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    Posted: April 26 2015 at 4:27pm
I just purchased this rear sight and I believe it is meant for the jungle carbine. From Stratton's book I find this is the 4th variation backsight leaf with the threaded rod only partially cut for screw threads. I plan on installing it on one of my #4's as a range rifle back sight.I am wondering what the significance of the P stamp and CP318 is? Also the P5 on the top of the screw knob and 48 on the other side of the sight? The vendor wrote this is a Parker Hale rear sight? Somehow I don't think it is as the H would be there as well?
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I'm curious if the calibration for range is the same between the No4 with the longer barrel & the No5 with the short one?
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no - the rear sight on the no5 is marked differently than the no4 , im not saying its altogether different tho - i dont know that , i do know the no4 is marked to longer range , ive not got either of mine close at hand so i cannot quote the exact numbers off top of my head , but yes that appears to be a no5 rear sight , 
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Yes it is & as you say its marked only to 600 yds, not the 1300 of the No4.
I was thinking more of the individual elevation spacing though more than the longest range. I assume the shorter barreled carbine had a lower M/V & so a steeper trajectory?
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ah , yes im still thinking the different barrel lengths might cause that to differ but again ive never really investigated it , someone certainly has tho , 
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Thanks fellas! If it is different then I have to find a #5 that needs the sight! LOL. If not, I have a few sporterized rifles with shortened barrels it might work on. Still wondering about the markings? Maybe Pakistan ordnance issue because of the P? 48 makes sense as a year of manufacture but...time will tell if someone in the know pipes up.
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I just checked the graduations on this sight against a 1300 yard sight and the markings line up exactly. I wound both apertures all the way down until the clicks stopped and lined them up beside each other and the graduations do line up exactly using a metal ruler as a base line. Final proof will come at the range.   
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