Enfield rifle


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En·field rifle

 (ĕn′fēld′)
n.
Any of several rifles formerly used by British and American troops, especially the .30- or .303-caliber, bolt-action, breechloading model.

[After Enfield, a borough of London, England.]

Enfield rifle

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a breech-loading bolt-action magazine rifle, usually .303 calibre, used by the British army until World War II and by other countries
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a 19th-century muzzle-loading musket used by the British army
[C19: from Enfield, where it was first made]

En′field ri′fle


n.
a bolt-action, breech-loading,.30-caliber magazine rifle used in World War I.
[after Enfield, England, where first made]
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As he was going out, he met Passepartout, who asked him if it would not be well, before taking the train, to purchase some dozens of Enfield rifles and Colt's revolvers.
With a racing pulse the lady claimed that she had seen a figure, one unmistakably dressed in an army uniform, complete with muddied trousers, a steel helmet and traditional Enfield rifle.
This combination completely outclassed and out-ranged the British Magazine Lee Enfield rifle, which fired the Mark II .
Currently, the Rangers are equipped with the Lee Enfield rifle, a weapon dating back to the 1940s, which has been kept in service due to its superb performance in Canadas austere northern climate.
They were a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun.
The Lee Enfield rifle has a wide sear and engages a wide surface of the cocking piece.
Deeside man Aaron Gray, 24, has been tasked with restoring a World War Two-era Lee Enfield rifle found by his comrades during a patrol in Helmand Province.
Then, he turned around, grabbed a Lee Enfield rifle, with bayonet attached, let out a guttural yell and assumed the en garde position
These rifles were also extremely heavy and, as their calibre was not compatible with the standard British Lee Enfield rifle, we had no ammunition.
The catalyst for revolution was a cartridge for the army's new Enfield rifle.
Big valise, small valise, gas mask, ammunition pouches, blanket and groundsheet, rolled and tied to the top of the big valise, Lee Enfield rifle and bayonet.
303 British Enfield rifle and seven rounds of ammunition - hardly a threat to the hundreds of wary hippo eyes that followed us on our course up the river.