At the start of the 1920s, various versions of the SMLE
had been experimented with, and by 1926, the service rifles' nomenclatures had been permanently altered.
4 Enfield was a simplified version of the WWI-era SMLE
. Sporting simplified sights and more utilitarian details, the No.
At the same time production of the new rifles began, the British undertook converting the old Long Lees to SMLE
specifications and naturally felt the need to tell the world about it by marking them SAHT L.E.
the famous SMLE
Screening Tests held for doctors in the USA in which thousands of Pakistani candidates also appear each year.
Major subjects dealt with include the M1 carbine, the Garand, the SMLE
, P14 and M17, the CETME, H & K's, Remingtons, Winchesters, the Savage 110 and various rifle trials.
The postcard is not dated, but probably comes from shortly after World War I, as the short magazine, Lee-Enfield (SMLE
) rifles pictured here were in short supply during both the German East Africa (1914-1918) and German South West Africa (1914-1915) campaigns (9) and would not have been distributed to reserve troops at home, who were used only in emergencies.
But most of their book is taken up with day-to-day tales of the era, from schools like the Puddydale School in Heswall ('December 1941, the children's free milk was stopped because of the milk shortage in the area') to the Birkenhead Home Guard ('the only arms were about 40 SMLE
rifles, kindly lent by the headmaster of Birkenhead School and various shotguns loaned by patriotic sportsmen and local farmersp WIRRAL on the Home Front is published by Ian Boumphrey at pounds 11.95.
SAIE (63): I AALE BALE CALE DALE EALE FALE GALE HALE JALE KALE LALE MALE NALE PALE RALE TALE VALE WALE YALE, 2 SCLE SELE SILE SMLE
SOLE SULE SYLE, 3 SAAE SABE SACE SADE SAFE SAGE SAHE SAIE SAKE SAME SANE SAPE SARE SASE SATE SAUE SAVE SAWE SAXE SAYE, 4 SALA SALB SALD SALF SALH SALI SALK SALL SALM SALO SALP SALS SALT SALU SALY SALZ followed by: HARE, HOLE, SALE, SARE, SERE (all 62), MARE, SEAT, SEET (all 61)
Smooth-bored 303 calibre SMLE
No 4, .22 calibre BSA sportsman's rifle, Greener Model GP 12-bore shotgun, 30 calibre M1 carbine.
Rifle scope mounts are new for the Ruger Mini-14s, the SMLE
, the SKS 56, the AR 180 and the SIG 550.
At that time, a sundry assortment of surplus firearms including Mannlicher-Berthiers, wire-wrapped Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE
Let's consider the famous SMLE
(Short Magazine Lee-Enfield) Number 4, Mark I* in .303 British.