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 London Borough of Enfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The creature on the shield of the Enfield coat of arms is known in heraldry as an "Enfield" (or colloquially as the Enfield beast), and is used extensively as a logo representing Enfield, particularly by the borough council.
Enfield is served by the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground with stations at Arnos Grove, Southgate, Oakwood and Cockfosters.
Enfield was once a small market town on the edge of the forest about a day's travel north of London.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/London_Borough_of_Enfield   (640 words)

  
 Lee-Metford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lee Metford was produced commercially and used by civilian target shooters until the outbreak of World War I, as it was considered to be inherently more accurate than the Enfield pattern of rifling.
In addition Lee introduced a superior detachable box magazine to replace the common tube and integral box magazines in use with most repeaters, and this magazine offered greater capacity than the competing Mannlicher design.
The Lee-Metford was something of an anachronism, using a black powder-loaded rimmed.303 cartridge; most rifles of that time in a reduced caliber used smokeless powder, and the MLM was intended to make use of a smokeless cartridge, but this was not available when the Lee-Metford was designed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lee-Metford   (528 words)

  
 Lee-Enfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lee-Enfield was replaced in front-line service with the FN FAL-derived L1A1 SLR in 1955, although the Enfield continued for a few years as a training and drill weapon; those who undertook National Service trained with the Lee-Enfield.
There is a long tradition of the incorrect use of Lee Enfields in films; many First World War movies have German soldiers equipped with the No.4 Rifle, such as The Blue Max and Roger Corman's Richtofen and Brown.
Contributing to the total was the arsenal at Ishapore in India, which continued to produce the Enfield in both.303 and 7.62 mm (NATO) (the 2A1) until the 1980s, and the BSA factory at Shirley in Birmingham.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lee_Enfield   (3934 words)

  
 Lee-Enfield
Lee Enfields are still used by reserve and police forces in many Commonwealth countries India.
notch accuracy is very difficult to achieve the Lee Enfield design due to the chamber - designed primarily to work in conditions - the two part stock and bolt's rear locking lugs and thus the is overshadowed by derivatives of Paul Mauser's as a target shooting weapon.
The Lee Enfield Number One Rifles (British firearms)
www.freeglossary.com /Lee_Enfield   (1182 words)

  
 A Brief History of Enfield Rifles
A BRIEF HISTORY OF The "Enfield" in Lee-Enfield refers to the town of Enfield on the northern outskirts of London, where a government arms works was established in 1804 to assemble "Brown Bess" flintlock muskets.
The "Lee" in Lee-Enfield is James Paris Lee (1831-1904), a (Scottish-born) American arms inventor who designed, among other things, the box magazine that allowed for the development of bolt-action repeating rifles.
The “American Enfields” have been observed in Palestine in the 1960s, in Pakistan and Angola in the 1970s, and in Afghanistan in the 1980s; and sporterized P-14s and M1917s are currently used for hunting the world over.
www.webpages.uidaho.edu /~stratton/history.htm   (3551 words)

  
 Lee- Enfield Bolt-Action Rifle
The Lee-Enfield evoloved from the Lee-Metford rifle, and earlier black powder rifle which combined a locking bolt (designed by James Paris Lee) with a rifled barrel (designed by William Ellis Metford).
This solved the problem and the Lee-Enfield rifle was born.
The large magazine capacity of ten rounds allowed the trained soldier to fire 15 to 30 aimed shots per minute, making the Lee-Enfield the fastest bolt action rifle of the time.
www.62infantry.com /Weapons_Equipment/Lee_Enfield_Rifle.shtml   (669 words)

  
 IIID2a11a3.html
Rifle, Magazine, Lee Enfield Mark I. Adopted in November 1895, this rifle was the first to introduce the deep Enfield rifling rather than the shallower Metford rifling.
Externally, the Lee Enfield was identical to the Lee Metford.
Carbine, Magazine, Lee Enfield Mark I. Adopted in 1896, it was the same as the Lee Metford carbine except for the deeper rifling.
www.public.asu.edu /~roblewis/SMLE/IIID2a11a3.html   (2812 words)

  
 Wallaceburg and District Museum--Lee- Enfield Rifle
The rifle was produced in Enfield, England in 1888, thus the "Lee Enfield" name.
Lee claimed damages to the government, but was forced to close his shop.
Bullets were fired from the Lee Brothers Foundry across the Sydenham river into an oak tree hundreds of yards away.
www.kent.net /wallaceburg-museum/enfield.html   (554 words)

  
 Allied weapons of WW1
The.303 Lee Enfield rifle, introduced in 1895, was the main military service rifle of the British Empire and her Commonwealth countries for over 60 years, over this period of time it went through various upgrades and modifications.
This rifle, known as the Short Magazine Lee Enfield, or SMLE was still Britain's service rifle in 1939 and was not declared obsolete and officially replaced until 1941 with another Lee Enfield, the No 4 rifle.
The rifle originally introduced in 1895 was designed by James Paris Lee (1831-1904), a Scottish born firearms designer who worked chiefly in the USA and Canada.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/allied_ww1.htm   (948 words)

  
 3rd Brigade WW2 Reenactors - Lee Enfield
A modification of a Lee produced rifle, fitted with a detachable magazine, was accepted for use by the government in 1888.
The No.4 is easily distinguished from the earlier Enfield rifle by the muzzle cap, as the wood stock no longer extends to the end of the barrel.
The adoption of the Lee rifle also saw the transition from.450 caliber cartridge (as used in converted Sniders and the Martini-Henry) to the.303 caliber cartridge.
www.6th-airborne.org /le.html   (1466 words)

  
 Canadian Rangers - Standardizing on 7.62mm for Lee Enfield Rifles - CASR Modest Proposal
Designed in Britain, the bolt-action Lee Enfield was the standard rifle of the Canadian Army at the time, but that changed when the new 7.62 x 51mm NATO cartridge was adopted.
Lee Enfield rifles served Canada well through both World Wars.
C7 – but Enfields are also reliable under any conditions and have longer effective ranges than the C7 family.
www.sfu.ca /casr/mp-enfield.htm   (487 words)

  
 The .303 Rifle including Lee Enfield
Early Lee rifles are frequently found with a peculiar rotating arm halfway down the left hand side of the fore-end, and a flip-up peep sight affair on the left rear portion of the receiver.
I know that a Lee makes one of the word’s best knock-about general purpose rifles, and that cutting down the wooden fore-end makes the rifle lighter and handier, but I must admit to a preference for such rifles to be in original condition.
Experiments were made to convert the Lee to the new 7.62mm round, and while it was found that the S.M.L.E. generally would not pass proof firing with the higher pressure 7.62mm, the No.4 action was amply strong.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-weapons/303.htm   (6943 words)

  
 THE LEE ENFIELD RIFLE ASSOCIATION
The Lee Enfield Rifle Association (LERA) was formed in 1998 by a group enthusiasts who saw the need for an organisation dedicated to the use and study of the Lee Enfield Rifle.
Visits are made to places of interest such as the Enfield Pattern Room, The Birmingham Gun-Barrel Proof House and the Infantry and SASC Weapons Collection at Warminster.
There are three major competitions held during the year; the Sniper match in April, the Close Quarter Battle (CQB) shoot in September and the Enfield Challenge in November.
www.leeenfieldrifleassociation.org.uk   (411 words)

  
 Collector Cafe - Articles
They take their name from the town of Enfield, now in North London (where a government arms works was established in 1804), and from James Paris Lee, the celebrated American gunsmith who invented the box magazine, which led to the development of bolt-action repeating rifles.
The Long Lees were superseded in the early years of the 20th century by the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle- a lighter weapon with a reduced length of 44.5 inches.
The very first rifle to bear the Enfield name was the Enfield Rifle of 1853, with the prototype Lee-Enfield Magazine Rifle Mark I appearing late in 1895.
www.collectorcafe.com /article.asp?article=420   (755 words)

  
 Gale McMillan comments on the Lee Enfield Rifle - THR
I could not help but think that if the Lee Service rifle was so accurate at extended ranges that famous snipers like McBride would never have been driven to use other types of military rifles for sniping but instead would have demanded a Lee Enfield for his deadly long range work.
I rather suspected this was the case when I first read the top post I.E. that the Enfields Gale must have been speaking of sure were not standard Lee Enfield Service rifles.
Gale McMillan comments on the Lee Enfield Rifle
www.thehighroad.org /showthread.php?t=16744   (2356 words)

  
 eBay - enfield rifle lee, Militaria, Hunting items on eBay.com
Lee Enfield SMLE 303 Rifle Extractor and Spring.
Lee Enfield British SMLE Replica Rifle Wood and Metal
LEE ENFIELD 303 BRITISH RIFLE CANVAS GUN CASE WWII WW2
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=enfield+rifle+lee&...   (492 words)

  
 Modern Firearms - Rifle Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield (SMLE)
The Lee-Enfield series of rifles was born in 1895 as a marriage between the magazine and bolt action, designed by the J. Lee, and the new pattern of barrel rifling, designed at the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) at Enfield.
Early Lee-Enfield rifles, officially known as a ".303 caliber, Rifle, Magazine, Lee-Enfield", were carried by the British army through the Boer war (South Africa) of 1899-1902, and Boers, armed with their Mausers, taught to the Brits some hard lessons.
One notable feature of the Lee bolt action was that the bolts were not interchangeable between different rifles of the same mark Each bolt must have been fitted to its respective action, thus making the production and in-field bolt replacement more complicated.
world.guns.ru /rifle/rfl04-e.htm   (2090 words)

  
 Enfield-Stuff Home Page
Adopted by Queen Victoria's British Empire in 1888, the Enfield followed the flag to every corner of the planet and ultimately served all the children of the British Empire- the colonies, commonwealths, dependencies, dominions, protectorates, territories and the nation states that would someday emerge - through two World Wars and into the 1970's.
My first Enfield rifle had an oiler in the buttstock.
As I learned more about the makers and marks of the rifles I discovered that next-to-nothing was known about the makers and marks of the humble oilers.
www.enfield-stuff.com   (417 words)

  
 The Lee-Enfield Rifle
More pages provide the history behind the development of the Lee action, the Enfield rifle and the.303 British cartridge.
The subject of the Enfield rifle is so diverse and expansive that it is difficult to present in one simple package.
These pages illustrate Enfields that were modified for hunting and some of the commercially built Enfields designed for the civilian market.
enfieldrifles.profusehost.net   (520 words)

  
 The Lee-Enfield Rifle
Introduction of Enfield rifling resulted in the first Magazine Lee-Enfield in 1895 and then after some criticism during the Boer War, the Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield was produced from 1903.
The original Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield models were only produced in England, at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield, the Birmingham Small Arms factory, and by London Small Arms.
In fact, after more than a century since the initial adoption of Lee's bolt action into Her Majesty's Service, the basic design is still in commission in various configurations in Britain, India and some third world countries.
thegrizz.info /_wsn/page4.html   (731 words)

  
 Lee Enfield MK III
De oorsprong van de Lee Enfield vinden we in de namen van de wapenontwerper James Paris Lee en de Bitse Staatsfabriek Enfield Lock te Middlesex.
De Lee Enfield MK IV werd het belangrijkste wapen voor Groot-Brittannië, maar liefst 4 miljoen exemplaren werden geproduceerd.
In 1939 was een dergelijk wapen er echter nog steeds niet en begon men met de massaproductie van de Lee Enfield MK IV.
users.pandora.be /jeroenWO2/lee%20enfield%20mk%20IV.htm   (191 words)

  
 DND 101 - Land Forces - [Canadian Forces Rifle - Lee Enfield]
Although hard to believe, the 0.303" Lee Enfield rifle that equipped the Canadian Army during WWII and Korea (and, indeed, WWI in a slightly different form) is still in service.
When 7.62mm became the NATO standard, the British Army converted Lee Enfields to that calibre as L4A1 sniper& rifles.
A Relic from “Dad’s War” — the Lee Enfield Bolt-Action Rifle
www.sfu.ca /casr/101-cenfield.htm   (299 words)

  
 Enfield Rifle Research
This web site, now in its 11th year, was created for collectors, shooters, and fans of the venerable Enfield rifle, a rifle which--in its various forms--has seen duty for over 150 years as a main battle rifle, a home guard and constabulary weapon, a competition target rifle, and a major game-getter on five continents.
Be sure to include the word 'Enfield' in the subject line, or our SPAM filter may put your query in the waste can.
Development of all Enfield rifles from the Pattern 1853 to the Ishapore 7.62mm.
www.webpages.uidaho.edu /~stratton/en-page.html   (404 words)

  
 Fictionwise eBooks: Lee Enfield
But Lee Enfield isn?t the name in his passport.
Alert me when new Lee Enfield titles are added
Bio: MEET LEE ENFIELD South African, Mother City.
www.fictionwise.com /eBooks/LeeEnfieldeBooks.htm   (319 words)

  
 Threads for Lee Enfield Rifle
The "Enfield Thread Form" appears not to be consistent, varying between different examples of threads per inch.
Some threads on Enfield rifles are in fact Whitworth form, ie.
At the moment there is no intention of publishing the forms, at least not until they have been established beyond reasonable doubt.
freespace.virgin.net /j.franklin/toys/thread-table.htm   (405 words)

  
 Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle, Mk III
Offered in rifle and cavalry carbine versions, the Lee-Enfield had a removable sheet-metal box magazine and an extremely smooth bolt-action that cocked on closing.
When smokeless powder was adopted, the Metford rifling was found wanting, so the gun was revised by substituting a barrel with new rifling designed at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield.
That fine 10-shot repeater featured a bolt-action designed by naturalized American citizen James Paris Lee, wedded to a barrel devised by Britisher William E. Metford.
www.nrapublications.org /tar/ShortMagLeeEnfield.asp   (736 words)

  
 Go2War2.nl - Lee-Enfield, geweren
Lee-Enfield is een naam, ontstaan uit de samenvoeging van de achternaam van wapenontwerper James Paris Lee (1831-1904) en de Britse staatsfabriek Enfield Lock in het Engelse Middlesex.
Lee woonde al sinds 1858 in de Verenigde Staten en bouwde al op 12 jarige leeftijd zijn eerste wapens.
Het loopprofiel was veranderd van de standaard 7 groeven naar slechts vijf groeven, een loop die was ontwikkeld bij Enfield.
www.go2war2.nl /artikel/834   (1746 words)

  
 Pictures specifications and Field Manual of .303 Lee Enfield Rifles
British Commonwealth forces used the Lee Enfield Mark 4 as their main rifle.
When the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield was first introduced into British service, it met with a storm of criticism -- though little from the troops whom it served well during two World Wars, Korea, and beyond.
on the Lee Enfield.303 rifle our mob(Australians) used in Korea.
www.rt66.com /~korteng/SmallArms/leenfld.htm   (506 words)

  
 British Lee Metford
The Lee was designed by James Paris Lee of Illion, New York (the city of Remington fame) and substantially improved and perfected at Enfield.
A smokeless cartridge was introduced in the early 1890s and Enfield rifling began to replace Metford with the adoption of the Lee-Enfield in 1895.
The Lee/Metford/Enfield combination began the long line of successful rifles (substituting Enfield rifling when Metford rifling was unable to tolerate the later smokeless cartridge heat and pressures) for Britain, continuing into the 1990s.
www.militaryrifles.com /Britain/Metford.htm   (762 words)

  
 THE LEE ENFIELD RIFLE ASSOCIATION
The Associations aims are to promote the shooting, collection, and study of the Lee Enfield series of rifles the majority of members shoot either the SMLE or the No 4 however many of the rarer marks are owned by members.
The most commonly used rifles by club members are the Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) affectionatly known as the Smellie and the No 4 Lee Enfield The rifles are shot in different classes reflected by their design dates and accuracy.
Overseas membership is available and if you intend visiting the UK and want to shoot a visitors firearms permit can be arranged so you can use your own firearms if bringing them.
www.leeenfieldrifleassociation.org.uk /page.php?domain_name=leeenfieldrifleassociation.org.uk&viewpage=about   (325 words)

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