun nut who would debate ballistics tables against dead animals and here is where I have found another interesting irony. The Mk V did retain a magazine cut-off, but without a spotting hole, the piling swivel was kept attached to a forward barrel band, which was wrapped over and attached to the rear of the nose cap to reinforce the rifle for use with the standard Pattern 1907 bayonet. (HT standing for "Heavy Barrel, Telescopic Sight),[13] which saw service in the Second World War, Korea, and Malaya and was used for Sniper Training through to the late 1970s. [98], Khyber Pass Copies patterned after the Lee–Enfield are still manufactured in the Khyber Pass region, as bolt-action rifles remain effective weapons in desert and mountain environments where long-range accuracy is more important than rate of fire. The .303 British cartridge will launch a 180 grain bullet at around 2450 fps FPS, and a 150 grain bullet at a claimed 2690, though it seems fairly common for a SMLE to show a distinct preference for 180 grain bullets. [9] Both underwent a minor upgrade series in 1899 (the omission of the cleaning / clearing rod), becoming the Mk I*. The British military switched over to the 7.62×51mm NATO round in the 1950s; starting in 1970, over 1,000 of the No. I (T) and No. 5 was first issued to the British 1st Airborne Division and used during their liberation of Denmark and Norway in 1945. Note 2: GRI stands for "Georgius Rex, Imperator" (Latin for "King George, Emperor (of India)", denoting a rifle made during the British Raj. [41] The No.4 rifle was primarily produced for the United Kingdom, Canada and some other Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand. The last common complaint is their accuracy. Post-war versions were made that would fit No. Like the No. 1905, started life as a No1 Mk1 (the original Enfield), and was converted three different times indicated by the three stars following the Mk1. The current Yukon record moose, a behemoth sporting a 75-1/4 inch spread of antlers, was felled with two shots from a .303. Site active again Oct 2020. 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. Bbl. [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. It was the British Army’s standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957. Header Image: 1907 Lee Enfield No1 – H barrel, AGP ‘Plus 5’ sight, wrist and fore arm checkering. Originally, the concept of a detachable magazine was opposed in some British Army circles, as some feared that the private soldier might be likely to lose the magazine during field campaigns. The Lee-Enfield is a series of bolt-action rifles and carbines designed by Scottish-born gun designer James Paris Lee (1831-1904) and the Royal Small Arms … 4 Mk. 1 Mk III to the 7.63×25mm Mauser pistol cartridge. 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They were then known by the designation Telescope Straight, Sighting L1A1. James Purdey and Sons fitted special buttstocks later in the war. [13][99] As of 2012[update], Lee–Enfield rifles are still being used by the Taliban insurgents against NATO/Allied forces in Afghanistan.[84]. If one owns a Lee Enfield in its original condition it is highly recommended that it be left that way. [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. A further likely consideration was the difficulty of obtaining replacement ammunition in the event of the rifle's theft or the carrier's desertion. 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. While I have enjoyed playing around with traditional black powder rifles and lever guns over the years, my ancestors were neither cowboys nor mountain men. 4 Mk. [55], Numbers of Lee–Enfield rifles were converted to .22 calibre training rifles,[56] in order to teach cadets and new recruits the various aspects of shooting, firearms safety, and marksmanship at a markedly reduced cost per round. Seller: elsyd451 | Seller's other items . Brabantia Nostra. 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. [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]. There are a few rifles that were re-chambered to other cartridges, as well as some .22 rimfire trainer rifles produced, but for the most part when talking about the SMLE the .303 chambering is a given. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Gold Bulllet Member Join Date Dec 1969 Location Queensland Australia. These design features facilitate rapid cycling and fire compared to other bolt-action designs like the Mauser. 1944–present (produced 1944–1947) BSA-Shirley produced 81,329 rifles and ROF Fazakerley 169,807 rifles. [93], The quality on such rifles varies from "as good as a factory-produced example" to "dangerously unsafe", tending towards the latter end of the scale. Description: Lee-Enfield, No. This sight, like other aperture sights, proved to be faster and more accurate than the typical mid-barrel open rear sight elements sight lines offered by Mauser, previous Lee–Enfields or the Buffington battle sight of the M1903 Springfield. 5 was shorter and 2 lb (0.9 kg) lighter. The Canadian scopes made by Research Enterprises Limited and were prefixed with a letter C and went through C no. The stock and fore end was marked with broad white painted bands and the letters "DP" for easy identification. It was then decided that the limit of the effective range was a more realistic proposition at 800 m. The Ishapore 2A and 2A1 rifles are often incorrectly described as ".308 conversions". I feel that in military form they are no uglier than most other period infantry rifles, and that well executed sporters can be handsome. Most of the Canadian made No.4 Mk.I* (T) sniper equipments went into British service. 70.00 obo. 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. Rear sight socket is marked crown over "GR / B. I (T) sniper rifles in 1941–1942 at RSAF Enfield. Numerous attempts have been made to convert the various single-shot .410 shotgun models to a bolt-action repeating model by removing the wooden magazine plug and replacing it with a standard 10-round SMLE magazine. Rare CIVIL WAR Antique BLUNT-ENFIELD Rifle-Musket US Made Enfield Pattern 1853 … 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. 4 rifles to 7.62×51mm NATO. 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. This is a brief overview of a LE No 4 Mk 1. In British service, the No. Most bolts were copper plated for identification. Near the end of the war and after, Canada made blued steel buttplates. 4 Mk 2 rifles: Note 1: Second World War UK production rifles had manufacturer codes for security reasons. sporterized magazine rifle. 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. [citation needed] The Lee–Enfield No. 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. Modern Warfare, Published by Mark Dartford, Marshall Cavendish (London) 1985. The Royal Canadian Air Force also used these as a survival rifle in the remote parts of Canada. (non-restricted) The main difference between the two conversions was in the cartridge ejection arrangement; the Enfield magazine carried a hardened steel projection that struck the rim of the extracted case to eject it, the Sterling system employed a spring-loaded plunger inserted into the receiver wall. 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. 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. 32 Mk. 4 Mk I was officially adopted in 1941. 1 Mk V is the rear aperture sight. A great truck gun. Early models of the Lee–Metford and Lee–Enfield even used a short length of chain to secure the magazine to the rifle. 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