We set ourselves apart by supplying unique parts at a good value and standing by our products by offering outstanding customer service. [13][99] As of 2012[update], Lee–Enfield rifles are still being used by the Taliban insurgents against NATO/Allied forces in Afghanistan.[84]. Lee Enfield No4 Mk1* Longbranch 1942 This is a very rare … 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. 4 Mk IV. It was equipped with a No. Lee Enfield SMLE No1 MkIII*. WW2 Mk2 Sten Gun 9mm fully strippable and dry firing nice Manufactured by E & Co S/N B110353. Category Deactivated. I A (a transitional model), Mk. 2/1 was also made. The rifle became known simply as the "three-oh-three". These conversions were prompted by firearms legislation that made possession of a rifle chambered in a military cartridge both difficult and expensive. [39] Unlike the SMLE, that had a nose cap, the No 4 Lee–Enfield barrel protruded from the end of the forestock. 10 photos. Australia and India retained and manufactured the SMLE Mk III* as their standard rifle during the conflict and the rifle remained in Australian military service through the Korean War, until it was replaced by the L1A1 SLR in the late 1950s. EU/UK20 Spec. Lee–Enfields are very popular as hunting rifles and target shooting rifles. I rifles were made for trials. The Lee-Enfield Ballistics In 1892, the .303 British cartridge was loaded with 70 grains ofblack powder and had a 215 grain round nose bullet with a muzzlevelocity of 1850 fps. 7 and No. p. 372. B1454 Extractor screw . 4 Mk I, No. spare parts for the Lee Enfield No.4 rifle. [41], Later in the war, the need for a shorter, lighter rifle forced the development of the Rifle, No. Free postage. 4 Mk 2 rifles: Note 1: Second World War UK production rifles had manufacturer codes for security reasons. Externally the new rifle is very similar to the classic Mk III*, with the exception of the buttplate (the buttplate from the 1A SLR is fitted) and magazine, which is more "square" than the SMLE magazine, and usually carries twelve rounds instead of ten,[81] although a number of 2A1s have been noted with 10-round magazines. The No. $45.95. (Victoria Regina) cyphers dated after 1901; Queen Victoria died in 1901, so any rifles made after 1901 should be stamped "E.R" (. & pair of hand guards Unused, Ref D. £30.00. Post-war versions were made that would fit No. [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. Both were located at Long Branch, Ontario. [54] A transitional model the No. 4 Mk. The next year a shorter version was introduced as the Lee-Enfield Cavalry Carbine Mk I, or LEC, with a 21.2-inch barrel as opposed to the 30.2-inch "long" version. Lee–Enfields are also popular with competitors in service rifle competitions in many Commonwealth countries. II in 1943 which offered side adjustments in finer 1 MOA increments, and finally the Mk. [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. [70] Commercial gunsmiths in Australia and Britain converted both MkIII and No4 rifles to .410 shotguns. A sniper variation of the Lee Enfield No 4 Rifle was used in World War Two, that used the No. During the 1960s, the British Government and the Ministry of Defence converted a number of Lee–Enfield No. 32 Mk. Pre-Owned. ), of Toronto, Ontario, produced a run of several thousand survival rifles based on the No. 1 bid. [43] With the introduction of the No. These design features facilitate rapid cycling and fire compared to other bolt-action designs like the Mauser. 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. [41] The No.4 rifle was primarily produced for the United Kingdom, Canada and some other Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand. [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. 5 Mk. In this section you will find a selection of non F.A.C. 32 MK I telescopic sight for the N0. 2s Modified to Mk. Fixed and adjustable aperture sights incorporated onto later variants, 1930 (trials only; 1,025 produced and leftover parts assembled into rifles early in WWII), 1931–present (2,500 trials examples produced in the 1930s, then mass production from mid-1941 onwards). From China. [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). The Lee–Speed Sporter was a higher quality British made version of the Lee–Enfield. Many Mk. [35] Many Mk III and III* rifles were converted to .22 rimfire calibre training rifles, and designated Rifle No. Ending 14 Dec at 7:58PM GMT 7d 4h. 4 rifles, except for the new barrel (which still retained the original No.4 rifle bayonet lugs) and magazine. [68] Production of this model was 1944–1946 and a few in 1950 to 1953.[69]. For other uses, see, Models/marks of Lee–Enfield rifle and service periods, Lee–Enfield conversions and training models, Special service Lee–Enfields: Commando and automatic models, Australian International Arms No. RFI, in India, converted a large number of MkIII rifles to single shot muskets, chambered for the .410 Indian Musket cartridge. These stand for "Standard Small Arms" and "National Rifle Factory", respectively. Most of this website is accessible to non-members, there are no adverts, no dangerous links and no multimedia content. [citation needed]. The Lee-Enfield is a long, powerful weapon, typical of Military rifles of its era. II and Mk. The Australian Army modified 1,612[50] Lithgow SMLE No. All our Enfield rifles are fully serviced, checked for correct head space & range tested if time permitting. 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. [citation needed] The Lee–Enfield No. For the No. 1 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. All numbers matching. It features a usable 6X zoom scope. 4 Mk I, because the Lithgow Small Arms Factory was producing the SMLE Mk III. 4 Mk. Whitaker Special BSA M47c No4T 7.62 Target Rifle. The Ekins Automatic Rifle was one of the numerous attempts to convert a Lee–Enfield SMLE to an automatic rifle. [49], The term "Jungle Carbine" was popularised in the 1950s by the Santa Fe Arms Corporation, a U.S. importer who refurbished many surplus rifles, converting many of the No. A very nice example Australian SMLE No. 2A Ishapore Front End For Enfield Rifle. 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. 5 Mk I as a "Jungle Carbine". 6 Mk I never entered full production and examples are rare and valuable to collectors. Despite this, the British learned from the results of the L8 test program and used them in successfully converting their stocks of No. [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. These are called Mk IV Cond., with various asterisks denoting subtypes. History: The well-known Lee-Enfield rifle began its service with the British Army in 1895 and ran into some 27 different models before being replaced by a self-loader in 1957. 3. Initially, rifles were converted from obsolete Magazine Lee–Metford and Magazine Lee–Enfield rifles[57][58] but from the First World War onwards SMLE rifles were used instead. [47] The No. 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. [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. Khyber Pass Copy rifles cannot generally stand up to the pressures generated by modern commercial ammunition,[93] and are generally considered unsafe to fire under any circumstances.[13]. Then, the work was assigned to Holland & Holland, the famous British sporting gun manufacturers, which converted about 23,000 No. 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". Its Axis equivalent is the K98Kand K98KSniper. The SMLE Mk V (later Rifle No. Welcome to the online home of LERA, the Lee Enfield Rifle Association. £950.00. 1 Mk V rifles were manufactured solely by R.S.A.F. They were then known by the designation Telescope Straight, Sighting L1A1. 1 MK 3, No. The rear "battle sight" was ground off to make room to attach the No. A conversion specification of No.1 rifles to L59A2 Drill Purpose was also prepared but was abandoned due to the greater difficulty of machining involved and the negligible numbers still in the hands of cadet units. B1453 Front guard screw . Modern Warfare, Published by Mark Dartford, Marshall Cavendish (London) 1985. How the experts tuned Lee Enfields; 215 pages/365 images. The stock and fore end was marked with broad white painted bands and the letters "DP" for easy identification. 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. 3) in 1944 which had a improved field of view of 8 degrees 30 minutes. 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. [97] The CIA's Operation Cyclone provided hundreds of thousands of Enfields to the Mujahideen, funneling them through Pakistan's ISI. [16] Some straight-pull bolt-action rifles were thought faster, but lacked the simplicity, reliability, and generous magazine capacity of the Lee–Enfield. 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. [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. Seller: CAALEX . 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. British / Australia Short Lee Enfield I rifle in.303 calibre, officially converted to an EY rifle. III* (HT). Only SMLE Mk III* rifles are known to have been assembled under this program. The receiver-mounted rear sights and magazine cutoff were also present and 1,025 units were produced in the 1930 period.[37]. Default | Name Up | Name Down | Price Up | Price Down. RFI stands for "Rifle Factory, Ishapore", denoting a rifle made after the Partition of India in 1947. It was never an official military designation but British and Commonwealth troops serving in the Burmese and Pacific theatres during World War II had been known to unofficially refer to the No. 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. 4 MK … 1944–present (produced 1944–1947) BSA-Shirley produced 81,329 rifles and ROF Fazakerley 169,807 rifles. I Mk III in.303 calibre. 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. 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. 4s. 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. [38] The No. The action features helical locking surfaces (the technical term is interrupted threading). I* (T) sniper rifles were converted to this new calibre and designated L42A1. In British service, the No. Real Lee Enfield Accuracy . 3. The bolt has a relatively short bolt throw and features rear-mounted lugs and the bolt operating handle places the bolt knob just rearwards of the trigger at a favourable ergonomic position close to the operator's hand. Attempts were made to find a cooler-burning propellant but further trials were halted in 1914 by the onset of the First World War. 4 action was similar to the No.1 Mk VI but stronger and easier to mass-produce. £5.00 postage. Lee Enfield Rifles. 4 rifles and were designated No. For example, BSA Shirley is denoted by M47C, ROF(M) is often simply stamped "M", and BSA is simply stamped "B". (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. PARTS FOR THIS RIFLE CAN NOT BE SUPPLIED TO CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE OF THE UK. 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. Lee Enfield Spares. [14] Total production of all Lee–Enfields is estimated at over 17 million rifles.[7]. The Howard Francis Self-Loading Carbine was a conversion of a No. [13], During both World Wars and the Korean War, a number of Lee–Enfield rifles were modified for use as sniper rifles. 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. Lee Enfield Number 4 Mk2 .303 1953. 4 Mk IV, sfn error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFWilson2007 (, sfn error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFSkennerton2001 (. Shortly after the Sino-Indian War of 1962, India decided to upgrade their aging Enfield ...Click for more info. Other distinctive features include a nose cap screw was slotted for the width of a coin for easy removal, a safety lever on the left side of the receiver was slightly modified with a unique angular groove pattern, and the two-piece hand guard being extended from the nose cap to the receiver, omitting the barrel mounted leaf sight. I blade bayonet which had a large muzzle ring to fit over the flash hider. The rifle was also equipped with a detachable sheet-steel, 10-round, double-column magazine, a very modern development in its day. In Jordan, the Lee–Enfield was in use with the Police and Gendarmerie until 1971, and with the Armed Forces until 1965. [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. GI#: 101549179. [77] The appearance of the L8 series rifles were no different from the original No. [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). The Lee–Enfield rifle was derived from the earlier Lee–Metford, a mechanically similar black-powder rifle, which combined James Paris Lee's rear-locking bolt system that had a barrel featuring rifling designed by William Ellis Metford. 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. An alternative developed during this period was to be used on the No. SMLE rifle BUTT STOCK Lee Enfield original Canadian with C broad arrow stamp & P. This is an original WW2 era SMLE BUTT STOCK made in Canada by Longbranch. 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. [21], A shorter and lighter version of the original MLE—the Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee–Enfield or SMLE (sometimes spoken as "Smelly", rather than S, M, L, E)[13]—was introduced on 1 January 1904. 4 Mk I and No. In the early 1930s, a batch of 2,500 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. APEX Gun Parts is your source for hard to find gun parts, parts kits, and accessories. This model was adopted in … Despite a rubber butt-pad, the .303 round produced excessive recoil due to the shorter barrel. Each No. 6, Mk I[48] was also developed, using an SMLE MK III* as a starting point (as opposed to the No. 4 Mk IV was designed with the modern shooter in mind, and has the ability to mount a telescopic sight without drilling and tapping the receiver. The primary distinguishing feature of the No. Lee Enfield No4 mk1* Longbranch 1942 .303 Submachine Guns. The No. 8 and Rifle, No. 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. 1 Mk. I/L bayonet, which has a rotating handle and a large ring on the cross-guard was not for the No. It was introduced in service in the 1970s. Although the .276 Enfield had better ballistics, troop trials in 1913 revealed problems including excessive recoil, muzzle flash, barrel wear and overheating. 5 Mk I). This means that final head space is not achieved until the bolt handle is turned down all the way. 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. The majority of these spares will also be correct for other rifles in this series - the No.5 Jungle Carbine (but see seperate sub section for these), the 7.62mm NATO chambered L39A1 Target Rifle, L42A1 Sniper Rifle and the Enfield Envoy and Enforcer. Please note that the mounting screws are not included. The Lee-Enfield Rifle may have been taken out of military service as a main battle rifle by the British decades ago, but it could be found in the hands of the Canadian Rangers until as recently as 2014. I introduced in 1942, the Mk. The Lee–Enfield was the standard issue weapon to rifle companies of the British Army and other Commonwealth nations in both the First and Second World Wars (these Commonwealth nations included Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India and South Africa, among others). Make Lee Enfield. 1903 – Lee Enfield No1 and No1 Mk3 bayonet. [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. [104][105] (For more information see Gun politics in the United Kingdom and Gun politics in Australia. Lee Enfield. 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. Model No4 Mk1* Longbranch. STAR 9mm Sub machine gun EU20/UK Spec. 4 Mk I* in 1942, with the bolt release catch replaced by a simpler notch on the bolt track of the rifle's receiver. Calibre.303. The noise generated from firing the Enfield has earned it the title "Dinner Bell": firing it will gain the attention of many zombies within a large radius. 4 SMLE (Short, Magazine, Lee Enfield) is the most sought after, because the overall quality was better than the later produced MK II and MK III … By the late 1930s, the need for new rifles grew and the Rifle, No. Mk III, Lithgow 1942. The products were marketed under alliterative names e.g. 32 MKI Telescope, “This detailed reproduction of the No. [88], The Brisbane-based Australian International Arms also manufactured a modern reproduction of the No. Unmodified muskets require handloading of ammunition, as the .410 Indian Musket cartridge was not commercially distributed and does not appear to have been manufactured since the 1950s. [9] Both underwent a minor upgrade series in 1899 (the omission of the cleaning / clearing rod), becoming the Mk I*. 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. They are also still seen in the hands of Pakistani and Bangladeshi second-line and police units. 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. £30.00. I (T) and No. The .303 caliber Lee-Enfield rifle, November 1895,usually called the Magazine Lee-Enfield, or MLE. The magazine cutoff was also reintroduced and an additional band was added near the muzzle for additional strength during bayonet use. 4 Mk I* and No. The Indian Army phased them out in 1990-92, being replaced by AKM-type rifles; see Indo-Russia Rifles. [45] The No. Lee-Enfield rifle 303 No.4 Mark 1. Brabantia Nostra. The resulting weapon, designed by W.G. Chambered in .303 British – 7.7mm – it produced dozens of variants over the years, which include the SMLE (Short magazine Lee Enfield), No. [17][18], The Lee–Enfield was adapted to fire the .303 British service cartridge, a rimmed, high-powered rifle round. 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. Some were later modified with special adaptors to enable magazine loading. [9][10] The WWI versions are often referred to as the "SMLE", which is short for the common "Short, Magazine, Lee–Enfield" variant. Contact Simon Pemberton on Mobile 07952 119609 or Email: highwoodclassicarms@hotmail.co.uk. B1660 No4 Saftey catch … The Holland & Holland conversions usually have the contractor code "S51" on the underside of the buttstock. (The Pattern 1914 became the Rifle No. [52] The telescopic sight had a field of view of 8 degrees 20 minutes and featured a bullet drop compensation range drum on top of the sight graduated in 50 yards (45.7 m) increments from 0 to 1,000 yards (914 m). 7, Rifle, No. Lee Enfield bayonet Type 1903 – Top 2 1903, Bottom 1903 converted from 1888. 4 Mk I was officially adopted in 1941. No. 5 rifles served in Korea (as did the No.1 Mk III* SMLE and sniper 'T' variants, mostly with Australian troops). 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No4 Enfield Rifle Spares - Firearm Spares. [10] The Lee bolt-action and 10-round magazine capacity enabled a well-trained rifleman to perform the "mad minute" firing 20 to 30 aimed rounds in 60 seconds, making the Lee–Enfield the fastest military bolt-action rifle of the day. 4 Mk I/3. CIA officer Gust Avrakotos later arranged for the Egyptian Ministry of Defence to set up production lines of Enfield .303 ammunition specifically for the conflict. [73] 303/25 calibre sporterised SMLEs are very common in Australia today, although ammunition for them has been very scarce since the 1980s. The 2A/2A1 rifles are not conversions of .303 calibre SMLE Mk III* rifles. [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. The new rifle also incorporated a charger loading system,[23] another innovation borrowed from the Mauser rifle and is notably different from the fixed "bridge" that later became the standard, being a charger clip (stripper clip) guide on the face of the bolt head. Mechanism Bolt Action. Rather, they are newly manufactured firearms and are not technically chambered for commercial .308 Winchester ammunition. These unusual rifles have something of a mysterious service history, but represent a missing link in SMLE development. 1 Mk V is the rear aperture sight. Note 2: Savage-made Lee–Enfield No. The British military switched over to the 7.62×51mm NATO round in the 1950s; starting in 1970, over 1,000 of the No. When firing scoped in, the player must unscope to work the bolt. Serial numbers below 6000 were for civilian sale, serial numbers 6000 and higher were built under contract to the Canadian government. 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