BRITISH LEE ENFIELD NO. 1 SMLE MK III .303 SHORT MAGAZINE RIFLE W/BAYONET. My dad bought me one of these at Sears and Roebuck for $10 in the late '50s. I still have it.

BRITISH LEE ENFIELD NO. 1 SMLE MK III .303 SHORT MAGAZINE RIFLE W/BAYONET. My dad bought me one of these at Sears and Roebuck for $10 in the late '50s. I still have it.

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The Lee–Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957

The Lee–Enfield bolt-action, magazine-fed, repeating rifle was the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957

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The .303 British: The Round that Built an Empire - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-303-british-the-round-that-built-an-empire.html

The .303 British: The Round that Built an Empire - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/the-303-british-the-round-that-built-an-empire.html

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Short Magazine Lee Enfield. 303 Rifle and 17 inch bayonet. On display at Bisley service weapons meeting 2016.

Short Magazine Lee Enfield. 303 Rifle and 17 inch bayonet. On display at Bisley service weapons meeting 2016.

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M1917 Enfield Rifle....Originally developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory located at Enfield Lock, in Middlesex on the outskirts of London, the so-called P-14 used the .303 British cartridge.

M1917 Enfield Rifle....Originally developed at the Royal Small Arms Factory located at Enfield Lock, in Middlesex on the outskirts of London, the so-called P-14 used the .303 British cartridge.

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Lee Enfield No. 5 Mk 1 "Jungle Carbine" .303 British
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Coloured postcard of a young British soldier stiking a "on guard" pose with a long Lee-Enfield MkI  sword bayonet

Coloured postcard of a young British soldier stiking a "on guard" pose with a long Lee-Enfield MkI sword bayonet

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