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outdated weapons, and if I were to use this for home defense, I wouldn't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
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
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
Andre Fowler: @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
Andre Fowler: do they send to UK with ok shipping cost?
Denix British Lee-Enfield SMLE 303 non-firing replica rifle World War II4.9
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