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    Posted: October 09 2020 at 5:17pm
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I'm new to the forum and hoping that somebody here can help me out. I recently acquired an older 303 British rifle and would like to get a replacement front blade sight. The rifle shoots well but when I shot it at 100yrds it averaged almost 8inches high. I'd like to actually zero this for 100yrds and then use it as a hunting rifle. Also any recommendations on where I could purchase some replacement sights and a tool for windage adjustments in Canada would be amazing.

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Welcome from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada! May I ask what rear site your rifle has?
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Hey Guys. Thanks for the welcome. I really don't know much about these rifles. This gun was my father's and recently became mine. It's been in our family for probably 30yrs and I shot it as a kid but it spent most of my life in the gun safe. I'd like to take it to the range and maybe even hunting. I've been trying to look online to see what model it is but I'm not really sure. 
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I live in Abbotsford BC as well. (West Coast) if anyone knows of a place out this way to look for parts etc. 
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Welcome from Phoenix Arizona.  That front sight ramp looks just like a Parker Hale front sight ramp.  If that is the case, the sight blades with the split base for a No4Mk1 Enfield will work as well as Lyman ivory or brass bead sight blades for the No4.
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Does the rifle have a five or ten round magazine? I ask because it looks very similar to my late father's Sporter done by Parker Have. I believe it was called the "standard" model.
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Thanks guys. Sorry that I didn't mention it in the first post (meant too) but it is a Parker Hale and it has the 10 round magazine. Does all this mean I'm safe to order the split base No4 Mk1 sight blades? I see a few on eBay, would that be my best bet? I'd love to order a whole set as well as a tool for adjusting them if possible.
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Hi and welcome from Agassiz, BC. I have lots of parts so I can probably help you out.
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I didn't appear to be shooting proper w/my 1914 #1Mk3* Parker Hale sport. The bore sight showed my my front sight was about 2 clicks to the right.

What kinda proper tool is available for re-setting? (I don't wanna use pliers & sich)
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

I didn't appear to be shooting proper w/my 1914 #1Mk3* Parker Hale sport. The bore sight showed my my front sight was about 2 clicks to the right.

What kinda proper tool is available for re-setting? (I don't wanna use pliers & sich)

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Wait up guys.
If thats a P-H front sight ramp it won't take L-E front sight blades, but P-H ones!
(different dovetail)!
I also don't think the front sight cramp will adjust a P-H blade either.
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Shamu is correct.
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I have one for the N0.4 battle sight.

Some moron (years ago) was looking at my rifle & said:"well, ya dont need this!" & he yanked the "hood" that went over the blade, right off.

Now the blade is exposed to whatever bumps & thumps she gets. No wonder the sights are off.
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Shamu is correct. My Dad's rifle (similar), a "Standard" P-H Sporter conversion always shot high. Since the rear site is the original for this rifle, unless you want to use "Kentucky Windage" and compensate for the 8" @ 100 yards, you would need (in my humble opinion) at least a replacement front blade 1/2" taller than what you have. You will not need the pictured adjustment tool... Nylon or brass punch will do. 
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This rifle was always a tack driver for me. Now, I find its bout 2 clicks right & 1/2 clik up (course the later could just be the old fart ahind the rifle).
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