|Type||Bolt action rifle|
|Place of origin||United Kingdom|
|Designer||James Paris Lee|
Birmingham Small Arms Company
|Length||49.5 in (1,257 mm)|
|Barrel length||30.2 in (767mm)|
|Cartridge||Cartridge .303 Mk I|
|Calibre||.303 inch (7.7 mm)|
|Rate of fire||20 rounds/minute|
|Muzzle velocity||2,040 ft/s (620 m/s)|
|Effective range||~800 yards (730 m)|
|Maximum range||1,800 yards (1,600 m)|
|Feed system||5 or 10-round magazine|
|Sights||Sliding leaf rear sights, Fixed-post front sights, "Dial" long-range volley sights|
The Lee-Speed rifle was a bolt action rifle based on James Paris Lee's rear-locking bolt system and detachable magazine. Early models were fitted with barrels using the radiused rifling designed by William Ellis Metford. while later models used the same square "Enfield" rifling as contemporary British military rifles.
The weapon was a sporting variant of the well known Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles made for civilian shooters, though often purchased by Army officers who wanted a rifle made to a higher standard of fit and finish than the issued military rifle.
Officers pattern, with bayonet mount.
Officers pattern, without bayonet mount.
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