The Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I Rifle Short is a variant of the British Lee-Enfield rifles. The first Lee-Enfield models were designed in 1895, the most famous SMLE MKIII was introduced in 1907, but the No 4 variant was designed in 1939 to answer to the need of easily manufactured rifles of the carbine. They were adopted to the British, Canadian, Australian (and other Commonwealth countries). Armed Forces in 1941, where it saw mass-production. Many wartime No. 4 rifles were manufactured in Canada due to a shortage of supplies in Great Britain, and due to the damage caused to British manufacturing by the German Luftwaffe during the Blitz.
Battlefield 1942EditThe No 4 is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1942 as the standard issue rifle for the Allied Engineer kit (with the exception of the USMC and British Commandos, who receive the M1 Garand and Shotgun, respectively.) Its Axis equivalent is the K98K, which it is identical to in terms of stats.
It is a generally reliable rifle, capable of killing in 2 body shots or a single headshot and possessing good accuracy. Recoil is not a problem because the bolt-action function prevents continuous and overwhelming fire. The No 4 primarily struggles in close quarters due to its low rate of fire; players may want to switch to the Colt or Knife when engaging nearby enemies.
The No4 Sniper is a scoped variant of the No 4 rifle. It is issued to the Scout kits of the Allies. It shares the same exact properties as the No 4 rifle with the exception of being more accurate while moving, having a faster bullet velocity as well as having a scope. As a downside, it has a slightly slower rate of fire than its normal counterpart. The bolt can only be worked out of scoped view; firing again will cause the player to unscope and work the bolt.
The No 4 Sniper is a weapon introduced in the official WWII mod for Battlefield Vietnam as the standard sniper rifle of the USMC for the Scout kit. It can kill with a single round to the head or two to the torso. It reloads one round at a time instead of inserting a clip of five rounds like in the previous game, which means it can be reloaded without the loss of any ammunition at the cost of a long reload.
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In the singleplayer war story Tirailleur, the Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I is the standard rifle of the Senegalese colonial troops of the Free French Forces, used by non-player characters in gameplay. In cutscenes the Lee-Enfield is replaced by either Kar98ks or Ross MkIIIs.
The Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk I is the starting weapon of the Recon class, and is unlocked by default. Of all the bolt-action rifles in game, the weapon has the largest magazine capacity and highest fire rate, but with low bullet velocity and damage.
- The player character uses the No.4 with the middle finger speed-firing technique - commonly called "Mad minute" due to its association with the drill - where the user operates the bolt with their thumb and index finger and pulls the trigger with their middle finger. In gameplay, this technique is reflected in the No.4's faster rate of fire than other bolt-action rifles.