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so - are these used with the front volley ? or do they use the front rifle sight ? i like them but im not quite getting it yet , i would think one nededed the offset to in line with barrel , 
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They are folding sights.
The windage rotates over & up to the left & then the elevation folds down & forwards, leaving the rifle's original sights to be used for snap shooting.
The center one in the pic has a rear volley sight fitted to the pivot, so it can be used with volley fore-sights. It fits in what nowadays is a washer (spacer) on the outside of the safety. That's where the offset came from.
Later models (on the left & right) did away with the replacement rear volley sight as there was no matching volley foresight to use it with.

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Folded for storage on non sniping use just use the original open sights:

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The different mounting brackets are for various rifles, Martini, Long Lee & SMLE
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Guys i will add it to my 13 lithgow for the purpose of showing the fold down and volley sight access.
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oh man, I'd like one of those for my Vimy Vet...but then again - I'm probobly better off leaving it the way it was.
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ahh , now i see it , wonderful , love the look and ingenuity of that 
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Here s some pics of the sights on My 1913 Lithgow ,serial number 160 the parkersight on the last pic I didn’t tighten down the screw enough so it sat out a little but wanted to show what they look like on the rifle , i was putting a 1915 leather sling on this one today as well.
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I really like that fear sight!
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Those are some neat rear sights.  Enjoy. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 3:49pm
Sweet! (insanely jealous!)
They all need individual shimming, or the "dogleg" bending, as the butt socket isn't a "gauged part".
That's the standard mount, I found the "close up" now all I need is a flipping sight to go on to it!Angry
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