Military Rifles, non-sniping

Military rifles, non-sniping

  • Lee-Enfield  

  • Pattern 1914 / No. 3 MK. I rifle.  “Enfield” rifle. 

    This rifle uses a Mauser style bolt action and it was developed as the Pattern 1913 in a new calibre .276″ by the British just before World War I to replace the Lee-Enfield. The on-set of war stopped those plans. The British arranged to have these rifles manufactured in .303″ at three U.S. factories – Remington (R), Remington-Eddystorne (RE) and Winchester (W). A Mark I* version was also produced. 

    were fitted with the Pattern 1913 bayonet which had the same blade, hilt and scabbard as the Pattern 19107 sword bayonet, though the cross-guard was different. The scales (wooden slabs for grips) were made with two grooves cut across to help soldiers realize that they were for this different pattern rifle. 

    When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Springfield Armory continued production of the M1903 Springfield rifle , they were short of rifles for their rapidly expanding armed forces. and the factories producing the P-14 changed over to producing the almost identical Model of 1917 which was in American calibre of .30/06. Note that many collectors erroneously called this a P-17 but it was never assigned the “Pattern” designation in the British system even though many M1917 were used by Canada in WWII.

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