The Lee-Enfield was the main British infantry weapon in the from the 1880s through the Great War, and remained in use into the Second World War until it was replaced from frontline service by the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle (L1A1 SLR), a British variant of the Belgian FN FAL in 1957. It was a bolt-action rifle loaded with two five-round stripper clips and was capable of a high rate of fire with well-trained riflemen being able to fire between 15-30 aimed rounds in under one minute due to the rifle's short, "cock on closing" bolt-action.
Despite being replaced from frontline service, the Lee-Enfield is still seeing action in various regional conflicts in the present day as well as the Lee-Enfield is still used as a second-line or reserve rifle in the armed forces of numerous countries e.g. India, Pakistan, Canada. The Lee-Enfield series rifles also continued to see service as a sniper rifle in the British Army and Royal Marines until it was replaced with the Accuracy International L96 sniper rifle in the late 1980s/early 1990s.