The Magazine Lee-Enfield (or MLE) MK.I, nicknamed "Long Lee" was introduced in 1895. It was the first in the line of Lee-Enfield rifles, capable of handling the new smokeless powder cartridges using the more rigid Enfield rifling. Otherwise identical to the Lee-Metford Mk. II, sporting the distinctive dust cover and lack of charger bridge for stripper clips.
– Official Verdun Weapon Guide