The Lee-Enfield – A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines


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Author: Ian Skennerton
Hardback – 608 pages
Illustrated throughout in both colour and black & white.

ISBN: 9780949749826

The net product of more than four decades of international research and study, evolving through two prior editions and many other related titles, this record is surely the ultimate account of a century’s development and issue of the Lee-Enfield rifle. From the Remington Lee trials rifles in the mid-1880’s to the 7.62mm NATO L42A1 sniper rifle serving in modern conflicts, the Lee has proven itself as the finest battle rifle of all time. No other long-arm has served for so many years, in the theatres at home and abroad, with such a proud record of service. This work encompasses all aspects of Lee-Enfield development and production, in Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa and the Far East. The rifles, carbines, bayonets, component parts, tools, accessories and ammunition are arranged into specific groups and chapters. No proper reference is complete without a comprehensive index; this too has been expanded from the previous editions. With such a broad field of models and variations, a new initial chapter enables newcomers to identify items by their features and markings. There are five new chapters:. Preview, Model Identification .Lee-Enfield Hybrids .Serial Number Production ranges. Component Parts Evolution. An Ammunition Summary along with 16 pages of colour plates. The Pattern Room collection and library has been the primary source for samples and records. With more than 1,400 illustrations in a larger format, this presentation sets a new standard for collectors, students and shooters of the venerable Lee-Enfield.

We have a very limited number of this title remaining, and the publisher shows no signs of reprinting, when they are gone they are gone!

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Weight 2.4 kg