Australia’s Lee-Enfield 'Jungle Rifles'
While the British No. 5 Lee-Enfield “Jungle Carbines” are well-known guns, the Australian No. 1-based jungle rifles have languished in obscurity. They never went beyond the trials phase and are commonly faked. Here’s the real story on what are likely the rarest versions of the World War II Lee-Enfield.
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 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.
SHOT Show 2018: Lithgow LA105 Woomera Rifle
The LA105 Woomera (an Australian Aboriginal word for “spear thrower”) from Lithgow Arms evolved out of advice from Australian and U.S. military snipers.
Restoring a “Commonwealth Garand”: The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield
See how one enthusiast accomplished his restoration of a WWII-era Lithgow Arms Short Magazine Lee Enfield.
Video: Lithgow Arms Bullpup Rifle
American Rifleman's Brian Sheetz got a first look at the Lithgow Arms bullpup, a highly modified spinoff of the Austrian Steyr AUG that serves the military Down Under.