The Lee-Enfield Rifle

Martin Pegler Peter Dennis

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The Lee-Enfield Rifle

The Lee-Enfield Rifle By Martin Pegler Peter Dennis The Lee Enfield Rifle The Lee Enfield is one of the th century s most recognizable and longest serving military rifles It was adopted by the British Army in and only replaced by the L A SLR in even then a snip

  • Title: The Lee-Enfield Rifle
  • Author: Martin Pegler Peter Dennis
  • ISBN: 9781849087889
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lee-Enfield Rifle By Martin Pegler Peter Dennis The Lee Enfield is one of the 20th century s most recognizable and longest serving military rifles It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957 even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today, notablyThe Lee Enfield is one of the 20th century s most recognizable and longest serving military rifles It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957 even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today, notably by the Taliban in Afghanistan it is estimated that 17 million have been produced.The Lee Enfield featured an innovative detachable ten round magazine this large capacity, together with the weapon s revolutionary bolt action operation, made it possible for well drilled shooters to fire 20 to 30 rounds in 60 seconds the mad minute This extraordinary speed gave rise to mistaken German reports of being opposed by massed machine guns in 1914 The Short Magazine Lee Enfield SMLE , introduced in 1903, set a new precedent in military rifles, being neither a carbine nor a full length rifle but an ingenious compromise that was soon copied by other countries.The Lee Enfield equipped British, Commonwealth and other forces throughout the world wars and well into the 1960s, giving excellent service in every kind of terrain and weather Soldier s recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate it was known as the Smellie today it remains a very popular target rifle for competitive shooting, and modern copies are being manufactured to meet demand.Featuring first hand accounts, brand new full colour artwork and close up photographs, many in colour, this is the story of the Lee Enfield, the innovative, reliable and long lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and beyond.
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    1. Jim on said:

      This is a brief history of the Lee Enfield rifle and also an accounting of how well it served commonwealth and, surprisingly, US troops in the field So effective is this ancient arm that some small numbers are still being captured from Taliban fighters in the Middle East.Mr Pegler gets his message across clearly and effectively, and has seen to it that the pages are illustrated with diagrams, photos, and artwork that portray the practical use of this fine rifle Of course, with such a thin public [...]

    2. Chris on said:

      Very interesting and readable This book covers specifications and technical details as well as the practical effectiveness of the rifle in the field.

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