Ian Cooper: A fairly decent replica, in that Denix has made a working bolt assembly, a
working magazine catch and removable magazine. Also, if you file down the
bayonet mount just a tad, a real SMLE bayonet will attach to it. I've owned
a real SMLE No. 1 Mk. 3* (the weapon which this is based on) and unless you
know it well, it's hard to spot that this is not a real SMLE, unless you
handle it and start trying to put the safety on, or load the magazine or
something. The giveaway in terms of looks are the holes in the foresight
guards - they'd be right for an SMLE No4, but not for a No1. Also, the
stacking swivel has no gap so stacking is impossible - easily fixed with a
metal saw and some black paint.
There is one major drawback with this replica, and that's the swivel band -
it's way too big and it will eventually work its way loose. The best way to
fix it is to buy a real swivel band and file down the handguard and
forestock to accept it. That way you can attach a surplus SMLE sling to it.
Minor disappointments are the lack of working rear sight adjustment and the
lack of a working safety catch.
As an expat Briton who occasionally participates in WW1 living history
events here in the USA, I really appreciate not having to buy a real SMLE,
with all the federal licensing that requires. Sure, it doesn't shoot, but
I'm not in the hobby to "play army", nor am I big on target shooting with
outdated weapons, and if I were to use this for home defense, I wouldn't
last long, because .303 ammo is kinda hard to find. So this does what I
need it to do, and without having to worry about weapon safety.
PandaCheese: Love how people say these don't look real I have used Innoc versions of
this for Drill and Ceremonial purposes (Innoc means just the firearm with
the firing pin cut and bolt welded shut) ahd this looks extremely similar
to the real thing you would have to look really close to tell the
difference. The fact is it would trick more people with the moving bolt
than an Innoc one with no moving bolt (and the Innoc one is real!) so it
is pretty detailed... Just saying I taught .303 Drill I know what one of
these looks like ahaha
Darren Saltiel: This is pathetic move to a free country and buy a real smle replicas are a
spit in the face to those who want freedom and just a tease to those who
cannot own real firearms
gpgpgpgp1000: A great use for this, the reason I bought mine, is you can make the Star
Wars Jawa Ion blaster without destroying a real Lee-Enfield. The stock is
real wood so you can cut it down for the Jawa gun. The original prop was a
modified Lee-Enfield with a grenade launching "cup" on the end.
XsizmGamer: Can you disassemble die nix replicas
Panzerfanlol c:: @kent sum
they don't have amazing detail compeered to the Airsoft guns because
airsoft is built to scale, and in the same models if you look at some
documentaries they state that the Kalashkanov Is built in the factorys
where they make real ak-47s
Panzerfanlol c:: do they send to UK with ok shipping cost?
taiko729: okay cool
Ben Heavy: Can this take a Lee-enfield NO.4 spike bayonet? Can you push bullets in to
kent sum: hey just to say if someones gunna spend a few hundred on these dam things
how come they dont pay attention to deatail i mean my airfoft guns look
more real than these freaking thing 200 for replica 100 for airsoft airsoft
cheaper and looks better,on most of these guns but a few are actually
Rifleman Moore: The woodwork is the main component. The muzzle cap has a short section of
barrel in it, then it stops, if you take apart the woodwork there's no
C J Campbell: denix do both the hook quillon and cut quillon smle bayonet for this
rifle...but some examples may need to be filed around the lug to fit...some
C J Campbell: BARREL IS ONLY AS LONG AS THE FIRST BARREL BAND..AFTER THAT THERE IS NO
506PIR101Airborne: the sad thing is that my real one costed me as much as a replica would
gpgpgpgp1000: Toys don't usually cost about $150 - $200, or weigh in at 7 pounds.
Garrus Vakarian: For a Denix model, this actually looks quite nice (I've heard good things
about their longarms/large machine gun replicas). Very very tempted to get
Dashie: its ok but my grand father had one of these (im an aussie) and that's what
i learned to shoot with this one over all looks a lot smaller than the real
thing and the magazine is longer than the real thing
taiko729: would the lug on the front actually hold a bayonet?
Alexbadman1138: can u attach a real bayonet to this? if not can u attach any bayonet on?
drtrekwars: Can this replica chamber replica ammo? Just so you have something to fly
out when you pull the bolt back :P
pajax6: That is what you call a toy.
ReplicaGuns: smaller replicas yes.
taiko729: Really? Where do you find denix bayonets?
gunman098: i just got my denix lee enfield yesterday and i really love it, its going
to make a real good wall hanger or to scare of burglars, lol hahaha
grizz474: Whats the point of a replica, are they for movie props and decorations or
some other reason?
C J Campbell: no...you cannot make it do any of these features
Lucius Cornelius Macro: It might be too late, but I hate the AK. I'd get the Lee Enfield instead. A
lot more funt to play with and in my opinion a better looking rifle.
german canuck: ship to canada?
fishandchips85: Might I ask what metal was used?
greenday101195: I want to buy another Denix replica, but not sure which. I'm torn between
getting the lee enfield bolt action, the AK-47 with stock, or the black
1911 with wood grips. Advice? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
drtrekwars: God bless Denix :'D
fishandchips85: Time to start saving up
MrOlekul: can you disassemble denix guns?
ReplicaGuns: @MrRichie1945 Yes, all my Australian buyers have gotten a permit, which I
print off and include in the package, just in case Customs officials open
john guns: does a real lee enfield magazine fit into the gun?
ReplicaGuns: Denix usually plug their barrels about halfway (on the aft end)
VassiliSokolov: looks like all i would have to do to make this real is change the barrel,
buy a new bolt, and fix the safety. Nice job Denix.
QWASZX642: well no airsoft gun you buy for 100 is full metal and real wood and im
almost certain they dont make lee enfield airsoft guns
URAGamekid: Do you ship to the United Arab Emirates, and us it legal to ship there
without a license?
gpgpgpgp1000: I bought mine to do a Jawa ion blaster replica. It was actually cheaper
than trying to find a close-looking airsoft rifle with an actual wooden
stock. Real wood is a necessity since you need to cut it down for a Jawa
gun. The real Star Wars 1977 prop used an actual chopped down Lee Enfield
with the grenade-launcher cup at the end.
Stuart Nezza: Its a good model appart from the sights not being functional as that lets
it down .
BOT101st: I know a few who have these, they are well built and can fit an original
bayonet on the end, so look the part for reenactments etc, bit iffy on the
bolt and some parts to it...
C J Campbell: hi...do an internet search for the british company sof mail order..denix
make both long and short bayonets for the garand, and hook and non hook
quillon bayonets for the smle, also they do an arisaka bayonet, all these
are on the uk dealers listing
C J Campbell: no the mag is not functional..its a seperate base on an empty shell which
sits on inner lugs, there is no spring mechanism, it will not chamber or
cycle any ammo
AJ Nelson: AK or Lee-Enfield and also, can the smle chamber like 1 dummy round to
eject or something, cuz if I buy one I want it to eject shells
ReplicaGuns: @jcole2013 There is no orange plug. I assume because it is a replica of a
pre-1898 designed gun.
ReplicaGuns: Hello.. Yes we have shipped to Australia with no problems, all of the
buyers have obtained an importers permit. ---You will need to contact
Australian Customs and complete form B709A. As I understand it, it is easy
to get approved. Apparently, it is just an import permit so they can know
what is coming into the country. Thanks for your interest!
Kevin McCumskay: This particular model has a major flaw in that the rear box housing for the
firing pin breaks very easily bearing in mind its only pot metal. The only
really decent thing is the furniture but please note will not fit a live
firer or de-ac SMLE. I personally know of three people who have had to
return examples of this repro due to breakages. Do yourself a favour, walk
on by, save your pennies and pick up a de-ac or live firer...AVOID!!!!
aviationfreak08: i hate denix