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GDC Outlet LEE-ENFIELD 303 JUNGLE CARBINE

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Later in the war, the gdc outlet lee-enfield 303 jungle carbine need for a shorter and lighter rifle forced the development of the No. 5 Mk I rifle (the “Jungle Carbine”). [44], With a cut stock, prominent flash hider, and a “lightning cut” receiver machined to remove all unnecessary metal, a shortened 478 mm (18.8 in) barrel length, the No. 5 was shorter and weighed 0.9 kg (2 pounds). ) lighter. The .303 round produced excessive recoil despite a rubber pad due to the shorter barrel. It was unsuitable for general purposes. Production ceased in 1947 due to an “inherent flaw in the design,” often claimed to be a “wandering zero” and an accuracy issue. [Four. Five]

The No. 5 iron sight line was similar to the No. 4 Mark I and featured a rear receiver aperture battle sight calibrated for 300 yards (274 m) with an additional ladder aperture sight that could be flipped up. Above was calibrated for 200-800 yd (183–732 m) in 100-yard (91 m) increments. The No. 5 Mk I was famous with soldiers due to its lightweight, portability, and shorter length than a standard Lee-Enfield rifle. [46] No. 5 was first delivered to the British 1st Airborne Division and used during the liberation of Denmark and Norway in 1945. BSA-Shirley, Birmingham produced 81,329 rifles and ROF Fazakerley, Liverpool 169,807 rifles. It was equipped with a No. 5 Mk. Bayonet edge had a large mouth ring to fit over the flash hider—the No. 7 Mk. The I / L bayonet, which has a rotating handle and a large circle on the transverse guard, was not for the No. 5 Mk. I shoot as many collectors believe.

An Australian experimental performance of the No. 5 Mk I, designated the Rifle, No. 6, Mk I [47], was also developed using an SMLE MK III * as a starting point (as opposed to the No. 4 Mk I that the No. 5 Mk I). The Australian Army was not allowed to manufacture the No. 4 Mk I because the Lithgow Small Arms Factory delivered the SMLE Mk III. The No. 6 Mk I never entered total production, and specimens are rare and valuable to collectors. [44] The Australian Army also tested a “shortened and lightened” version of the SMLE Mk III * rifle. A minimal number were manufactured at SAF Lithgow during World War II. [48]

The term “Jungle Carbine” was popularized in the 1950s by the Santa Fe Arms Corporation. This American importer reconditioned many leftover rifles, converting many of the n. 4, hoping to increase sales rifle that had little American market. Penetration. It was never an official military identification, but British and Commonwealth troops serving in theaters in Burma and the Pacific during World War II were known to unofficially refer to the No. 5 Mk I as a “Jungle Carbine.” [44] The No. 4 and No. 5 rifles served in the Korean War (as did the No. 1 Mk III * SMLE and the ‘T’ sniper variants, primarily with Australian troops). [13]

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The GDC outlet lee-Enfield 303 jungle carbine is a magazine-fed bolt-action repeating rifle that served as the primary firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and the Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the classic rifle of the British Army from its official adoption in 1895 to 1957. [9] [10] World War I versions are often referred to as “SMLE,” which is short for the standard variant “Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield. ”

A redesign of the Lee-Metford (adopted by the British Army in 1888), the Lee-Enfield replaced the earlier Martini-Henry, Martini-Enfield and Lee-Metford rifles. It featured a ten-round box magazine loaded with the British .303 cartridge manually from the top, either one round at a time or via five-round magazines. The Lee-Enfield was the standard weapon for British Army rifle companies, colonial armies (such as India and parts of Africa), and other Commonwealth nations in WWI and WWII (such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada). [11] Although officially returned in the UK with the L1A1 SLR in 1957, it remained in general British service until the early / mid-1960s, and the 7.62mm, L42A1 sniper variant remained in service until the 1990s. As a standard infantry rifle, it is still in service with the armed forces of some Commonwealth nations, [12] notably with the Bangladesh Police, making it the second longest-serving military bolt-action rifle yet. In official service. after Mosin-Nagant (Mosin-Nagant receivers are used in Finnish 7.62 Tkiv 85). [13] The production

UPC ECOM00150426
Caliber .303 BRITISH
Finish BLUED
Capacity 10 ROUNDS
Weight NOT SPECIFIED
Action BOLT ACTION
Frame Material NOT SPECIFIED
Slide Material NOT SPECIFIED
Barrel Length 16 BARREL
Receiver Material NOT SPECIFIED
Receiver Finish NOT SPECIFIED

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