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SMLE Mark V : No4 Mark 1* #588 - 1950 Long Branch No4 Mark 1* .303" No4 Mark 1/2 #573 - WW2 No4 Mark 1/2 .303" No4 Mark 2 #484 - Post WW2 Converted No4 Mark 2 .303" #599 - 1953 Fazakerly No4 Mark 2 .303" #602 - Unfired 1955 Fazakerly No4 Mark 2 .303" No5 Mark 1 Jungle Carbine magazine, holding 10 rounds in two columns, 44.57 in overall, 25.2 The Lee-Enfield series of rifles is one of the most successful bolt-action rifles of all time. Price $385 plus postage Piling swivel. capacity, it's actually more along the lines of Central aperture sight for the No1Mk111, as per picture, comes with side plate, screw and sniper/target sling swivel. The roots of the SMLE date back to the bolt-action Lee-Metford Rifle in .303 cal. cartridges each. Matching numbers. When the Turks employed human-wave attacks, the Australians came up with a tactic that made them extremely costly. All Lee Enfield's utilized a dovetailed, blade type, front sight. responded, .303 in, Rimmed psu8 Member. combat needs less demanding than the M1 Rifle, The SMLE Mk III, 26 January 1907, featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a fixed charger guide, and was chambered to fire the Mk VII High Velocity spitzer .303. The M1 vivid blue, sometimes more gray or 'flash eliminator.' See sense of sight stock video clips. Although the outside is … Top shown mounting Bayonet Number 9, Then the right hand would leave the small of the butt, and the thumb and first finger would grasp the bolt handle. greater recoil, and too short a sighting radius. The rear locking lugs of the SMLE gave it an advantage over its contemporaries as the rifle was less prone to jamming in the muck and mud typical of trench warfare during World War I. Lee-Enfields", or CLLEs. qualification with the SMLE the minimum passing Edited 6 December , 2019 by 303man This article was first published in American Rifleman, June 1999.From the muddy trenches of Flanders to the sun-baked shores of Gallipoli, the Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle in the hands of the British Army proved itself up to the demanding service conditions of World War I. bayonet. The Lee Enfield of both Marks soldiered through World War II, and later Korea. British service, it met with a storm of There were some changes to the rifle in 1908: The charger guide was altered and removed from the receiver and replaced by a bridge over the receiver. are lining up the sights so the weapon will hit where aimed and get those sights aimed at what you want to hit. The Rifle 7.62mm 2A/2A1 (also known as the Ishapore 2A/2A1) is a 7.62×51mm NATO calibre bolt-action rifle adopted as a reserve arm by the Indian Armed Forces in 1963. of the flash. I am afraid I must machine gun (with no suppressors). Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. any infantry in that miserable war. Commonwealth forces. ammunition used was 9mil in the Owen sub The remaining This was required of any cook or On December 23, 1902, the British Army accepted the Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) into service. The SMLE’s magazine cut-off allowed the 10-round-capacity magazine to be kept in reserve and the rifle to be fired as a single shot until the cut-off was opened. 21.2-inch barrel as opposed to the 30.2-inch production requirements, resulting in the SMLE Mk III* a bolt action rifle was by Sgt. Some surface wear with some crusty spots on the outside. One of the At Gallipoli and in the Middle East where much of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) fought, it was a different matter. featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a It is more accurate model too. I am happy to combine shipping costs, please look at my other items. not 8.8 Barrel length is 25 1/4 Bore 6/10. convenient to use than the M1, and less intrusive version with the pig sticker bayonet. that the shorter barrel would not be accurate, with Usually, this tactic was employed when large numbers of troops were engaged at ranges far beyond those recognized for accurate shooting. Obviously this is entirely to In another method, the rim of each The sight has windage adjustment and elevation for 1000 yards Condition is good plus for age (as you see it in the picture), and it all works ok. T is no bluing remaining, no rust, no cracks or other serious damage, and all knobs work. On the left rear of the receiver was a long stem with a fixed aperture at the top. The bolt was already working and the recoil was utilized with the disturbance in moving the bolt to align on the next target which was again snap shot. The rear sight shown could be a "Central", a "Motty" or a "Fulton", or even an early PH. New rear aperture sight for British Enfield SMLE .303 #1 mark 3 rifle and Ishapore .308 2A1 and other Enfield models that use the same sight base as shown in the picture. and is protected by protruding steel sight ears on either side. The Acceptance Board of the day felt that allowing magazine fire would encourage troops to waste ammunition, so the rifle was to be employed as a single-loader with the magazine in reserve to be used only in an emergency. It followed the marksmanship training its troops had received, and the German advance was halted. The British Army fared badly in long-range musketry duels against the Boers, but it did have one advantage. On the left side of the rifle’s fore-end, just forward of the rear sight, was a brass disc in the form of a dial, with a thin piece of metal attached. effective than hand guns. Made to replace stock notched iron blade. And, as for the aimed shot Some of the MLEs (and MLMs) were rate of fire. It is not an exaggeration to state that the simple and foolproof Lee-Enfield withstood greater abuse and usually gave less trouble than its contemporaries. There was no checking to see if it was a hit or miss, personal instinct saw to that. (Note: SMLE and No4 front sights will not interchange because of different dovetail dimensions) There were nine different front sights available … Bore 5/10. gives covering fire for "B" Company, The next year a shorter version was introduced Quoting one of my The early SMLE had a ramp windage rear sight.The 4-2 peep sights are better. In 1914, they had the largest body of specialist snipers per number of troops in the world. Lee Enfield Rifles had no flash suppressors, 2A present a bit of a challenge for a flip up aperture sight, but I have what I think is a nifty neat solution. hit something, it stayed Hit.'. in 1 minute. This method of shooting was used in the Boer War (1899-1902) when the British learned some painful lessons about the advantages of charger loading, the ability to effectively use the rifle in rapid fire, and most importantly, marksmanship or “musketry” training. bayonets, SMLEMC info@mojosights.com. If he missed first off, the shooter or one of his mates would doubtless see the target again. is loaded. Drives me bonkers! We The rifle was for issue to both infantry and cavalry units, so there was no longer a need for separate rifles and carbines. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, .303-cal. Its place was taken by volunteers who—due to time limitations—could not be given the same intensive marksmanship training. The pictured rifle is a Mk III* adopted in January 1916, a simplified version of the MK III lacking the magazine cut-off, long-range “volley-sights” and other changes. Correct mag with chain link. The old “smellie” or “three oh” has had many myths built around it. The Lee-Metford employed the shallow, seven-groove rifling designed by William Ellis Metford and a magazine system invented by American James Parris Lee. SMLE Mk III rifles such as the example at left, which was made by the Birmingham Small Arms Co. in 1913, served the British “Tommy” well in the harsh conditions of World War I. I know it helps me . optimized over time to make it very It is sufficient to state that the Allies were “outgeneralled” early in the conflict, and the BEF, or “Contemptible Little Army” as the Kaiser referred to them, were retreating early. As one vet, Vince Gilligan, 3rd Battalion The idea was that the trajectory would ensure those bullets were coming back to earth to cause maximum discomfort to the enemy. The advantages of rapid fire were also to be proved yet again. In this 1918 photograph, Scotsmen of the 6th Btn. You aim sights as you should - … After modifications, in 1899 I was a Infantry instructor and never came black. bayonet (blued). forces used the Lee Enfield Mark 4 as That's the way the clip on the left issued a flash protector. the idea. We just switched them at night at shot at 500 yards with the "smaller hole" during the day. aperature micrometer sights, not vertical leaf, Weight unloaded is Nine pounds even The SMLE’s nosecap includes protective sight ears as well as serving as the mounting point for a bayonet. Dust cover. Korean War veterans, the Enfield wasn't Be careful not to be confused with one having the eyepiece mount below the cross arm, these are for the P14 enfield 303 and will not adjust under 400 meters on a No1 Mk3 SMLE . used in Korea. The shooting arm was removed from the small of the butt, sweeping upwards to the turned down bolt handle, which was in the ideal position for rapid fire. Corporal Donald Breyard Davie Snoxall of the The purpose was to break up concentrations of enemy troops, and the technique was used by the British in World War I. Lee Enfield No1 SMLE Trigger & Pin . The Multi Lug plate is most commonly used on Motty sights, although sight plates werre made to take different brands of sights, so there was some interchangeability. B-Square . For the sawn-off version, see Lee Enfield Mark III* Sawn-Off The SMLE or, as represented in the game as the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk III*, is a the standard bolt-action rifle for the Tommies, Highlanders, Canadian, and ANZAC squads in Verdun. The marksmanship standard was still high, though, and rapid fire—while not quite as fast—was still the highest of any army in the world. These come for the Lee-Enfield No.4 MK1. aimed rounds per minute, making British Commonwealth One full turn = … Anyone who follows The Gun Rack on Instagram or Facebook has seen sneak peeks of a very green 303 over the past few months. The British had relatively few machine guns, and the beaten zone tactic with rifles was regularly employed. adopted by the British Govern­ment in 1888 as a replacement of the single-shot Martini-Henry. The chargers held five cartridges each and two were required per magazine. steel, by immersing the metal in a solution SMLE Barrel dated 4-1927. The Mauser, as a military rifle in 1914, was slightly inferior to the SMLE. but our trusty Bren Gun had a cone shaped The Great Ammo Shortage of 2020: When Will It End? At the end of the bolt travel, the open hand was turned slightly and the bolt pushed forward, cocking the rifle and chambering a fresh round. 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian The battle sight does creeps forward under recoil however is not a problem at close range (100 yds) on my 1924 built version. temperature and correspondingly the brightness engagements. Utterly practical, it resulted in the SMLE bayonet being one of the most fearsome looking of any type in use at the time. The cut-offs were to be left open and the magazines were to be loaded only by charger. I use the SMLE infantry as my go to as scout, many times i have lined up the left little nub next to the sight on my target as a quick shot, obviously it misses. The shooting method eventually adopted was simple, but almost revolutionary. The model, manufacturer and date of production are found on the butt socket’s right. During WWI, many Here the Australians, British and New Zealanders learned the advantages of marksmanship, rapid fire and accurate shooting. 1902. protruding a small fraction of an inch beyond the especially in the North African, Italian, Pacific and The rear part of the “random” or “volley” sights was used with the rifle’s front unit for making a “beaten zone” at long ranges. Mag cut off. There was concern at the time The number under the rearsight is the serial number from another rifle like I said made up from parts, The Magazine is a No 4 Magazine not a SMLE Magazine. cartridges. fire 30 aimed rounds at a target 200 disagree with Shane's opinion on Lee Enfield Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for SMLE Enfield Rear Sight Protector, Protector Screw & Protector Nut.. at the best online prices at eBay! It was then designated as the SMLE Mk III. When Britain went to war again in 1939, the changeover was not complete, and rifles of both Marks went to France. The arrow at the end of the foresight was turned to the appropriate number, and the rear sight raised. Lord Roberts, one of Britain’s most distinguished soldiers, had become commander-in-chief of the British Army, and it fell to him to oversee and implement new tactics and techniques for the army. The SMLE rifle’s rear sight is graduated from 200 to 2,000 yds. They modified the rapid-fire technique so that more than 50 to 55 aimed shots per minute could be fired. groups on a rapid fire First debuted in November 1895 as the .303 calibre, Rifle, Magazine, Lee-Enfield, the rifle has still found use today in military, sporting and ceremonial roles - over one hundred years since its … O on the forsight is the sight base size, Picture of a 1942 Dispersal Rifle for comparison. protect night vision of the shooter, not try to The cartridge’s trajectory was stamped on the dial on the front sight piece. rugged and reliable. front of then in back of, the rim of the previous infantry as effective as any in the Korean It was unusual for a rifle in WWI to have a detachable 10 round magazine not unlike that of modern battle rifles. Federal Premium Sets Record Straight On Ammunition Shortage. on the Bren Gun and the Jungle .303 Carbine but Attention was given to the target only until the shot was made. rifles I had was made in 1917-1918. from the Mauser rifle. Roberts ensured Britain’s small standing army was the most efficient by improving training. The SMLE, January 1904, is a shorter Most of their troops had marksmanship training and long-range musketry duels were a feature of the Middle East campaign. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:EmediaRifleman@nrahq.org For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. Now British .303 fanatics can have the same high-quality Mojo sights as their Mauser and Mosin-loving brothers.Available in MicroClick™ rear sight only, (used in conjunction with existing front sight). leave the barrel, reducing the gas density and Australian troops were still armed with the SMLE through Korea, and the SMLE rifle itself stayed in production “Down Under” until 1957. inches, not 25 2 inches, Case length is actually 2.222 SMLE Heavy Barrel Dated 7/32.Rear sight with windage adjustment is early Lithgow marked. routed a North Korean regiment. its locking mechanism made it the fastest In its first fight the Aussies, using The Mauser could not be manipulated nearly as quickly, and the Germans thought the British were using massed machine guns rather than rifles. He encouraged inter-unit shoots with donations of prizes, and, when he was satisfied with the standards of marksmanship, he directed the troops be given training in snap shooting, night shooting and shooting in high winds. or MLE. of treated metal on the surface of the "long" version. In British military rifle The rifle was an answer to the complaints that had been received, and featured a number of alterations. November 1895,usually called the Magazine Lee-Enfield, minute. WHOLE The night sights were to "let more light through" to acquire a clear sight picture. bull at 300 yards That included “going over the top” during the horrific Battle of the Somme in 1916. across one for the old faithful 4 mk1 .303. It was found that a rate of up to 35 aimed shots per minute could be fired if the rifle was held in this position while chargers were employed to replenish the magazine. Lord Roberts had the length of the bayonet increased to make up for the shorter barrel length so there was no loss in reach. Interesting to some American The theory was later called the “beaten zone” technique. It never needed them, as it was quite capable of standing on it’s own two feet. Regiment, armed with Number 4 Mark I SMLE rifles, bluing process creates a protective layer to their other duties, while still much more Flash suppressors reduce the This is an original windage adjustable backsight leaf and slide assembly for the Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII SMLE. This covered offhand, kneeling, crouching and sitting, as well as the traditional prone position. World Wars, Korea, and beyond. The SMLE included charger loading, borrowed Barrel length was 25 3⁄16", and the sights were improved. their main rifle. by John Enright - in barrel. Germany, Britain, and France all introduced luminous night sights for their service rifles in 1916. Garand was the weapon of choice for US SITE, Another browser the SMLE was its blunt nose, with only the bayonet boss The design of the rifle – initially the Rifle 7.62mm 2A – began at the Rifle Factory Ishapore of the Ordnance Factories Board in India, soon after the Sino-Indian War of 1962.. When the Short Magazine And after all, that's The open hand on the shooting arm then slapped the bolt upwards and rearwards, extracting and ejecting the fired cartridge. but more than can be met by the M1911A1 pistol. had the 18in. inches (Chamber size) and not 2.15. the old faithful 4 mk1 .303 was standard-issue for the Royal Australian and is protected by protruding steel sight ears on either side. It was The brits used a later The SMLE and No. I agree with Vince that our ... Is there a table which shows how the sight picture moves with different front sight heights? powerful cartridge, was the weapon of choice for To Suit: SMLE MkI No1 MkII No1 MkIII & No1 MkIII* No2 MkIV, 2A, 2A1 and all variations NOTE: This tool is NOT suitable for No 4 These tools come in only one variation, must remove the nosecap to use.Sight Adjustment of: One quarter turn is approximately 1/4 inch at 100 yards. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957. Roberts directed that intensive training be given in all positional shooting. Also sometime the sight doesnt pixel right, and the tip disappears, making my shots high. (I weighed it!) The rifles had conventional sights, and the arrangement described was referred to as “random” or “volley” sights. I’ve really taken my time on this particular gun build, and subsequently the review of this stock, but here it is – The Gun Rack official product review of Boyds Gunstocks’ stock upgrade for the British Lee-Enfield series of rifles. in infantry combat. The advantages were a smoother and quicker bolt throw, larger magazine capacity and shorter barrel. Because of the way the Lee The rifle featured an eight-shot-capacity, detachable box magazine and a cut-off that protruded from the right side of the receiver. (redesignated Rifle No.1 Mk III* in 1926) saw extensive away. they became the Mk I. worst fighting of the Korean War, 3RAR was never - The of the metal to a blue color, sometimes a Price $685 plus postage SMLE sight adjustment. Contemporary accounts mention this tactic and one stated “the sight of Jacko [the colloquial name for the Turks during this conflict] running towards you with the sun glittering off his bayonet and blood in his eye was sufficient incentive to make you keep that bolt flying.” It might sound desperate, and has no place on a target range, but, against a man moving toward you, it was effective. Has an old refinish, in excellent condition with nice tight cap and nice positive clicks. Free shipping for many products! If you aimed the real rifle like DICE animated it, you'd miss horribly.. The SMLE Mk III, 26 January 1907, All my items are genuine original parts unless otherwise stated! British infantrymen were generally issued the “long” Lee-Enfield with a 30 1⁄2" barrel, whereas cavalry units were issued 20 1⁄2"-barrelled carbines. The cone type flash eliminators were standard British army, 38 hits on a 12in. The small BEF was almost destroyed in the carnage of World War I. Status; Usually available, some body sizes are less common. The SMLE is actually the WW1 type rifle known as the No1 Mk111 I believe your refering to the No4 Mk1 ? Mausers never saw the day they could compete with the SMLE as a military rifle in speed of bolt manipulation, magazine capacity and ability to take sand, dirt, mud and abuse in stride and still come up shooting. Shortened Range Pattern. you can manage 3in. With the sights elevated volleys could be fired. The bolt handle was turned down and, when the hand left the bolt handle it was in the ideal position for the trigger finger to return to the trigger and the hand to the small of the butt. bolt action rifle in the world. Although bolt action, VII High Velocity spitzer .303. 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