Skennerton, Ian.


Privately Printed, Australia, 1st ed., 1993. 504 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some ills. D.j., 28 x 21cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., narrowly trimmed (not affecting any text) ; 2 slender strips of tape to pasted e.p.'s ; bookseller's label to inside flap of d.j., o/w Nr.FINE. A ready reference, a detailed history and an illustrated inventory ; this book is all of these. The lineage through trials rifles, Magazine Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield, Short Rifle, No. 4 series and .22RF trainers is thoroughly and meticulously described. In more than ten years since the "British Service Lee" was published, new information and a complete revision resulted in this book, considered to be the definitive tome on the Lee-Enfield Rifle and its development. Recently discovered War Office files and manuals was also made available with their extensive collection of British service Lee rifles and carbines being utilised extensively for examination and photography.

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