For most of the 20th century, Lee-Enfield rifles were the backbone of the British army. The last British service Lee was the L42A1 sniping rifle. Built on the World War II No.4(T), the reliable and accurate L42A1 was retired in the early 1990s.
Today, the detachable box magazine is part of virtually every military rifle, but there was a time when it was just an idea in the fertile mind of inventor James Paris Lee. The Remington-Lee was America’s first military bolt-action with a detachable box magazine.
The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, Mk III is one of the iconic bolt-action battle rifles of the 20th century. Here's how it comes apart.
During World War II, the British military concluded that they needed a rifle shorter and lighter than the standard-issue No. 4. Thus was born the No. 5 "Jungle Carbine."
The guns being brought in from Ethiopia by Royal Tiger Imports represent one of the most important military-surplus finds in decades.
Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created one distinctly their own.