The Lee Enfield SMLE, or Short Magazine Lee Enfield, was the standard British rifle during both World Wars. Though supplemented greatly in the Second by the no. 4 Lee Enfield it was never replaced. Chambered in the iconic .303 British, and equipped with a 17-inch sword Bayonet, the Lee Enfield served with distinction. kNown for it's rugged reliability and lighting fast action, german troops mistook fire from Lee Enfield to that of Machine Gun fire several times during World War 1.