British Lee-Enfield Model 1895 .303 Caliber Rifle

  • World War I
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Manufactured from 1895 to 1926. The British Lee-Enfield was one of the first weapons used by English Forces during World War I. Designed originally to counter the Dutch-Boer Mauser's of The African Boer Wars, The Lee-Enfield was a .303 Caliber cartridge. Weighing in at slightly over 8-pounds, the rifle had an effective range of 550 yards.

 

Bolt action, it held a 10-round magazine clip. It is estimated at over 17 million were manufactured (mostly for foreign export). Variants of The Lee-Enfield have been found even today among Afghan Rebels, proving that the weapon (at over 100 years old – is still a reliable and battle worthy rifle).