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'A Grisly Business:' Australia’s Lee-Enfield Sniper Rifle

Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created one distinctly their own.

Sale of Ishapore Lee-Enfields To Aid NRA-ILA

Century Arms has donated a collection of drill-purpose-marked No. 1 Mark III Lee-Enfield rifles to be sold with all proceeds benefiting NRA-ILA.

The Keefe Report: India Retires Its Last Lee-Enfields

Though most users of the SMLEs traded their bolt guns in long ago, the policemen of Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, turned in their Lee-Enfields in January 2020.

The Keefe Report: The Guns of '1917'

One of the biggest film releases of the year is Sam Mendes' WWI epic, "1917." How accurate is it? American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe loops us in.

A Look Back at the 1917 Enfield

The author takes a look back at one of the great guns of history.

Archives: Britain’s "New" Rifle

From the American Rifleman archives we learn about the No. 4 Mk I, which was developed when Britain had a limited budget and war was on the horizon.

The Keefe Report: The Guns of “They Shall Not Grow Old“

Director Peter Jackson, the man behind The recent film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings," decided to take on a project to gives voice to those British soldiers that fought in the Great War.

Irish Lewis Light Machine Guns in the United States

Col. Isaac Newton Lewis capitalized on the experimental drum-fed, air-cooled, McLean machine gun, developing a light machine gun that he hoped to sell to the U.S. government.

War in the Desert: The Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle

An army should never go to war without rifles to arm its soldiers. Yet that was what almost happened to the Union Defence Force of South Africa in 1914.

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But he had American help—the M1911 pistol and the Lewis light machine gun.

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