British Enfield Rifles, Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles, Vol. 2 (For Collectors Only)
At the start of World War II, Great Britain was badly under armed. The disastrous campaigns in France in 1940 which resulted in the massive evacuation under fire of British and Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk and Calais further depleted her inventory of arms. Massive shipments of military arms from the U.S. Government and sporting arms from private American citizens helped to ease the situation somewhat, but it was the amazing production program that the British had put into effect as early as September 1939 that saved the British Army. In the first few years of the war, the tired old Lee-Enfield Mk I and Mk III carried the brunt of infantry fighting. Most of these rifles had been built before 1918 and were wearing out quickly. In the 1920s, the British army had begun development of a new, easier-to-manufacture version of the bolt action Lee-Enfield. The result was the Mk V with its receiver sight and stiffer barrel. Some 20,000 were produced for trials but then the labor governments of the late 1920s and early 1930s saw no reason to continue the development of armaments. Hadn't the League of Nations promised to settle all future international disputes? But in 1939, as Hitler's Germany was crushing Poland, a crash development program was instituted to put the Mk V Enfie...
- ASIN: 1882391241
British Enfield Rifles, Vol. 1, SMLE (No.1) Mk I and Mk III (Internet Workshop Series) (For collectors only)
The SMLE rifle of the British military forces was in continuous front line use for more than seventy years and is still found in daily use in the arsenal of many military and police organizations around the world. It was one of the most rugged and trouble-free military rifles developed during early 20th century and served in every one of the British Empire's military actions from India's Northwest Frontier to the colonial wars of the 1950s and 1960s. The SMLE underwent many changes during its years of production in dozens of factories and arsenals in Great Britain, Canada, India, Australia and South Africa. Determining where a particular SMLE was made is often subordinate to attempting to figure out which model and variation of rifle one has. The British developed a very systematic way of accounting for models and design changes but one which can be quite puzzling. Briefly, models are "marks," abbreviated, "Mk." Major changes to that model, or mark, are listed by Roman numerals, i.e., SMLE Mk I or Mk III. Minor changes to that model are listed by the addition on an asterisk, "*". In the mid-1930s, a new system of model designation was introduced. The SMLE Mk III became the "No. 1 (but of course, the rifles, all made before the change continued to carry the original designation st...
- ASIN: 1882391160
British Enfield Rifles, Vol. 4, Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model of 1917
Charles R. Stratton continues his very successful series on British military rifles with the little known but widely available Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model of 1917 Rifles. Often called the American Enfield, the Pattern 1914 in .303 caliber was the only British military rifle ever built wholly in the United States even though it was designed by the engineers at Enfield Arsenal, in England. The U.S. Model 1917 was the same rifle, but rechambered for the American .30-06 cartridge. Over 1.2 million Pattern 1914 rifles and 2.5 million Model 1917 rifles were built during World War I by three American companies, Winchester, Remington and Eddystone. More American soldiers, including Sergeant Alvin York, were armed with the Model 1917 Enfield than with the Model 1903 Springfield. The demand for this book has been so great that the author and publisher decided to skip over Volume 3 The Long Lee Rifle and Its Conversions for the time being. Volume 4, The Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model of 1917 Rifles is being published out of sequence to meet this demand. The Model 1917 Enfield has long been a favorite American collectible. Over the years, it has been sporterized for hunting and restored for collecting by thousands of shooters. Parts are commonly available and many P-14 parts are interchangeable...
- ASIN: 8823991382
A GUIDE TO THE LEE ENFIELD .303 RIFLE No. 1, S.M.L.E MARKS III & III* & No. 4 MK. 1, MK. 1*, MK. 2 & No. 5: DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY GUIDE
A guide to the Lee Enfield .303 RIFLE No. 1, S.M.L.E Marks III & III* & No. 4 MK. 1, MK. 1*, MK. 2 & No. 5 Rifle Jungle Carbine. Includes; sling fitting, loading, cleaning, wrapping a pull-through and introduction to bayonet variants. With a brief history and a full step by step photographic guide to disassembly of the rifles. This is a combination of two of my previous books on the Lee Enfield. They are reproduced here in their original form, so there will be some slight overlapping in the information contained within.
- ASIN: 1973315793
.303 British Rifle No. 4 Assembly, Disassembly Manual
Ideal workshop reference for stripping & assembly with exploded parts drawings, specifications, service accessories, historical information and recommended reading references. And ideal workbook for shooters and collectors alike. The binding is triple saddle-stitched with a durable plastic laminated cover.
- ASIN: 0949749680
The Lee-Enfield: A Century of Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield Rifled and Carbines by Ian D. Skennerton (2007-08-01)
- ASIN: 0949749826
The 2012 Complete Book on Lee Enfield Accurizing B&W
At last, a comprehensive look at the accurizing techniques that made the venerable Lee Enfield military rifle into a world famous target rifle. The accurizing methods, both old and almost forgotten, and the brand new concepts, are explored in detail. All the measurements(200 pg, images 365), and step by step instructions you'll ever need to accurize your own rifle, whether for strictly 'as issued' condition or highly modified, are all provided. This book is strong on the practical, and will suit those new to Lee Enfields and all but the most expert shooter.
- ASIN: 1471603113
The Lee Enfield Number One Rifles (British firearms)
This is the story of the rifles used by the British soldier during World War I -- the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield. The book shows full-length views of rifles, closeups of actions, and parts of all Number 1 series rifles. It also provides a general history of the series, with chapters on each mark, ranging from the Mark I through the Mark VI. Models converted from earlier rifles also are included.
- Brand: Brand: Excalibur Pubns
- ASIN: 1880677016
The Lee-Enfield Rifle (Weapon)
The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognizable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today, notably by the Taliban in Afghanistan; it is estimated that 17 million have been produced. The Lee-Enfield featured an innovative detachable ten-round magazine; this large capacity, together with the weapon's revolutionary bolt-action operation, made it possible for well-drilled shooters to fire 20 to 30 rounds in 60 seconds (the 'mad minute'). This extraordinary speed gave rise to mistaken German reports of being opposed by massed machine guns in 1914. The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE), introduced in 1903, set a new precedent in military rifles, being neither a carbine nor a full-length rifle but an ingenious compromise that was soon copied by other countries.The Lee-Enfield equipped British, Commonwealth and other forces throughout the world wars and well into the 1960s, giving excellent service in every kind of terrain and weather. Soldier's recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate (it was know...
- Brand: Osprey
- ASIN: 1849087881
A GUIDE TO THE LEE ENFIELD .303 RIFLE No. 4 MK. 1, MK. 1*, MK. 2 & No. 5 RIFLE: A DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY GUIDE
Lee Enfield rifle, a guide to the .303 RIFLE No. 4 MK. 1, MK. 1*, MK. 2 & No. 5 Rifle Jungle Carbine. (Note: Digital download is with colour pages, printed book has black&white pages, but extended to include; sling fitting, loading, cleaning, wrapping a pull-through and introduction to bayonet variants.) Both with a brief history and a full step by step photographic guide to disassembly of the rifle. A further book is available covering the .303 No.1, S.M.L.E Marks III & III*.
- ASIN: 1521138001
The Lee Enfield Number Four Rifles (British firearms)
This detailed look at the Number 4 series of rifles, used by British soldiers from World War II to Korea, is full of photos and illustrations showing full-length views of rifles, closeups of actions, and various parts. The book provides a general history of the series, with chapters on the various marks, plus the Number 4 Mark 1(T) sniper rifle. Sniper instructions and No. 32 telescope sight details also are included in the book. 30 photograhps, 18 illustrations.
- Brand: Brand: Excalibur Pubns
- ASIN: 1880677008
The Lee Enfield Performance Tuning Manual: Gunsmithing tips for modifying your No1 and No4 Lee Enfield rifles
This book takes the reader through 186 pages and loads of photos of accurizing the classic Lee Enfield battle rifle from A-Z.Learn about:History of how the rifle came about! How to purchase and what to look for in a Lee Enfield! Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing! Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts! Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning! How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing! How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle! Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle! Trouble shooting for your Lee Enfield! Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your Lee Enfield!This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home.This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical or surplus, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ sho...
- ASIN: 1980403678
British Enfield Rifles, Vol. 4, the Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model 1917 Enfield Rifles
At the start of World War I Great Britain was woefully short of small arms of all types. The American firms of Remington Arms and Winchester were asked to supply 1.1 million rifle according to a new pattern established in 1914. When the United States entered the war in 1917, the U.S. government took over the contracts. The caliber was changed from the British .303 to the U.S. .30-06 and 3.7 million U.S. Model 1917 Enfield rifles were produced. The M1917 proved to be one of the most reliable and accurate bolt action rifles ever developed. Sgt. Alvin York was armed with a M1917 Enfield and a Colt Government .45 ACP pistol when he captured most of a battalion of German troops in France. Both the British P-14 and the U.S. Model 1917 Enfield served well into World War II with Allied Forces from Russia to China. This book provides a part-by-part description of both of these famed rifles. Collectors will find all the codes, markings, finishes and other information needed to determine originality and even service units. The book is well illustrated with line drawings of parts and photographs of complete rifles, telescopic sights and other important parts. This is volume four in a five volume series on the British Enfield Rifle.
- Brand: Brand: North Cape Publications Inc
- ASIN: 1882391292
.577 Snider-enfield Rifles & Carbines; British Service Longarms, 1866-c.1880.
The definitive study of Britain's first breech-loading rifle, at first converted from Enfield muskets, then newly made with Mk III breech. The trials, development, rifle and carbine models are detailed; new information along with descriptions of the cartridges. 240 pp plus 8 colour plates, 100 illustrations. Marking Ribbon.
- ASIN: 0949749478
The British Service Lee: Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines 1880-1980
Dust cover in good shape except for a tear on the back, some writing on inside front, otherwise good
- ASIN: 095974388X
A GUIDE TO THE LEE ENFIELD .303 RIFLE No. 1, S.M.L.E MARKS III & III*: DIS-ASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY GUIDE (Military Firearms)
Lee Enfield rifle, a guide to the .303 Rifle No.1, S.M.L.E Marks III & III*. (Note: Digital download is with colour pages, printed book has black & white pages) books include; sling fitting, loading, cleaning, wrapping a pull-through and introduction to bayonet variants.) Both books have a brief history and a full step by step photographic guide to disassembly and reassembly of the rifle. I have a further book covering the disassembly and assembly of the .303 Rifle No.4 Mk, 1, Mk1*, Mk. 2 & No.5 Jungle Carbine. And further books in the pipeline covering accessories of the S.M.L.E & No. 4, tips on accuracy & .303 ammunition
- ASIN: 1520495609
American Enfield, U.S. RIFLE .30 Model 1917 and .303 BRITISH Pattern 1914 Assembly, Disassembly Manual
The ideal workshop guide for stripping & assembly with exploded parts drawings, specifications, accessories and historical information. Ideal for shooter and collector alike. Soft cover, 8½ x 5½ in., 36 pp, with over 80 photo & line drawing illustrations. Triple saddle-stitched binding with a durable plastic laminated cover.
- ASIN: 0949749516
British Enfield Rifles, Vol. 4, the Pattern 1914 and U.S. Model 1917 Enfield Rifles (Vol 4) (For Collector's Only)
At the start of World War I Great Britain was woefully short of small arms of all types.The American firms of Remington Arms and Winchester were asked to supply 1.1 million rifle according to a new pattern established in 1914. When the United States entered the war in 1917, the U.S. government took over the contracts. The caliber was changed from the British .303 to the U.S. .30-06 and 3.7 million U.S. Model 1917 Enfield rifles were produced. The M1917 proved to be one of the most reliable and accurate bolt action rifles ever developed. Sgt. Alvin York was armed with a M1917 Enfield and a Colt Government .45 ACP pistol when he captured most of a battalion of German troops in France. Both the British P-14 and the U.S. Model 1917 Enfield served well into World War II with Allied Forces from Russia to China.This book provides a part-by-part description of both of these famed rifles. Collectors will find all the codes, markings, finishes and other information needed to determine originality and even service units. The book is well illustrated with line drawings of parts and photographs of complete rifles, telescopic sights and other important parts.This is volume four in a five volume series on the British Enfield Rifle.
- ASIN: B005PY2EBY
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Lee Enfield SMLE MKIII
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Pro Tips: Inspecting a Lee-Enfield SMLE Rifle for Purchase
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