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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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Enfield No.4 Mk I Bolt Action Rifle
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Est: $0- $0
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J S Anchor Confederate 1862 Tower Enfield Musket
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
J S Anchor Confederate 1862 Tower Enfield Musket
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Est: $40- $1,000
$4005 Bids
ENFIELD JUNGLE CARBINE, .303 BRITISH
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
ENFIELD JUNGLE CARBINE, .303 BRITISH
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
A RARE .577 PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD 3RD MODEL THREE BAND PERCUSSION RIFLE, CIRCA 1860, serial no 45,
Nov 21, 10:00 AM GMT
A RARE .577 PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD 3RD MODEL THREE BAND PERCUSSION RIFLE, CIRCA 1860, serial no 45,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £500- £700
£5001 Bid
1918 BRITISH NO.1 MK III LEE ENFIELD
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
1918 BRITISH NO.1 MK III LEE ENFIELD
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
FIREARM: ENFIELD .303 BRITISH RIFLE
Oct 08, 12:00 PM EDT
FIREARM: ENFIELD .303 BRITISH RIFLE
by Blackwell Auctions LLC
Est: $400- $800
$2001 Bid
EDDYSTONE 1917 ENFIELD BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
EDDYSTONE 1917 ENFIELD BOLT ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $700- $1,000
$3500 Bids
A .577 SNIDER / ENFIELD MK III CAVALRY CARBINE, CIRCA 1871, serial no. l1116,
Nov 21, 10:00 AM GMT
A .577 SNIDER / ENFIELD MK III CAVALRY CARBINE, CIRCA 1871, serial no. l1116,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £450- £650
£4400 Bids
A .577 SNIDER / ENFIELD MK I* CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1862, no visible serial number,
Nov 21, 10:00 AM GMT
A .577 SNIDER / ENFIELD MK I* CADET CARBINE, CIRCA 1862, no visible serial number,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £300- £400
£3000 Bids
JP Moore Manufactured Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
JP Moore Manufactured Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket
by Cowan's Auctions
Est: $3,500- $4,000
$1,7000 Bids
British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket By Bentley & Playfair Dated 1861
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket By Bentley & Playfair Dated 1861
by Cowan's Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket Dated 1862
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
British Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket Dated 1862
by Cowan's Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
Belgian Made Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket by OP Drissen Of Liège
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Belgian Made Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket by OP Drissen Of Liège
by Cowan's Auctions
Est: $2,500- $3,000
$1,2000 Bids
SOUTH AFRICAN MARKED SAVAGE NO.4 MK I* ENFIELD
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
SOUTH AFRICAN MARKED SAVAGE NO.4 MK I* ENFIELD
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
CANADIAN LONG BRANCH NO.4 MK 1* LEE ENFIELD
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
CANADIAN LONG BRANCH NO.4 MK 1* LEE ENFIELD
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
MODIFIED BRITISH SNIDER MKII .577 SNIDER RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MODIFIED BRITISH SNIDER MKII .577 SNIDER RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$2000 Bids
BRITISH NO.1 MK III ENFIELD RIFLE WITH WIRE CUTTER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
BRITISH NO.1 MK III ENFIELD RIFLE WITH WIRE CUTTER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0000 Bids
INDIAN ISHAPORE 2A1 LEE ENFIELD BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
INDIAN ISHAPORE 2A1 LEE ENFIELD BOLT ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
U.S. PROPERTY MARKED SAVAGE NO.4 MK I ENFIELD
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
U.S. PROPERTY MARKED SAVAGE NO.4 MK I ENFIELD
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids

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