When was my Lee-Enfield made?

The Lee–Enfield rifle was introduced in November 1895 as the .303 calibre, Rifle, Magazine, Lee–Enfield, or more commonly Magazine Lee–Enfield, or MLE (sometimes spoken as “emily” instead of M, L, E).

Who Made My Lee-Enfield?

James Lee
The Lee Enfield was first produced in 1907; it had been designed by an American called James Lee and built at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield – hence the rifle’s name. The Lee Enfield enjoyed a good reputation with those who were issued with it.

When did Canada use the Lee-Enfield?

The Lee-Enfield Rifle No. 4 was the standard infantry rifle used by Canadian troops during the Second World War. Earlier marks had been in service with the British Army since 1895, and were to continue until 1957….

Bren gun
Calibre .303 inch (7.7 mm)
Rate of fire 500 rounds per minute

What Lee-Enfield was used in WW2?

After WW2, Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifles continued to be improved and manufactured. Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk 2 design went into production in 1946 and saw extensive use with the Irish Army, for example….Lee-Enfield No. 4 Rifle.

Country of Origin United Kingdom
Length 1,130.000 mm
Barrel Length 635.000 mm
Weight 4.100 kg
Rate of Fire 20 rounds/min

How far is a 303 Accuracy?

A deadly weapon 303 or 7.7×56 mm rimmed rifle cartridge that was deadly with a sure-shot kill range of at least 500 m.

What is a 303 rifle good for?

Hunting use The .303 British cartridge is suitable for all medium-sized game and is an excellent choice for whitetail deer and black bear hunting. In Canada it was a popular moose and deer cartridge when military surplus rifles were available and cheap; it is still used.

Does Canada still use the Lee-Enfield?

Now, after 114 years, the Canadian Armed Forces is becoming the last national military in the world to retire the Lee-Enfield rifle from front-line service.

How many Lee-Enfield rifles were made in WW2?

Designated as Rifle Number 4 Mark I, 4, 244,700 were produced during the Second World War by British, Canadian and United States factories.