Unusual Lee-Enfield: SMLE Mk.I**

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5y Jun 6, 2016

Bloke cops a feel of a rather exotic and sexy Lee-Enfield: the Naval issue SMLE Mk.I**. These were modifications of SMLE Mk.I's (i.e. No.1 Mk.I's) to make them more like a Mk.III. Approved in 1908, the front sight wings were straightened, the barleycorn replaced with a rectangular post, and the rear sight leaf was replaced with a U instead of a V. Starting in 1912, the rearsight beds were ground down for the Mk.VII ammunition, and the sliding charger guide of the Mk.I was replaced with the charger bridge of the Mk.III.

Bloke also manages to let loose a "mad 5 rounds", just for fun. Because he can :)

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Firearms history, blokesplaining firearms mechanics, mythbusting, shooting sports and kitschy sketches all in one place. An often dry and sarcastic look at whatever takes the Bloke's and the Chap's fancy in the world of guns and shooting.


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