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The Lee-Enfield Rifle

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The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognizable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957; even then a sniper variant, the L42A1, was used until 1989, giving a service life of nearly a century. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today, notably ...more
ebook, 17 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a brief history of the Lee-Enfield rifle and also an accounting of how well it served commonwealth and, surprisingly, US troops in the field. So effective is this ancient arm that some small numbers are still being captured from Taliban fighters in the Middle East.

Mr Pegler gets his message across clearly and effectively, and has seen to it that the pages are illustrated with diagrams, photos, and artwork that portray the practical use of this fine rifle. Of course, with such a thin publ
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Very interesting and readable. This book covers specifications and technical details as well as the practical effectiveness of the rifle in the field.
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Martin Pegler has a BA Hons in Medieval and Modern History and an MA in Museum Studies, both from University College, London, and was for many years the Senior Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. He now lives in the Somme, France, where he and his wife run a small bed and breakfast, which is situated on top of the old German front line! Martin has established The Somme Histor ...more
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