I decided to start doing some animations again for the summer and started this after my college finals. But since I have summer classes starting I saw how little time I had for making sure this is 100% perfect, so there might be some slight imperfection, not too big to notice. But no worries, I will try my best to update this a bit more as the time comes. Maybe add a scope cause that would look pretty cool. But who knows.
Also I'm not really sure on how to use this new submission form so some stuff might be off.
Enjoy! Also feel free to use the animations, just be sure to credit the authors! Small Stuff About the Enfield SMLE MK III
The Enfield SMLE is the main battle rifle of the British and Commonwealth, used most notably WWI and WWII. The SMLE means "Short Magazine Lee-Enfield", which this model is based on. The Enfield used .303 British, which was used by Commonwealth countries and by the British.
I love it so far and I dont have many complains, but I don´t understand a thing about modding. I just have one problem, when I draw the gun it plays the reloading animation, anyway this can be fixed? Ty :)
The SMLE Mk. 1 was introduced on 1 January 1904. The barrel was now halfway in length between the original long rifle and the carbine, at 25.2 inches (640 mm).
The iconic Lee–Enfield rifle, the SMLE Mk III, was introduced on 26 January 1907, along with a Pattern 1907 (P'07) sword bayonet and featured a simplified rear sight arrangement and a fixed, rather than a bolt-head-mounted sliding, charger guide. During the First World War, the SMLE Mk III was found to be too complicated to manufacture (an SMLE Mk III rifle cost the British Government £3/15/-) and demand was outstripping supply, so in late 1915 the Mk III* was introduced, which incorporated several changes, the most prominent of which were the deletion of the magazine cut-off mechanism, which when engaged permits the feeding and extraction of single cartridges only while keeping the cartridges in the magazine in reserve, and the long-range volley sights.
In the early 1930s, a batch of 2,500 No. 4 Mk. I rifles were made for Trials. These were similar to the No. 1 Mk. VI but had a flat left side and did away with the chequering on the furniture. Observed examples are dated 1931 and 1933. Roughly 1,400 of these were converted to No. 4 MK. I (T) sniper rifles in 1941-1942 at RSAF Enfield. By the late 1930s, the need for new rifles grew and the Rifle, No. 4 Mk I was officially adopted in 1941. The No. 4 action was similar to the Mk VI, but stronger and most importantly, easier to mass-produce. Unlike the SMLE, that had a nose cap, the No 4 Lee–Enfield barrel protruded from the end of the forestock.
The SMLE was completely phased out of service by the time WWII had started and all British soldiers were armed with No. 4 Enfields. The only SMLEs were still in service to the commonwealth colonies or sold off to British allies in Asia and India.
Also these textures are very flat and lacking any detail whatsoever. As for the animations, the bolt does not travel back far enough to look like it strips a cartridge off the magazine. Also the bolt can be operated way faster than that. Not to mention that charger loading is not that easy and requires two chargers to fill the magazine to capacity. I would know, as I have a SMLE Mk III* modified to look like a No. 5 and can handle it pretty well.
Also I noticed your presentation video was done in GMod, not CSS. Very misleading.