The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield, AKA SMLE, is a British bolt-action rifle featured in Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Medal of Honor: European Assault and Medal of Honor: Heroes. The Enfield was the standard rifle for the British Army from 1895 until 1957. The Enfield had many variants, most notably the De Lisle carbine which was a heavily modified Enfield rifle developed for commando units. The L42A1 is based on the No.4 Enfield and it was the British Army's standard sniper rifle from 1970 until 1990 when it's got replaced by the L96 sniper rifle. The Enfield was the fastest bolt-action rifle during World War 2.

Medal of Honor: Allied AssaultEdit

The Lee-Enfield appears in the game Allied Assault in the 2 expansion packs, Spearhead and Breakthrough.

Single PlayerEdit

The SMLE is a weapon usable in Spearhead's first mission "Welcome to France." The player receives it when he/she meets up with a trio of British Commandos who inform the player of scattered 101st Airborne paratroopers, who give him/her a Lee-Enfield, a Mk. 2 Sten SMG, and an Webley Revolver. It has as much power as the Springfield, but with the highest ammo capacity of all bolt-action rifles, it is essentially the best one to use in Allied Assault.


In Breakthrough, the scoped Enfield is used by Allied forces as their main sniper rifle. It is a 1-hit kill to the head and chest, 2 to the torso, and 3 hit kill on the limbs, and the capacity of 10 rounds is huge for a bolt-action of such power, these qualities make this weapon the best Sniper in the game.


The L42A1 is a scoped variant of the Lee-Enfield featured in the Breakthrough expansion pack for Allied Assault. It has a faster reload speed than its non-scoped counterparts due to its usage of magazines instead of the typical dual stripper clip feed. One inaccuracy players should know is that the gun didn't exist in WW2, but was introduced in the early 1970s instead. The British sniper rifle of WWII was the Lee Enfield No4 Mk 1 T that was basically a scoped version of the Lee Enfield No4 Mk 1 Rifle.

Medal of Honor: FrontlineEdit

In Medal of Honor: Frontline, the SMLE can be seen being used by the British paratroopers in Arnhem Knights. It is unobtainable by the player. Although the paratroopers seem to use a bolt, there is no handle present on the rifle. 

Medal of Honor: Rising SunEdit

The Lee-Enfield is in the game Medal of Honor: Rising Sun used only by Allied NPC's, it is seen used by real-life guerilla fighter Martin Clemmens on Guadalcanal in the mission Pistol Pete and by other native guerilla fighters against IJA (Imperial Japanese Army) forces. 

Medal of Honor: European AssaultEdit

Only appears in the North African campaign as one of the starting weapons the SMLE has great accuracy, range and stopping power, and is equipped with a scope. However, it has a slow rate of fire.

Medal of Honor: Heroes Edit

The Enfield returns in Heroes and in campaign can be picked up in a few levels. It appears in multiplayer/skirmish mode as well as a selectable starting weapon. Usually takes 2 shot to kill an enemy, one shot if it's on low health or a heashot. It holds only 5 rounds making the Gewehr-43 a superior weapon with twice as much ammo in the magazine. The Enfield uses the M1 Garand's sounds even the *ping* sound in reload. In Heroes 2 the Enfield replaced by the Springfield which model is a modified and retextured version of the Enfield's model.  


  • The SMLE in Frontline uses the same firing sound as the M1 Garand.
  • The Enfield typically is shown reloading via magazine changes, in reality, the magazine was only detachable for ease of cleaning, not reloading, soldiers were issued 1 spare magazine, and 12 stripper clips, this was the standard way of reloading all box magazine fed rifles of the era, including the G41, G43 and SVT 38/40 rifles