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Lee Enfield

Lee Enfield


The Lee Enfield rifle was the standard issue rifle to the British Army during World War One and World War Two. 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 LeeEnfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle that was 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 1957.


Who invented it ?

John Lee was a Scottish-Canadian inventor and arms designer, best known for co- inventing a prototype bolt-action rifle with his brother James Paris Lee. The rifle they made led to the Lee–Metford and Lee–Enfield series of rifles.


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