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Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) Rifle
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Our completely authentic replica of this historic 20th Century rifle includes its signature short magazine and a working bolt-action mechanism. Ideal for reenactors and infantry drill teams.
SMLE HISTORY: The Lee-Enfield was the British Army's standard bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle from 1895 until 1956. It was adopted by Britain's colonies and Commonwealth allies, including India, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. After the war, it became a popular civilian hunting rifle, after being "sporterized"--often fitted with scopes, or replacing military sights with high-quality commercial varieties. The Short Magazine model of the Lee Enfield was introduced in 1904. Shorter and lighter than the first Lee Enfield rifles, it had a barrel that was midway between the original "long rifle" and the shorter carbine. Its visual trademark was its "blunt nose", with the barrel extending beyond the nosecap. The shorter Lee Enfield also incorporated a charger loading system--an innovation borrowed from the German Mausers used by South African Boers.
Some experts at the time felt it was a bad fit all around--too short for cavalry and not long enough for the accurate, long-range fire needed by massed infantry. Still, the Short Magazine Lee Enfield was serviceable enough to remain in official service for British troops until 1956, and some British Commonwealth nations still use them to this day. Used by British troops in both World Wars, the Short Magazine Lee Enfield merits a place in any collection of British weapons of war.
#22-54 - Replica bullets for loading your SMLE rifle clip.
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This M1917 replica is crafted in exacting detail with simulated WWI dates. Wood grips, and green steel-mounted leather scabbard with the correct hooks for the included U. S. Infantry waist belt. The same bayonet was also 'standard issue' with military shotguns, known as 'trench guns' from WWI to Vietnam 17" blade sold with factory edge, but can be sharpened for an additional fee. Item #803131.
#802419 This classic reproduction sling is the perfect complement for your SMLE replica! Made to the same specs as the sling used by British forces from 1900 until late in WWII, ours is heavy duty, top grain leather in a great-looking russet brown with copper rivets. 1-1/4" wide, 48" long.
World War I & II
SMLE M1917 Replica Bayonet