303 Enfield Rifle How Safety Catch Works

Lee-Enfield rifles introduced in 1888 were in use throughout the British Empire from then until 1951, when they were gradually phased out. By 1957, Great Britain had switched to the .308 or NATO caliber. In the constantly changing world of military arms, 63 years is a very long lime for one rifle to remain the number one battle rifle. As a comparison, the ubiquitous Mauser 98 was introduced in 1888, but did not come on the scene as the 98 until 1898. The secret of the Lee- nfiet lt fs staying...

Disassembly of the Bolt for Cleaning and Inspection

Lee Enfield Disassembly Bolt

The bolt head can be unscrewed from the bolt body. This facilitates cleaning and inspection. The removal of the firing pin can be difficult. However, with the proper tool, it is a simple procedure for the person with some mechanical dexterity. With the bolt head removed, look at the front of the bolt and you wil see the two notches on both sides of the firing pin shoulder. Insert the t-shaped tool into the notches and turn the cocking piece until the lower two notches are reached. The firing...