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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 10 2020 at 3:21pm
If'n I wasn't sich a technosaur, I'd post pics showin y'all what I mean
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Originally posted by RSC12 RSC12 wrote:

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. 

it was in fact a no4 rifle as originally manufactured , its got after market revisions so im not certain what to do with these sights , im not much into the sporters but obviously there are others here that are listen to them , 
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Originally posted by Canuck Canuck wrote:

Hi and welcome from Agassiz, BC. I have lots of parts so I can probably help you out.

Canuck. I sent you a private message. That would be amazing if you think you could help out. 

As far as the front sight I don't see much online for Parker Hale blade inserts. Found some ramps but not with blades. Is it worth trying to get something machined or just hold low. Haha. 
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Brownells (Morgan, Utah) and the old Soh-Cah-Toa can usually find you a front sight that will suit.  You need to figure out the base dovetail angles and depth.

As noted above yours has been modified from original so there is no way to know what was done.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

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.

The OPs rifle was a No4, but I was replying to Hoadies question about his No1 Mk3 rifle.


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)


The sight adjuster I pictured would not fit an 'unmolested' No4, as it was designed for the No1 Mk3.

Hoadie has not posted pictures if his front sight so I guess we don't know if it has its original front sights, or not.
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They are PH front blade sight(I'm trying to figger out how to take the pics & send 'em to shamu.)

Man, this advance of technology sure left me behind a miles ago!
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In the picture with the tape measure, looks like a 1/4" wide dovetail. Skinner Sights sells 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2" front sight blades of various heights. They do need some final fitting (use a triangle file and only work one side of the bevel). I've installed a couple on non-Enfields. They are brass so you can file down the top of the blade to get a well tuned sight, and they have shipped to Canada. Lots of finicky work, but it looks like a nice Sporter! Keep us posted!
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Ok. Here's another newbie question. I'm still trying to find a blade sight for the Parker Hale sight ramp. Would it be possible/easier to maybe change out the front ramp altogether? I'd love to keep it original as is but would a new ramp offer any benefits? Maybe I'm completley out to lunch. Haha
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Take a deep breath... in my humble opinion, it would be a huge mistake to remove the front ramp sight. I'm pretty sure somebody on this forum will have something buried in their "Tickle Trunk" (sorry my US friends, it's an inside Canadian Mr. Dressup joke!) that will fix you up. To remove? I believe those are sweated on with lead (please correct me if I'm wrong). To replace? Same process or two holes drilled and tapped.
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