A century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines. The final, updated successor to "British Service Lee" and "Lee-Enfield Story." New chapters include Serical Numbers, Hybrids, Components Evolution, Ammo & index. 1200+ illus; 11x9 inches, 608 pgs.
A century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines. The final, updated successor to "British Service Lee" and "Lee-Enfield Story." New chapters include Serical Numbers, Hybrids, Components Evolution, Ammo& index.
Larger full A4 size, 608 pages (100+ more than LES)
♢ Heavy duty dust-jacket (210 gm)
♢ Original photos re-scanned & clarified with
grey backgrounds deep-etched or removed
♢ Some hundred more hi-resolution photos
♢ Nearly 1,400 photographs & drawings
♢ New models, items & manufacturers detailed
♢ Improved layouts on larger size pages
♢ Expanded index, abbreviations & bibliography lists
♢ 16 full colour pages on matte art paper
♢ Ribbon markers in red, white & blue
♢ Printed end-papers
The nett product of more than four decades of world-wide research and study, evolving through two prior editions and many other related titles. This is the ultimate account of a century?s development and issue of the Lee-Enfield series.
The Lee Enfield has proven itself as the finest battle rifle of all time. No other firearm has served for so long at home and abroad with such a proud record.
This study encompasses all aspects of Lee-Enfield development & production... Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa & the Far East. Rifles, carbines, bayonets, parts, tools, accessories & ammunition are arranged into specific groups & chapters.
There are five new chapters?
? Preview, Model Identification
? Lee-Enfield Hybrids
? Serial Number Production Ranges
? Component Parts Evolution
? An Ammunition Summary
The Pattern Room collection and library has been the primary source for samples and records. With the larger format, this presentation sets a new standard for collectors, students & shooters of the venerable Lee-Enfield... indeed, for all arms books.
While the 'Lee-Enfield Story' has long been accepted as the definitive tome on the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifle series, this new volume increases the record from 504 to 608 pages and features improved photographic detail, larger illustrations and an improved layout. The best comparison is best made with the two editions side by side and checking page by page.
A special slip-cased Presentation Edition is also available, limited to 303 numbered and signed copies. These feature gold embossed leatherette covers and gilded page edges. This is our first ever slip-cased commemorative. No expense has been spared in the production of surely the finest book ever on the renowned Lee-Enfield family.