BRITISH SERVICE LEE Enfield Metford Rifle Carbine 1880-1980 India Australia Army

BRITISH SERVICE LEE Enfield Metford Rifle Carbine 1880-1980 India Australia Army

BRITISH SERVICE LEE

THE LEE-METFORD AND LEE-ENFIELD RIFLES & CARBINES 1880-1980

IAN D. SKENNERTON

ARMS & ARMOUR PRESS 1982

First edition. This study of one of the most famous rifles covers the wide spectrum of nearly one hundred different models over a hundred years, and manufacture in five different countries. It provides unequalled historical and technical detail of the development and changes in the British Service Lee, from its first appearance in British trials as the Remington Lee, to its 7.62mm N.A.T.O. role.

Some of the features which make this work particularly invaluable are:

• Arrangement of the various types of rifles into family groups— the early trials rifles, the Lee-Metford, Lee-Enfield, Short Lee-Enfield, Nos. 4 & 5, and small bore trainers.

• A quick reference section with each model individually illustrated, and the appropriate technical information to facilitate quick identification.

• Separate chapters on production in Australia, India, Canada and the United States.

• New details of scarce sniper models, gas operated conversions, gymnasia models and silenced commando carbines.

• Illustrated descriptions of accessories and fittings
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