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    Posted: January 04 2019 at 2:03pm
I was just wanting to know which front sight you fellas have on your jungle carbines? Split base or solid? I was just at the range sighting in one of mine and found it had a split base, which I thought was for the #4 rifles with the grub screw.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2019 at 2:19pm
Not sure. What am I looking for?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bear43 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2019 at 2:55pm
Canuck, are you talking about the base of the sight blade itself?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2019 at 3:17pm
Yes the actual dovetail that goes into the sight band on the barrel. The split base was for the "reversed screw" the solid base was for the "Interference Fit" dovetail.
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Yes sir, I am. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldhand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2019 at 7:38pm
My jungle carbine has the split base.  Hope this helps.  Alan
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My No5 Battle Carbine also has a split base.
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I may have gotten that reversed. My carbine (no screw) is split, my No4 (with screw) is solid.
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My real No5 has a Tanker muzzle brake.
The Santa Fe Jungle Carbine has a Lyman solid base Ivory bead front sight.
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Thanks fellas for the responses! I'm going back to the range to get this rifle dialed in. I wont forget my small tool bag this time, that way I can drift the front sight properly.
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