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The Turner SMLE was a prototype semi-automatic conversion of the bolt-action Short-Magazine Lee-Enfield. Designed by American gunsmith Russel Turner, it was intended for use by Canada. A single unit was manufactured in 1941 for testing as a potentially cheaper alternative to the M1 Garand, which it was trialled against. Although Turner's conversion performed comparatively well it was rejected for formal adoption by the Canadian Army due to its high mechanical complexity. The Turner uses a side-tilting bolt system similar to the ZH-29.
— In-game description
The Turner SMLE is a weapon featured in Battlefield V. It first appeared in the Closed Beta available for play at Gamescom.
The Turner shares many similarities with the MAS 44, with an identical damage model, fire rate, magazine size and reserve ammunition capacity, when unmodified. The weapon is a three shot kill out to 30m and a four shot at 50m, suffering some of the highest drop-off out of the stripper-clip fed rifles. Its performance at range is further hampered by a relatively low muzzle velocity. To make up for its deficiencies, it has a higher-than-average rate of fire, moderate recoil properties, and decent damage output at closer to medium ranges, but is held back by its rather low magazine capacity and lengthy reload time when using stripper clips.
The specialization tree offers a mixture of upgrades to the weapon's handling capabilities, with each side providing statistical buffs when stationary and moving. Probably its most compelling choice is at rank 3, where players can remediate the Turner's reload times with either a Magazine Extension to 20 rounds or quick-change Detachable Magazines. In addition the Recoil Buffer upgrade reduces vertical recoil from 1.32 to 1.056.