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    Is this a LB Mk1 Rearsight?

    Would appreciate second opinions on this rear sight.

    I/we think this is possibly an early BSA marked 'B' rear sight which has been doctored to look like a Longbranch LB.

    Concerns are, it's too large for an LB stamp

    The B looks like a BSA 'B'


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    What some people do!! Someone has taken a BSA MK1 sight and modified to a ?LB sight. Why not buy the right one in the first place. If you need a correct one PM me.

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    That's a BIG stamp...
    Regards, Jim

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    And aside from that, the Mk.I Long Branch sight had a slot recess, not a taper, on the forward face of the battle peep.
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    Its a lot of effort to produce a "Pigs" ear. You see it quite often occurring in India where time is plentiful, but the rewards from an unsuspecting westerner with a large cash pay day reward, always makes fakery worthwhile.
    They are getting really good at ageing stuff and their Military compasses are ones you really have to look at carefully. The days of shiny brass ones are slowly peatering out.
    Having lived there, there was always someone who could produce anything as long as there was a profit in it to feed the family.

    Watched a really good documentary the other night on the illegal manufacture of well known semi automatic pistols in Indonesia. Pistols to order and really well made, unbelievable in the backstreets, anybody else seen it?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    the illegal manufacture of well known semi automatic pistols in Indonesia.
    I saw that, in actual bush factories doing one at a time. That's the exact reason I stay away from these "SAM" pistols. Worse than Norinco and many don't interchange. You have NO idea what's in them for material.
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    They made a big thing about these being made for drug cartels. Don't think I would want to shoot one on the range watching those guys working with home made files

    My thought throughout was, with the money they were making on supplying the world with drugs, that they would have the original pearl gripped best pistols available, not something made by a partially blind chap in a shanty town!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    Don't think I would want to shoot one on the range
    Agreed on all that. Nor be beside them while being used.
    Regards, Jim

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    While I share your caution about the 'home mades', that's the way firearms used to be made. Even today a hand made black powder firearm will be one of a kind.

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    Daan,
    You need to watch the video I'm sure its on catchup somewhere, these were the roughest of the rough, sears made when they ran out, from anything spare with no tolerance testing done either, but I suppose that could be said about the Peacemaker!!!
    Someone walked into the PAWNSTARS shop in Vegas with one the other day, valued at $5K and he accepted £2k and it was immaculate and they took it to there range and it fired like a dream, what a find.
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