Produced in 1943 this particular is likely to have seen action during the fighting to liberate Europe. Deactivated to current EU spec.
The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army’s standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957The WWI versions are often referred to as the “SMLE”, which is short for the common “Short, Magazine, Lee–Enfield” variant.
By the late 1930s, the need for new rifles grew and the Rifle, No. 4 Mk I was officially adopted in 1941. The No. 4 action was similar to the No.1 Mk VI but stronger and easier to mass-produce.
A trained soldier could fire 15-20 aimed shots per minute, these rifles were also reliable and robust in adverse conditions.
Being deactivated to current standards this rifles bolt works to cock the action but it does not dry fire, the magazine can be removed. In very good used condition this is a good looking rifle, please inspect the pictures as they form part of our condition report. If you need any further information please ask.