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Lee Enfield No.4 Mk 1Edit

Lee Enfield No.4 Mk 1
Rifle, No. 4 Mk I
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Manufacturer Royal Small Arms Factory
The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited
London Small Arms Co. Ltd
Lithgow Small Arms Factory
Ishapore Rifle Factory
Type Bolt action rifle
Effective range 400 m (iron sight)
Magazine 10 rounds
Ammunition .303 (7,7×56mm R)
General Ingame Information
Used by Great Britain
Canada
Australia
Germany (Captured)
Bayonets No. 4 "Spike" Mk.II
Rifle grenades No.36 discharger
Lee-Enfield photo

The Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I Rifle Short is a variant of the British Lee-Enfield rifles. The first Lee-Enfield models were designed in 1895, but the No 4 variant was designed in 1939 to answer to the need of easily manufactured rifles of the carbine. They were adopted to the British, Canadian, Australian (and other Commonwealth countries). Armed Forces in 1941, where it saw mass-production. Many wartime No. 4 rifles were manufactured in Canada due to a shortage of supplies in Great Britain, and due to the damage caused to British manufacturing by the German Luftwaffe during the Blitz.

Ingame, anti-tank, rifleman and engineer kits are equipped with this rifle. Time, required to fire next bullet, is quite small compared to other rifles, so it is possible to fire more bullets than your opponent. Also as magazine capacity is 10 rounds, you don't need to worry aout ammo. However, the other side of the coin is bigger reloading time compared to other rifles, so it is necessary to be careful and not to be depressed by the enemy during reloading.

Lee Enfield No.4 Mk 1 SniperEdit

Lee Enfield No.4 Mk 1 Sniper
Lee Enfield No.4 Mk I (T)
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General Historical Information
Place of origin Great Britain
Manufacturer Holland & Holland
Type Sniper rifle
Effective range 600 m (iron sight)
Magazine 10 rounds
Ammunition .303 (7,7×56mm R)
General Ingame Information
Used by Great Britain
Canada
Australia
Scope 3.5X
Lee-Enfield Sniper photo

After No. 4 Lee Enfield rifles were selected as sniper rifles for their accuracy, they were shipped to the world-famous gunsmiths of Holland & Holland. There, they were carefully rebedded to improve accuracy. In addition, they were carefully fitted with scope pads, a wooden cheekrest, a third sling swivel in front of the magazine, and a 3.5X scope in a one-piece mount. The end result was perhaps the best sniper rifle of World War II, the Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk.1 (T).

Why was the (T) a great rifle in its day? For a few important reasons. While the Lee Enfield action is often looked down upon for its rear locking lugs, it proved to be a tough and very reliable piece in actual combat. Not only that, but the combination of cock on closing, 60-degree bolt rotation, short bolt throw, and 10-round magazine provided a very high rate of fire. The ability to rapidly engage multiple targets was an advantage. Plus, unlike all of its competition, the (T) had a wooden cheekrest added to provide a proper cheekweld. While seemingly small, this was a very important addition to the design that made the rifle easier to shoot consistently.

Unlike its American counterparts “commercial off the shelf” solutions, the (T) was fitted with an honest to goodness military-grade scope that, unlike its German adversaries, featured proper windage adjustments in the optic. Although the (T)’s mounting system wasn’t as elaborate as some of the German systems, it was much better suited for hard military use.

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