Verdun Wiki

This article is about the standard rifle found in-game. For the sawn-off version, see Lee Enfield Mark III* Sawn-Off

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) Mark III was introduced on 26 January 1907, capable of firing 20-30 aimed shots per minute effectively up to 500m. The simplified war-time Mark III* was introduced in 1915.
– Official Verdun Weapon Guide[1]

The SMLE or, as represented in the game as the Short Magazine Lee Enfield Mk III*, is a the standard bolt-action rifle for the Tommies, Highlanders, Canadian, and ANZAC squads in Verdun. Able to hold ten rounds, it is reload with two 5-round stripper clips.

The bolt cycles out in approximately 1.1 seconds, while reloading from empty takes approximately twenty seconds with two roughly ten second charger clips.[2]

The SMLE is not an inherently accurate rifle. It has a relatively wide sway, consistent with other carbine or short rifles in the game. However, its high rate of fire compared to many of the other bolt action rifles and large magazine compensates for this with the simple volume of fire.

Like all rifles, accuracy issues can be reduced by crouching, going prone, or use of the hold breath command to stabilise the sights.


The rifle has two attachments:

  • M1907 SMLE Bayonet
  • Aldis M1916 Scope

Like all attachments, these cost one career point each to unlock in Rifle Deathmatch mode and can be switched for a different load-out at respawn.


Rifles and carbines Central Powers Gew. 88/05Gew. 98Kar. 88Kar. 98AZ
Entente BerthierGew. 89Kar. 89LebelMLEMousqueton (M16) • P14P17RossSMLE (Sawn-Off) • SpringfieldRSC 17RSC 18
Machine guns Central Powers MadsenMG08/15MG08/18MP18i
Entente BARChauchat (CSRG M18) • HotchkissLewis
Handguns Central Powers C96Luger (Artillery) • Reichsrevolver
Entente FN1900M1892M1911RubyWebleyWebley-Scott
Melee and grenades Central Powers Boker KnifeEierhandgranateFeldspatenGeballte Ladung 6xGeballte Ladung 9xM15M17
Entente F1MillsTrenchclubVenguer KnifeEgg Grenade
Other WexM1897TankGewehrBinocs
Call-ins ArtilleryPlaneGasHeavy mortarSmokescreen