Gun Mart and Sports Guns are pleased to offer a prize of the new CO2 powered SMLE replica
The legendary Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) served the British Army with distinction. Introduced on January the 1st 1904, it first saw extensive use during the First World War, where it acquitted itself on the battlefields, from Flanders to Passchendaele.
It was also used in World War Two by British and Commonwealth troops, despite the introduction of its replacement, the No.4. This sturdy bolt action rifle fired the powerful .303 cartridge and was ideal for the rigors of battle and the action still functioned well in the mud and grime of combat.
The 10-shot magazine was loaded via 5-round chargers, through an opening in the top of the receiver and provided exactly twice the on-board firepower of the Mauser 98s that were used by the German Army. This robust weapon was popular with those who fought with it and feared by the enemy for its fast rate of fire.
The open sights worked well in all conditions at normal combat distances but the SMLE could also be used out to 3000-yards with the ‘volley sights’ fitted to the stock.
This genuine rifle is sought after by collectors and shooters alike but it is now available ‘off ticket’ as a CO2 powered replica!
This full-sized, 1/1 replica uses the same type of bolt action as the original and is fed from a 19-shot magazine loaded with steel BBs. At nearly 50-inches in length, it is a perfect representation of the original and thanks to www.sportsguns.co.uk one lucky reader can win one in our competition. So, get your entry in and you could be the lucky owner!
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