The Lee-Enfield No. 4 (T) represents possibly the most sought-after, and certainly the most-accurate, of the already much-lauded Lee-Enfield No. 4 line of rifles.
Joining Uberti's expansive lineup of reproduction guns in 2020 is the 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle. Check it out here.
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.
Uberti, with its Model 1885 Courteney Stalking Rifle, proves that a new-for-2020 rifle can reflect classic design, in the classic .303 British chambering no less, and still be noteworthy.
Faced with no ready source for sniping rifles during World War II, the Australians created one distinctly their own.
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.
In the 1860s, at the dawn of the self-contained metallic cartridge era, the military armsmakers of Great Britain and other major powers decided to alter existing muzzleloading rifle-muskets into breechloaders. Reasons included saving production costs and buying time to permit experimentation.