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ῴ New British Enfield Rifles, Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles, Vol. 2 (For Collectors Only) 2018 Ό Kindle Author Charles R Stratton ‚

ῴ New British Enfield Rifles, Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles, Vol. 2 (For Collectors Only) 2018 Ό Kindle Author Charles R Stratton ‚ ῴ New British Enfield Rifles, Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles, Vol. 2 (For Collectors Only) 2018 Ό Kindle Author Charles R Stratton ‚ At the start of World War II, Great Britain was badly under armed The disastrous campaigns in France in 1940 which resulted in the massive evacuation under fire of British and Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk and Calais further depleted her inventory of arms Massive shipments of military arms from the U.S Government and sporting arms from private American citizens helped to ease the situation somewhat, but it was the amazing production program that the British had put into effect as early as September 1939 that saved the British Army In the first few years of the war, the tired old Lee Enfield Mk I and Mk III carried the brunt of infantry fighting Most of these rifles had been built before 1918 and were wearing out quickly In the 1920s, the British army had begun development of a new, easier to manufacture version of the bolt action Lee Enfield The result was the Mk V with its receiver sight and stiffer barrel Some 20,000 were produced for trials but then the labor governments of the late 1920s and early 1930s saw no reason to continue the development of armaments Hadn t the League of Nations promised to settle all future international disputes But in 1939, as Hitler s Germany was crushing Poland, a crash development program was instituted to put the Mk V Enfield into production was begun to make up for lost years By 1941, the new rifle by now rechristened the No 4 Enfield was pouring out of factories around the country Production was begun also in Canada and in the United States The new rifle was equipped with an improved receiver rear sight that brought the aperture nearer the eye and improved the solider s marksmanship The heavy nose cap was gone, replaced by a lighter band with protective ears to guard the front sight The long Pattern 1914 bayonet had been replaced by a short spike useful for guarding prisoners and little else an implicit recognition that the static, trench oriented warfare was gone forever, replaced by maneuver warfare spearheaded by mobile columns of armor and infantry A new, stiffer barrel was installed to improve the rifle s accuracy Otherwise, it remained remarkably similar to its earlier incarnations The No 4 Enfield was produced in a wide number of variations, most having to do with ways to cut production costs and time The rifles poured out of the factories and were shipped to the soldiers in the front lines and training camps as fast they could be made The No 4 provided excellent service in the British tommy s hands from the Arctic Circle to the North African Desert to the steamy jungles of Burma As the rifle production program began, the British Army, impressed by the havoc wrought against the Red army by Finnish snipers in the Winter War of 1939 40, also began development of a new sniper rifle The private firearms firm of Holland and Holland, famous for the sporting rifles and shotguns, developed a sturdy mounting system for the 32 Telescopic Sight and the No 4 Mk I T was born This rifle in the hands of British snipers in the regular Army and in such special warfare units as the Secret Air Service and the Commandos, inflicted casualties and havoc on Axis troops far beyond their number In 1944, it became clear that a smaller, lighter rifle was needed for combat in the heavy jungles of Southeast Asia A team of Enfield engineers stripped the No 4 rifle to its essentials, shortened the barrel and developed a flash hider to shield the soldier from the heavy muzzle concussion and flash, and added a padded butt plate The No 5 rifle popularly known as the British Enfield Jungle Carbine served well during the remainder of World War II and through the communist insurgencies that plagued Southeast Asia during the early 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    • British Enfield Rifles, Lee-Enfield No. 4 and No. 5 Rifles, Vol. 2 (For Collectors Only)
    • 2.4
    • 182
    • Paperback
    • 192 pages
    • 1882391241
    • Charles R Stratton
    • English
    • 22 January 2016

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