We know you have been waiting a (very) long time for this iconic rifle-but the Lee-Enfield SMLE® (in CO2 Steel .177 BB format) is finally on its way to us.Our original plan was to ship those orders that had been pre-paid by air, but subsequently to the factory obtaining the original export licence to ship by air, the law has been changed in China to ban shipments of airguns and airgun pellets (along with other weapons) by air. (See Press cutting below).
Therefore the entire first production run of 400 rifles is now in the process of being shipped by sea. For those customers who have pre-paid for their SMLE’s they are guaranteed delivery from this first shipment. The balance of orders will then be fulfilled on a “First in First Out” basis.
Please be aware that we hold orders for significantly more rifles than the 400 on the first shipment, this shortfall together with future orders will be fulfilled from the next shipment that is already in production
Over the last 12 months we have been working hard with the factory to produce key features, such as :-
- All wood and metal construction
- Same weight and dimensions as the original
- 600fps velocity (temperature and BB weight dependant)-The highest velocity Steel BB rifle in Europe
- 35+ full-power shots from a single CO2 capsule
- 15 shot magazine
- Authentic Brass Butt Plate with Oil storage compartment
- Accepts original accessories such as slings and bayonets-Ideal for re-enactors.
- Shipped in full-colour bespoke-cut carton (See above)
- User manual in period sepia.
We have extensively leak and jam tested the rifle and were delighted with the reliability shown in the results.
Additional Combined Magazine/Valve units are available as an optional extra at RRP £59.99. , replica webbing rifle slings at £19.99 and Lee Enfield BBGold! Branded Copper coated steel BB’s at £9.99