Enfield

Rifleman Q&A: Oddball Enfields

I was at a gun store and saw an Enfield No. 4 rifle that looked to be a pretty standard model to me, except it had a pointed stacking swivel. I have never seen one like this before and was wondering if you could tell me something about it. Is this some odd variant, or is it a common one that I have just never seen before?

Reviving An Enfield: RTI’s Imported No. 1, Mk III

In recent years RTI has gained interest for its haul of old surplus rifles from Ethiopia. Among these aging arms are some of the most under-appreciated manufactures of the British Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield, being the No.1, Mk III* rifles produced by Ishapore in India.

Favorite Firearms: A Lithgow No.1, Mk III* Lee-Enfield Club Rifle

My passion is collecting old British Lee-Enfield rifles. Reading books on Lee-Enfield rifles, investigating their proofmarks and regimental markings, and exploring their developmental history is all part of the fun.

The Men And Guns Of D-Day: Juno & Gold Beach

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television "The Men And Guns Of D-Day" to learn more about the Canadian and British troops who landed on Juno and Gold Beach, their stories and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

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.

Galilean Sniper Sights: How Well Did They Work?

The British used Galilean optical sights during World War I to even the odds against German snipers, but how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

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.

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