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    Posted: March 27 2020 at 12:28pm
Same request as my other one under a different title.
I’m wondering if there is some one who can either make a couple of foresight bases that will take 3/8th dove tail posts for a couple of Lee Enfield No.4 rifles, or modify a few existing one to do so?
The Lee Enfield is to the Canadian north what the Winchester repeater was to the American west.   Cal Bablitz
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Are you having an issue locating original front sights? May I ask your intentions with a 3/8 dovetail base?
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The main reason is that I want a sight post that has a fibre optic bead on it (Black sights on a black silhouette of a deer is not good for low light hunting conditions). And for the slightly easier time finding the right hight.
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What about an ivory bead front sight?
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I always dab a bit of "whiteout" on the front site. Has worked well for me!
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thats an interesting idea , ive always done as honkytonk has , looks a tad bit sharper to me , 
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An ivory bead sight might work. I was thinking fiber optic because my bow as them and most of my hunting is done in the evening so I often have shooting opportunities in low light and I see the pins on the bow better because of them. I painted the back of the front post on my ross for this last season and it help a little bit but I think fiber optic would be better.
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I will try to come up with something in the next couple of days 

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I'm still thinking of one for a No1 MkIII!
I want to put a hooded target type front sight on so it matches with the No9 rear sight but the original is angled & the dovetail is the opposite .
These are No4 sight blocks but you get the idea.

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This is the angled one for the No1 rifles.

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Yes, something like that. The only catch would be that I would like to be able to mould the foresight protector.
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