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The L42A1: A Sniper Rifle To Remember

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.

An Enfield Destroyed: The Impact of British Gun Laws

Our author saw the destruction of one veteran's Lee-Enfield No. 4 (T) sniper rifle, a victim of Great Britain's inane gun laws.

Exploded View: Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

The No. 4 Mk I Lee-Enfield made up the bulk of rifles used by British soldiers during World War II. Here's some background and disassembly tips.

WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

Exploded View: Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, Mk III

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.

Book Review: 'Carvings from the Veldt: Part Three'

In this book review, we take a look at "Carvings from the Veldt: Part Three" by David C. George detailing the carving found on Boer-era firearms.

Book Review: 'Carvings from the Veldt: Part Two'

In this book review we take a look at "Carvings from the Veldt: Part Two" by David C. George detailing the carving found on Boer era firearms.

Lee-Enfield No. 5 'Jungle Carbine:' An Exploded View

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."

Top 10 Infantry Rifles of All Time

Chosen through staff votes, these top 10 infantry rifles of all time were picked due to innovation, effectiveness, service life, impact on history and small-arms development.

The Lithgow SMLE Sniper Rifle In Korea: Pvt. Ian Robertson at Hill 614

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.

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