Enfield-Rifles.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Enfields > Enfield Rifles
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - #1 MK3 with a Tip off rail
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

#1 MK3 with a Tip off rail

 Post Reply Post Reply
velacreations View Drop Down

Joined: July 21 2020
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote velacreations Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: #1 MK3 with a Tip off rail
    Posted: July 21 2020 at 11:57am
I have a Lithgow SMLE #1 Mk3 1944 in good condition. It's been in the family for 3 generations, now. We use it mostly for deer and hog hunting, and it works really well for this.

At some point in the past (before I owned it), someone put a Weaver TO-1 rail. They tapped and set the screws, and it looks like it was done well.

I was always under the assumption that dovetail/tip-off rails were no good on larger caliber rifles with recoil. Won't the recoil jar the scope rings loose?

I don't have any tip-off rings to try with this, but the fact that it has a rail already mounted makes me want to try mounting a scope on it.

Is it worth buying some rings and trying out, or would I do better to find a weaver or picatinny mount that has a similar hole pattern to replace the dovetail?
Back to Top
Sponsored Links

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.