|Length:||3 ft. 8½ ins.|
|Length with bayonet:||5 ft. 1½ ins.|
|Weight:||8 lbs. 10½ ozs.|
|Weight with bayonet:||9 lbs. 11½ ozs.|
|Barrel:||2 ft. 1 in.|
|Feed:||magazine, 10 round box|
|Range of sights:||200 to 2,000 yds.|
The SMLE was the primary weapon of the British Army throughout WWI and the inter-war period. It was used by the regular army in various theatres during WWII, being superseded by the Nº4 rifle. The Nº4 was, in essence, a refinement of the SMLE. As the Nº4 was not (under normal circumstances) issued to the Home Guard, it is not included in this site.