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."
Ian Robertson, a sniper with 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, relayed a story of the Australian SMLE sniper rifle in action during the Korean War.
Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created one distinctly their own.
See how one enthusiast accomplished his restoration of a WWII-era Lithgow Arms Short Magazine Lee Enfield.