Howell Automatic Rifle

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

The Howell Automatic Rifle is 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 New Zealand origin which had full automatic capability.

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  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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