Birmingham Small Arms Company
Bolt action rifle
5 or 10 round
2,040 ft/s (620 m/s)
The Lee-Speed rifle was a bolt action rifle based on James Paris Lee's rear-locking bolt system and detachable magazine. Early models were fitted with barrels using the radiused rifling developed by William Ellis Metford, while later models used the Enfield rifling as contemporary British rifles.
The weapon was a sporting variant of the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles made for civilian shooters. However, it was frequently bought by Army officers who wanted a firearm made to a higher standard than the issued rifle.