Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I

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Lee-Enfield No.4 Rifle Mk I
Specifications
Type Bolt-action rifle
Caliber .303 cal
Feed System 10-round internal clip
Muzzle Velocity 750m/s
Maximum Effective Range 700m

History

When first developed by the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield by J.P. Lee in 1895, the Lee-Enfield was a novel marriage between a bolt-action and fixed-magazine rifle. The Lee-Enfield No.4 Rifle Mk I was a further development of the original 1895 Lee-Enfield (itself a refinement of the Lee-Metford Magazine Rifle Mk I introduced in 1888), introduced November 1939, and a refined version still serves today as a sniper rifle.

Lee-Enfield rifles were known for an excellent mechanism that allowed skilled soldiers to take over 40 aimed shots per minute. It was also robust and reliable - essential qualities in any weapon but particularly important for infantry weapons that remain in the field without specialized maintenance for extended periods of time.

The No.4 more directly evolved from the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) Rifle Mk III used in World War I, often considered the best all-round combat bolt-action rifle ever made. (Note that British rifle nomenclature changed in 1926 - the SMLE guns were renamed the No.1 guns.) The No.4 employed a nine-inch spike bayonet instead of the traditional sword bayonet and exposed about three inches of barrel in front of the wooden stock onto which the hilt of the bayonet slid.

The No.4 also replaced the old rear U-sight with an aperture sight to let novices master the weapon more quickly. Relocating the sight over the receiver improved accuracy, as did a heavier barrel. The ample magazine is double the capacity of the French or German battle rifles, a major advantage in the split-seconds of combat.

The No.4 Rifle Mk I was adopted in 1939, although widespread production did not start until 1941. Many changes in the new version eased manufacturing and facilitated mass production. While seasoned soldiers missed the excellent finish of the SMLE, the No.4 became accepted as an improved and reliable weapon, although the spike bayonet was never liked. Soldiers from almost every country in the Commonwealth used the No.4, and production from 1939 to 1945 numbered over one million rifles in factories in the U.K., U.S., and Canada. Starting in 1942, the North American factories produced the No.4 Mk I*, which featured a modified bolt-release mechanism.

Gameplay

  • This rifle is accurate, hard-hitting, and fast-firing. It is considered one of the legendary battle rifles of all time. The peep sights make it extremely easy for even a
  • When reloading remember it takes longer then the Karabiner 98k and the Mas. 36 to reload due to the 2 stripper clips being put in.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I with Mk III Scope

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Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I with Mk III Scope
Specifications
Type Bolt-action rifle
Caliber .303 cal
Feed System 10-round internal clip
Muzzle Velocity 750m/s
Maximum Effective Range 700m

History

The British Sniper uses the same Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I as the Rifleman, but his rifle is equipped with a scope to hit long-range targets more accurately.

Game Play






See Also

Infantry Weapons of Battleground Europe

American Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · BAR · M1903 Springfield · M1A1 Thompson · Mk 2 Fragmentation_Grenade · M8 Smoke Grenade · M1911 Colt

British Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · Bren Mk II LMG · Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I · M1928 Thompson · No.36 Mills Bomb · No.77 Smoke Grenade · Webley Pistol

French Weapons

Boys Anti-Tank Rifle · FM 1924/29 LMG · Fusil MAS mle 1936 · MAS. 38 · Grenade à main offensive modèle 1915 · Grenade fumigène · Pistolet mle 1935S

German Weapons

Panzerbüchse 39 · MG-34 · Karabiner 98k · MP-40 · Stielhandgranate 24 · Nebelhandgranate 39 · Luger P08

Universal Weapons

Ammo Resupply Pack · Combat Knife · Satchel Charge