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    Posted: September 04 2021 at 7:17am
Guys here is the parts all assembled and stock cleaned up , ready to use the magic oil mix to bring the stock back to life this rifle was porterised and now it’s going to become a tribute target rifle . Do I use the central sight or the bsa 9f . 
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Check the amount of windage on the 9F, I was originally told I'd need the 9G because of its longer windage arm with the no1 MkIII as the wrist plus adapter was wider than the Martinis the earlier units were designed for.
I've never seen the Central sight "in the wild", so have nothing to offer there, but maybe compare the two?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2021 at 11:31am
The 9G base doesn't have the support at the rear trigger guard screw. How many screws attach it?  I think the support that connects to the trigger is probably better. I've no experience with the Central sight, but have heard good things about them.  I've used a 9G on my NO1MKIII*. It's good; but ensure that the main hinge screw doesn't slacken off with the recoil. 
I had this happen during a competition. But the screw was not original, so possibly the cause. 
There are several versions of the Enfield sight base.
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That looks like my Central sight but mine has a very different base plate. Have shot full bore in a long time but the sight is still in my kit.
Central sights are very well made and are worth a considerable amount of money here in Oz
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the central sight has click adjustment the bsa can be wound without knowing but still a good sight I learnt a lesson yesterday with my bsa been out when I haven’t touched it
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gday all
I really like the number 4 central sight clicks are crisp easy to count and when removing for storage the ridges on the plate means as long as I use the right screw hole the sight is straight back on targetBeer


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Originally posted by pisco pisco wrote:

the central sight has click adjustment the bsa can be wound without knowing but still a good sight I learnt a lesson yesterday with my bsa been out when I haven’t touched it

If you're saying your BSA No9W doesn't have click stops then its defective!
There are clicks on both elevation & windage.
Maybe the spring & ball is stuck with dried crud or something?
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