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Monday, August 23, 2010

SNIPERS ->NO.8 ..!!





Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service history

In service 1895-1926 (MLE)1907–present (SMLE)
Used by
Wars Second Boer War,First World War,Second World War,Various Colonial conflicts,Irish War of Independence,Malayan Emergency,Korean War,Nepalese Civil War,Afganistan conflict,and numerous other conflicts.
Production history

Designer James Paris Lee, RSAF Enfield

Produced 1895-1907 (MLE)
1907– (SMLE)
Number built over 17,000,000 (All Variants)[1]
Variants Short, Magazine Lee Enfield Mk. I, Mk. I*, Mk.III, Mk. III*, Rifle No. 4 Mk. 1, Mk. 1* (produced by Savage and Long Branch), Mk. 1(T) Sniper Rifle, Mk. 2, Rifle No 5 Mk. 1 (Jungle Carbine)
Specifications

Weight ~4 kg (8.8 lb) depending on wood density
Length 1,130 mm (44.5 in)

Barrel length 635 mm (25 in)

Cartridge .303 Mk VII SAA Ball
Action Bolt-action
Muzzle velocity 744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)
Effective range 550 yards (503 m)[2]
Maximum range 2,000 yd (1,829 m)

Feed system 10-round magazine, loaded with 5-round charger clips
Sights Sliding ramp rear sights, Fixed-post front sights, “Dial” long-range volley sights;
Telescopic sights on Sniper models.

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