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ChicagoJoe 05-14-2008 06:46 PM

Lee Enfield Mk 4 .303 British Front Sight
 
I own a 1943 Lee Enfield Mk 4, which I plan to use for deer hunting in western PA. The factory sights come with a front site post that is zeroed for 300 yards with the larger fixed peep combat sights. Unfortunately, with the dense woods and hills in Western PA, the longest shot is 100yds and most shots are 50yds. I understand that after market front sights are available to bring the point of impact down. Does anyone know where to buy these?

RL357Mag 05-15-2008 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoJoe (Post 24020)
I own a 1943 Lee Enfield Mk 4, which I plan to use for deer hunting in western PA. The factory sights come with a front site post that is zeroed for 300 yards with the larger fixed peep combat sights. Unfortunately, with the dense woods and hills in Western PA, the longest shot is 100yds and most shots are 50yds. I understand that after market front sights are available to bring the point of impact down. Does anyone know where to buy these?

Have you tried Brownells? Sounds like you need a taller front post. I have a SMLE No.1MKIII but the rear sight is the ladder type on the barrel not the receiver. You might measure your front post height and compare to the MKIII, maybe the MKIII sight is taller, or you can do as I did and put a scope on it. It made the rifle a real tack driver!

ChicagoJoe 05-15-2008 02:25 AM

Thanks. I shall check for Brownells.

Are you active duty now? What is your MOS?

RL357Mag 05-16-2008 02:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoJoe (Post 24066)
Thanks. I shall check for Brownells.

Are you active duty now? What is your MOS?

Not since 1979....that's my son's pic who deploys to Iraq this July - I figured I'd keep his pic up until he comes home...

Catfish 05-17-2008 01:10 AM

You might also try www.gunparts.com

ChicagoJoe 05-19-2008 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Catfish (Post 24309)
You might also try www.gunparts.com

I tried www.gunparts.com, but it brings me to a generic site as though it is not a valid URL. There are just a bunch of links to other general gun sites.

RL357Mag 05-20-2008 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoJoe (Post 24618)
I tried www.gunparts.com, but it brings me to a generic site as though it is not a valid URL. There are just a bunch of links to other general gun sites.

I think he meant www.gunpartscorp they used to be called Numerich Arms..in West Hurley NY - they are the makers of Auto Ordinance products like the 1911 and Thompson.

Carbine 05-20-2008 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoJoe (Post 24020)
I own a 1943 Lee Enfield Mk 4...

Don't you mean a No.4 Mk I or II?

the correct address for Numrich is:
http://www.e-gunparts.com/

They have lots of correct parts for Enfields. You will find them all under the SMLE heading:
http://www.e-gunparts.com/model.asp?idDept=231


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