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    Posted: November 06 2013 at 7:53am
I know the original front sight adjusters, either ordnance issued or an AJ Parker tool are tough to find. Have any of you found an aftermarket tool for this job? Or, have you made a tool for this job? If you have made the tool, what materials did you use, and what fine screw thread pitch and tpi did you use? Also, is there a tool for this job from another rifle maker that can adapt to the Lee Enfield? I would use a brass drift punch, but am afraid of mashing something and marring it forever. Thanks guys!
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No problem using a brass drift, just make sure you support the front sight block when you do it.
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All I have ever used is a brass drift and a hammer.
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You can buy them (new production) from Valmont Firearms in the UK. I prefer using the tool as it is easier to calculate how far you move the sight blade when turning the screw, the brass drift technique often requires multiple hits back and forth to get it spot on. If you calculate the amount of drift required and know the TPI of the thread, you can do 1/4 turn or 1/2 turn etc and know exactly how far you have moved the blade.
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Thank you, Zed!
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There is a fellow making them for No4s; and other rifles. I just got one for $25 including shipping:
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Thanks for the link! This seller also makes and sells front sight adjusters for the jungle carbine as well as P-14/17 Enfields and #1 rifles as well as other milsurp rifles.. Nice looking machining, I am ordering one today. Thanks again SW28fan!
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Nice! is the screw thread pitch the same as the original so the tables will work with it (please, pretty please)?
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There is quite a variety of tools available from that seller. I think I am going to need to give them some business as well.
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Looking at the pic I don't think I want that one. There seems to be a design error as you have to remove the sight protector to make the clamp ("cramp" in BritSpeak) fit to the barrel! Oops! I guess they cut the opening slot too narrow?
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Still is more precise than drifting with a punch.It is always that last bit of tweeking that gets me and if I save some ammo it will be worth it.
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That's true. You could probably get the opening reworked locally to fit over the protector as well, but I'd prefer it to be working as sold.
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I've never seen that as an issue mainly because I am so used to sighting in No 1's where you have to pull the whole nosecap off. Removing the front sight protector of a No 4 is a lot less hassle than that.
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Well the adjust arrived a fe weeks ago and I was very impressed it is made out of steel and has the eneral finish of good craftsmanship. I took it and My No4 Mk1/2 Faz to the range to do the final tweeking of the zero. I fire five rounds of my match load prone since there often is a bit of a shift in zero from the bench to prone. Of the five rounds: two X-rings, two 10 rings and one 9 ring.  I decided to leave well enough alone and the adjuster went un-used. It was a tad bit of a let down.  Ordinarily I would have almost done a cartwheel to shoot that well. I suppose that if I didn't buy it all the shots would be 6 inches high and 8 inches to the left.Wink
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