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.
Swapping his Sten for an Enfield rifle, he brought the fellow down first shot but was lightly wounded in the face just after.
Boral, Civil Military Operation (CMO) officer of the Army's 1st Special Forces Battalion (1st SFBn), said the four armed NPA fighters also voluntarily gave up and handed over to the 1st SFBn their one M16 Armalite rifle, two Caliber 30 M1 Garand rifles, one Caliber 30 M1 Carbine rifle and one Caliber 30 Enfield rifle, all with live bullets.
SARCO was also there with MP-44, Thompson, Enfield rifle, MP-40, and Ml Carbine "dummy guns" for reenactors or the public to buy.
Violet the cat had to have her leg amputated Among the weapons found were a Greener GP shotgun, a Voere Voehrenbach 22 Rifle, a Mossberg pump-action shotgun and an Enfield rifle.
Even though I was not too sure about it, I have had it checked with a local gunsmith to verify that it is a real 1861 Enfield rifle. It's just that I have never seen one that was inlayed with mother of pearl before.
1 Deactivated AK47 2 Deactivated Lee Enfield Rifle 3 Air rifle 4 Air rifle 5 Air Rifle 6 Deactivated Browning M50 machine gun 5
We uncovered an Enfield rifle in Flint, North Wales.
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. As soon as she screamed, the apparition seemed to vanish!
This combination completely outclassed and out-ranged the British Magazine Lee Enfield rifle, which fired the Mark II .303 cartridge--hard-hitting but ballistically wanting.
His decision was to pursue a conversion of the existing Enfield rifle that would put a breechloader into the hands of troops as quickly as possible, while simultaneously beginning work on the design of a dedicated breech-loading rifle and cartridge to serve well into the future.