A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield
Rifles & Carbines ISBN
978 0 949749 82 6
♢ Larger full A4 size, 608 pages (100+ more than LES)
♢ Heavy duty dust-jacket (210 gm)
♢ Original photos re-scanned & clarified with
grey backgrounds deep-etched or removed
♢ Some hundred more hi-resolution photos
♢ Nearly 1,400 photographs & drawings
♢ New models, items & manufacturers detailed
♢ Improved layouts on larger size pages
♢ Expanded index, abbreviations & bibliography lists
♢ 16 full colour pages on matte art paper
♢ Ribbon markers in red, white & blue
♢ Printed end-papers
This study is the nett product of more than four decades of world-wide research and
study which has evolved through two prior editions and many other related titles.
'The Lee-Enfield' is the ultimate account of a century’s development and issue of the
Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series.
The Lee Enfield rifle has proven itself as the finest
battle rifle of all time. No other firearm has served for so long at home and
abroad with such a proud record.
This study encompasses all aspects of Lee-Enfield development &
production... Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa & the
Far East. Rifles, carbines, bayonets, parts, tools, accessories &
ammunition are arranged into specific groups & chapters.
There are five new chapters—
• Preview, Model Identification
• Lee-Enfield Hybrids
• Serial Number Production Ranges
• Component Parts Evolution
• An Ammunition Summary
The Pattern Room collection and library (initially at Enfield RSAF, then at
Nottingham MOD, and now at Leeds) has been the primary source for samples
and records. With a larger format,
this presentation sets a new standard for collectors, students & shooters
of the venerable Lee-Enfield... indeed, for all arms books.
While the 'Lee-Enfield Story' has long been accepted as the definitive tome
on the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifle series, this new volume increases
the record from 504 to 608 pages and features improved photographic detail,
larger illustrations and an improved layout. The best comparison is best made
with the two editions side by side and checking page by page.
A special slip-cased Presentation Edition is
also available, limited to 303 numbered and signed copies. These feature
gold embossed leatherette covers and gilded page edges. This is our first
ever slip-cased commemorative. No expense has been spared in the production
of surely the finest book ever on the renowned Lee-Enfield family.
A Catalogued Encyclopedia of
Collective Revolvers &
ISBN 978 0 949749 83 3
> Full A4 page size
> 592 pages printed on matte art paper
> Over 1,440 items catalogued in alphabetical order
> Full colour printing with 3,550+ illustrations
> Heavy duty dust-jacket (210 gm)
> Ribbon markers in green, gold & black
> Printed end-papers
Each section is arranged in an essential chronological sequence following
the various models and their development.
Indexed & cross-indexed.
Technical data & notes accompanying each entry make this an ideal study. The colour illustrations provide more detail than is possible with so
many more written words. In fact, the use of a magnifying glass can
bring up fine detail even more.
This encyclopedia covers a wide range of models and makers of antique,
historical, sporting, presentation, target and service issue pistols and
revolvers. All from a lifetime of keen collecting.
Alphabetic categories are...
B~ British (other than Webley & Enfield)
C~ Colt Firearms
D~ Demonstration & Sectionised Cut-aways
E~ Enfield R.S.A.F.
F~ Free Western Europe (other than Germanic & Italy)
G~ Germanic & Austro-Hungarian
H~ High Standard & Mitchell
J~ Iver Johnson
K~ Signal & Flare Pistols
L~ Likeness Reproductions
M~ Miniatures & Models
N~ Non-aligned Countries
P~ Presentation Engraved
Q~ Sturm Ruger
R~ Remington Arms
S~ Smith & Wesson
T~ Savage & Stevens
U~ USSR & Eastern Europe
V~ Various other North American Makers
X~ Target & Competition
Y~ South America
Z~ Zuid Afrik Republic
Each handgun entry is numbered for ready reference.
Some items are cross-referenced where they may fall under more than one
category: e.g. Maker / Presentation; Maker / Cut-away; or
Australasian / Target; &c.
A special slip-cased Presentation Edition of 300
numbered copies has also been printed, with gold embossing and gilded page
ends in leatherette covers. Gloss-art slip case also has a cut-out window, a true collector's edition.
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