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    Arrow Lee Enfield Sights (Slideshow)

    Thought this may be of interest, and maybe a candidate for a 'sticky'

    Used by the HBSA at the imperial War Museum





    Last edited by Badger; 02-27-2017 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Edited post to convert to video and embed in post for members easier viewing...
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    Photo 53, the adjusting tool shown isn't for a No5 rifle but a Sterling SMG. It is the TOOL, adjusting, foresight No5 but it is not for the rifle. It is the No5 TOOL. I think that the TOOL, adjusting foresight No4 is for the No5 rifle.

    Photo 57. Those backsights were done on the cheap for the L81 A1 Cadet target rifle. It is said that P-H made them so dire to the point of sheer crap so that the competitive school Cadet Forces would be obliged to buy P-H sights to get onto the target. But, alas, not just your old P-H Mauser sight that you might have handy as it fouled the bolt when you lifted the handle

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    Plate number 15 is "I believe" a HUMPHRIES, made in Canadaicon around 1917 - 20.
    Humphries was a native Canadian (First Nations) who worked out of Vancouver, BC. Canada
    I have the identical sight with his name hand stamped on it.

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    Great thanks.....

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    Lots of mistakes and missed sights, pity.
    This was done back about '09 if I remember correctly, pity he hadn't contacted a sight collector, he's missed more than he found.
    Still, at least he made the effort.
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    Lots of mistakes and missed sights, pity.
    This was done back about '09 if I remember correctly, pity he hadn't contacted a sight collector, he's missed more than he found.
    Still, at least he made the effort.
    Absolutely correct - but its a bit like Skennertonicon (and others') books - you publish what you know at the time and a month ot two late someone says "if only you'd asked me ......."

    We all have to start somewhere.

    Maybe we can take this thread as an opportunity to build upon the knowledge and add pictures and info so as to get a more complete listing.
    Come on - add those weird and wonderful sights you've got hiding in the "shed".
    Mine are not the best, but they are not too bad. I can think of lots of Enfields I'd rather have but instead of constantly striving for more, sometimes it's good to be satisfied with what one has...

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    I was thinking the same as AdeE too. Like writing a book. The first person to read it immediately knows more than you. He knows all that you have justy written PLUS the tiny bit he knew before....., usually one of the fallacies that his dad told him. And the only reason he's actually reading your book is because he's interested in the subject! I heard last week that the millionth Sten gun was gold plated! I mean........ gold plate a Sten gun when we were at our lowest point! And how would any of the makers know that THEIR gun was the millionth?

    Such is life!

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    Give me time Alan, PL's been at me too, but at the moment I'm halfway through writing a book on my Rifle Club, 114 years and four ranges and still going strong.
    But it will happen.
    Tony Cattermole has done some interesting subjects, well worth following if you are into black powder.

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    Just stay up a little later or get up a little earlier Muff make time. Pics mate pics

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    That's easy for you to say, Bindii. I've been up a couple of hours before the sun even gets out of bed on your side
    I once posted pic's on the old shooters forum, must have overloaded it cause the closed down it was a far better site than the new Shooting Australiaicon one.

    I have six of these chests, a bloody lot of cash tied up in them, these are just a few draws.


    .........and these pic's are out of date

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