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    Posted: January 30 2018 at 9:45am
Hi Everyone

New member here from North Yorkshire 
Just managed to bag a nice 22lr SMLE seems to fire good and true .
Interested in peoples opinions on which sight the holes that are drilled would be for.
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nice rifle , i must defer to the gurus of sights for your info , but what model of 22 trainer , i love hearing of these from those with similar interest 

oh and welcome to the forum , i got distracted by your very nice 22 enfield , 
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Appears to still have the original .303 wrist markings. Normally it would have had the .22 conversion info stamped there as well. No2MkVI* for example.
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As yet i am not entirely sure which model it is. If indeed it is a 'original' conversion. I have a feeling it may be a later conversion possibly someones favorite 303 that was worn out and converted to .22 instead of either deac or re barrel. 

Unfortunate guns don't come with a history file ...... 

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NOT a P-H they used existing tapped holes.
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Welcome aboard.
I'm originally from Northallerton.

A lot of the aftermarket peep sights are designed to mount on the flat right hand side of the receiver. Yours is on the left so it makes the choice limited.

Lyman made a sight that would mount on the left on two holes like that. The old steel Model 66 or similar?
 
There is also the Williams 5D Series receiver sights that mount up on similar holes with a version that sits on the left. There is a left hand side mount Williams 'FoolProof' sight too I believe.
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as the mkIII* it would now be a no2 mkIV* i believe , check the left side for conversion markings they sometimes marked them there , also let us know if the barrel is a 22 or lined and whayt markings it might have , looks real nice , 

i was going to suggest the lyman sight as a possibility , i think it aftermarket but im far from a sight guy , i enjoy them i just dont know much of them , 
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). Just been out with it today and it's shooting good. Doesn't like Winchester subs though they jam in the breech after shooting. Fine on the various CCI. I have in.
As it condition it's definitely been looked after but lots of repairs to the stock. All done well though.
I have the impression with it that it's a well loved full bore which has been privately converted to small bore (possibly it wore down the gauge). It is indeed a insert.
It's great. I had been on the lookout for a SMLE or a war office trainer for a while but everything was miles away
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Judging by the proof marking style, this old war horse was sold onto the civilian market post 1954.

Right in there with the proof marks on the left hand side of the barrel reinforce, there will be one symbol that is a date code. It is a small marking of crossed flags with tiny letters in the left and right quadrants. Identify the letters and we can tell you exact year of proof. 

It is in your pic but out of focus when enlarged.
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Don't think we are going to have much luck here as I've looked at it with a magnifying glass and still can't quite make them out. Looks like a really.light strike
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If you have empty cases jamming in the chamber after firing; check to see if there is a burr on the edge of the chamber opposite the firing pin. On my No2MkIV* I had serious extraction problems when I first got it. I believe it had been dry fired; which is a bad idea as it can peen the edge of the chamber. I had to remove the burr to get trouble free extraction. You can test by colouring a case with permanent marker before shooting. Extract it carefully and see where the colour is rubbed of to identify any tight spots.
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Mi-go-a-go-go: try rubbing a little bit of chalk or powder on it.
That may give you a better view
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Also try by a window without the on camera flash, the softer glancing light can sometimes be a big help.
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