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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.

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.

The Colt Mk III Lawman: A Forgotten Revolver

Colt introduces its Mk III series of revolvers, and the best-known of them is the Trooper. However, the Lawman was forgotten and unfairly so.

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But he had American help—the M1911 pistol and the Lewis light machine gun.

NRA Gun of the Week: Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III

The Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III was the main British infantry rifle of the Great War. Learn more about this iconic 1913 rifle in this week's NRA Gun of the Week video.

Lee-Enfield Rifle—Workhorse Of The British Empire

The .303-cal. Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle was fast to operate and up to the wretched conditions of the trenches. It was arguably the best combat rifle of World War I.

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