Howell Automatic Rifle

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Howell Automatic Rifle
Type Automatic Rifle
Place of origin  United Kingdom
Service history
Used by Home Guard
Cartridge .303 British
Action Gas
Rate of fire Semi automatic
Feed system 10 / 20 round box magazine
Sights Iron

The Howell Automatic Rifle an automatic conversion for the Lee–Enfield rifle.[1] The weapon was reliable but unergonomic for the user as the force of the recoiling bolt interfered with handling. Similar conversions were the South African Rieder and Charlton of Australian/New Zealand origin which had full automatic capability.


  1. ^ Special Service Lee Enfields: Commando and Auto Models by Ian Skennerton. Published by Ian D Skennerton, PO Box 80, Labrador 4215, Australia, 2001. ISBN 0-949749-37-0. Paperback, 48 pp, 50 plus b & w drawings and photos, 210 x 274 mm

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