"Take a look around you at the world we've come to know, Does it seem to be much more than a crazy circus show? But maybe from the madness something beautiful will grow, In a brave new world, With just a handful of men. We'll start, we'll start all over again"
The Lee-Garrot is a standard issue rifle assigned to all new agents. It's design lacks any form of derivative influence, but is actually the result of several years of improvement over earlier firing mechanisms and rifling. The weapon itself is a descendant of earlier British rifles used before the arrival of the Martians.