+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Lee Enfield .22 Hornet Mount

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member TheAlpineWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Last On
    10-29-2020 @ 12:54 AM
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    24
    Local Date
    10-31-2020
    Local Time
    05:47 PM
    Real Name
    Sam

    Exclamation Lee Enfield .22 Hornet Mount

    Hi All,
    Just looking for some advice on what mount would fit the holes drilled in this Lithgowicon .22 Hornet SMLE conversion.
    Regards,
    Sam.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2020-09-27 at 6.29.16 pm.png‎
Views:	110
Size:	290.8 KB
ID:	111298  

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire Family owned and operated since 1962, Simpson LTD is the largest collector firearms store in the Midwest. Our globally sourced inventory represents many eras, with an emphasis on World War II and our favorite firearm, the Luger, of which we typically have 2,500 in stock.  Inventory changes daily with 10,000 firearms ready to ship; along with accessories, militaria, and hundreds of book titles. We also offer appraisals, consignment services ranging from single items to full collections, and we are one of the most reliable and competitively priced import and export services available.  We do not offer parts or gunsmithing, but we have a little bit of everything else. Visit our website for more information and our new technical video series Speaking Luger, and like Simpson Ltd on Facebook for updates, previews, and more. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses. Banner AD Space Available - Click HERE to Inquire
     

  3. #2
    Member BradJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Last On
    10-26-2020 @ 09:49 PM
    Location
    Qld Australia
    Posts
    7
    Local Date
    10-31-2020
    Local Time
    04:47 PM
    Real Name
    Brad
    Hi Sam. Most of the Lithgowicon hornets which are actually Slazenger model 24's converted by Lithgow were fitted with Field Side mounts. Field being the brand name. As far as I know they are long out of production but you might find a good second hand one. It's possible it was drilled for something else though. I thought the Field mounts only had two retaining screws but your receiver seems to have 3 holes. You might need to do a bit more digging but I'd start by looking into the Field mounts and see if that's what fits. I have the same rifle by the way, only mine is all original and has never had a scope fitted. I sometimes wish it had a scope but I can't bring myself to drill holes in it.

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Really Senior Member Bruce_in_Oz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 11:08 PM
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,977
    Local Date
    10-31-2020
    Local Time
    01:47 AM
    I have one of the steel "interface" plates on the desk in front of me. I suspect it came off a "Hornet", because a previous owner has ground some "extra clearance" for the special "external" ejector system used in these. Once fitted, it would be pretty hard to see the "handiwork".

    There are three countersunk hole to accommodate the fixing screws and two threaded holes to which the actual "mount /rings" assembly is attached. The catch is that from a quick visual, the "interface" to suit your rifle is slightly longer than the one here.

    Try asking around some of the older gun shops for "Field" side-mount bits and pieces. Most of them use steel for the "interface / adapter" plate and the ring / mount" set is usually some sort of machined aluminium casting.


    Cheers,
    Bruce

  6. #4
    Member TheAlpineWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Last On
    10-29-2020 @ 12:54 AM
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    24
    Local Date
    10-31-2020
    Local Time
    05:47 PM
    Real Name
    Sam
    Thread Starter
    Hi Bruce,
    Thanks for the advice!
    I will have a look around, never seen so many holes in a receiver before and will see what I can drum up!
    Regards,
    Sam.

    ---------- Post added at 04:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:52 PM ----------

    Hi Brad,
    Thanks for the info, I will look into that type of mount and see if it fits!
    Regards,
    Sam.


  7. #5
    Really Senior Member Bruce_in_Oz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 11:08 PM
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,977
    Local Date
    10-31-2020
    Local Time
    01:47 AM
    Wolf!

    Check your Personal messages!

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. NEw caliber??? .22 hornet
    By newcastle in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-25-2019, 11:03 AM
  2. A little Hornet info
    By RJW NZ in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-29-2012, 02:11 AM
  3. A little Hornet followed me home...
    By RJW NZ in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 12-20-2011, 01:13 AM
  4. ...and a .22 Hornet from Lithgow
    By RJW NZ in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-19-2010, 06:34 PM
  5. .22 hornet long branch
    By superbee in forum Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip"
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-17-2009, 09:50 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts