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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 18 2017 at 11:04am
The sight looks to be in good condition. Did the base plate that fix's to the rifle go with the rifle?
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I'm wondering if that wasn't the purpose of the modified safety spring & screws?
Some kind of home-brewed sight bracket for the Central?
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Hi from New Zealand.
Glad the Knowledgeable have spoken and ID'd the Central aperture range sight.

As a collector from a country directly involved with the capture of Chunuk Bair at Gallipoli(1915), only to have it lost back to the Turks by Australians hours later(X%@#!!!) I want to say this;

Over recent years there have been various 'vendors' on ebay etc purporting to have for sale aperture sights that were used on the SMLE(UK and AU) or MLE(NZ Issued ex Canada) during the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.

Buyers of these, usually high priced, items should do their own research before purchasing. In all that I have read I have NEVER seen mention of official or unofficial(private)use of these devices to kill Turks. Nor have I personally ever seen a photo of this use. Period.

The young Kiwi's, in their late teens or early twenties, ultra fit by today's standards did not need, and probably would have profanely cursed, fragile aperture sights to help them to kill Johnny Turk. Their rifles were accurate and they generally had excellent eyesight to be accepted into the Army.

Keep this in mind and send your hard earned $ on Trench Art. We have HEAPS of it here in NZ...
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