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Enfield Rifles

Enfield has a long history of firearms production for the British Empire. The Enfield name comes from the town Enfield, a small manufacturing hub outside of London. In 1853, the Pattern 1853 Enfield was produced as a .577-caliber muzzle-loading rifle. The Enfield rifle served the Empire across the world from the Crimean War to the New Zealand land wars and even in the American Civil War. The 1853 Enfield rifle was replaced by the Snyder Enfield, a metallic-cartridge firearm.

The Snider Enfield is still a popular weapon with reenactors and military enthusiasts. It’s praised for its accuracy and reliability and has served worldwide for the glory of the British Empire.

The most famed and highly produced Enfield is the short magazine Lee Enfield rifle, or SMLE. The Lee Enfield rifle served from 1895 to 1957 with numerous variants produced by the dozens of countries that issued the rifle. The SMLE is famed for its removable magazine, a rather novel design for a bolt-action rifle at the time. The rifle served well in combat around the world, including the second World War.

 

Quick Facts

  • The SMLE was still in use by the Canadian Rangers until 2015
  • Parker Hale produces numerous replica Pattern 1853 Lee-Enfield rifles that are considered well made and accurate in their reproductions
  • The Pattern 1861 Enfield was mechanically the same as the 1853 Lee-Enfield, but featured a much shorter barrel
  • British enfield 303 rounds are known to be great for hunting whitetail deer, elk, black bears, and moose.  

 

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1853 Enfield Tower Musket 1862 Dated Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
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Est: $800- $1,200
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Parker Hale Enfield 1853 musket BP .58
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Est: $20- $20,000
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1915 LSA IV Lee Enfield Rifle .22 Cadet Conversion
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1915 LSA IV Lee Enfield Rifle .22 Cadet Conversion
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Est: $500- $750
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1918 BSA III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1918 BSA III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $600- $800
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British Lee-Enfield No. 5 MK I ROF 12/45 .303
Mar 07, 11:00 AM EST
British Lee-Enfield No. 5 MK I ROF 12/45 .303
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Est: $0- $0
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1917 BSA III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle w/ Bipod
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1917 BSA III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle w/ Bipod
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
$2504 Bids
1916 Lithgow III SMLE Lee Enfield Sniper Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1916 Lithgow III SMLE Lee Enfield Sniper Rifle
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $5,000- $7,500
$1,0004 Bids
1918 LSA Lee Enfield Rifle .22 Cadet Conversion
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1918 LSA Lee Enfield Rifle .22 Cadet Conversion
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Est: $500- $750
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British Pattern Remington P14 Enfield Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
British Pattern Remington P14 Enfield Rifle
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Est: $500- $750
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Siamese Wild Tiger Corps SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
Siamese Wild Tiger Corps SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
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LEE ENFIELD SMLE 1942 MKIII .303 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Mar 09, 11:00 AM EST
LEE ENFIELD SMLE 1942 MKIII .303 BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
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Est: $200- $400
$1752 Bids
1918 Siamese Used Lee Enfield III SMLE Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1918 Siamese Used Lee Enfield III SMLE Rifle
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Est: $600- $800
$102 Bids
Rare Antique Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine 303 British Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Rare Antique Lee Enfield Cavalry Carbine 303 British Bolt Action Rifle
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Est: $1,800- $2,200
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Antique RIC Lee Enfield MK II 303 British Bolt Action Carbine
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
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Lithgow Lee-Enfield SHT LE III 1916 .303
Mar 07, 11:00 AM EST
Lithgow Lee-Enfield SHT LE III 1916 .303
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Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
1904 Sparkbrook MKI Lee Enfield Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1904 Sparkbrook MKI Lee Enfield Rifle
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $800- $1,200
$4752 Bids
Enfield No4 MkII .303 British Bolt Action Rifle 1949
Mar 01, 9:00 AM PST
Enfield No4 MkII .303 British Bolt Action Rifle 1949
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Est: $600- $1,000
$3252 Bids
1966 Ishapore 2a1 7.62mm Enfield SMLE Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1966 Ishapore 2a1 7.62mm Enfield SMLE Rifle
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $500- $750
$602 Bids
British Tower Enfield Pattern 1853 .577 Cal. Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
British Tower Enfield Pattern 1853 .577 Cal. Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
British Enfield SMLE Mk III* Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
British Enfield SMLE Mk III* Bolt Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $300- $500
$2501 Bid
British Lee-Enfield SMLE MK III .303
Mar 07, 11:00 AM EST
British Lee-Enfield SMLE MK III .303
by Summit Gun Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Lee Enfield No 1 Mk III 303 British Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Lee Enfield No 1 Mk III 303 British Bolt Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
1916 Ishapore III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM MST
1916 Ishapore III SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $600- $800
$101 Bid
Lee Enfield SMLE III Rifle
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Lee Enfield SMLE III Rifle
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Est: $500- $750
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