I also mentioned that a couple of WW2 veterans told me that they'd been issued British Lee Enfield rifles at boot camp due to shortages of US rifles.
Heres another instance of the British Enfield in US use.
In 1942, because of shortages of arms, rifles and much other military equipment issued military colleges were withdrawn. Citadel cadets drilled without rifles until a limited number of British Lee-Enfield rifles, unfit for firing, were acquired in 1944 for drill purposes only. Those were replaced by the 1903 rifles later in 1944. When the Corps of Cadets was first armed with the M1 rifle in 1946, the Summerall Guards and the Volunteers were also equipped with that weapon. However, in 1957 the Summerall Guards managed to secure from Army resources enough '03s to arm the unit
Occasionally I'll post about some things which are not common knowledge. If so bear with me and I'll find confirmation when it becomes available.
Not everything that ever happened has made it to the net yet, and that which has isn't always so easy to find a link to.