Book Review: Special Service Lee-Enfields

To go along with the week’s focus on self-loading Enfield conversions, we have a copy of Ian Skennerton’s Small Arms Identification volume #13, Special Service Lee-Enfields: Commando and Auto Models. It’s only about 47 pages long and predominantly on the silenced de Lisle carbine, but also includes information and some photos on all the different Lee Enfield semiauto and full auto conversions – the New Zealand Charlton, the Australian Electrolux Charlton, the South African Reider, the British Howell, and the Howard Francis blowback carbine.It’s not a whole lot of info, but more than you’ll find on these guns in any other print reference. And hey, the information on the de Lisle is very cool too.

You can purchase this volume (and all of Ian Skennerton’s other works) from the author’s web site, at www.skennerton.com for $10 plus postage. However, there are a couple copies on Amazon for half that, so the first few folks interested can get a great deal: