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I am always impressed by your collection of rifles Terry Lee. Thanks for sharing!
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terry lee awesome collection of sniper stuff , as a descendant of an ANZAC the first rifle with the Galilean sight is what many of them used at ANZAC cove as well as the periscope firing mechanism they invented to deal with the Turks 2 shaving mirrors and some 2x4s a piece of string and you could kill them from the safety of the trench, it was a horrible experience for them all but with Anzac Day coming up I remember all those diggers who fought for our freedom .there is a awesome gallery at the Australian war memorial that shows the snipers from all countries.i go there every time I go home you always find something you never saw before 
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Something I just learned recently..apparently, they sent a contingent of Canucks into Gallipoli as well. (Nothing near the scale of the ANZACS of course.
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goalie there was Indians / Pakistanis etc etc etc , but Australia’s most famous sniper was a Chinese Australian called billy sing .150 confirmed kills with lattey sights . When I was in the army we had a guy from the 1st light horse stay at the hospital I was based in what an experience he was the funniest bloke I ever met and his wife said to me when he gets the bloody uniform on he thinks he is still 18
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1000 Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought along side our brothers from ANZAC in Gallipoli. 40 of these brave Candians died there. A far cry from the sacfrifice our ANZAC brothers endured. But enough to create a never-ending kinship with our mates from Australia and New Zealand.
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I wonder what the price of one of those Galilean sights is nowadays!
The Gibbs is of course fascinating to me but I'm sure I'd have to sell a body part or two to get it!
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For those who are interested in the Martin Galilean Sight:






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WOW!! It never ceases to amaze me...speak of the rarest Enfield equipment, & one of us always seems to have it in their collection! VERY nice!
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i do love the posts that show s much of what we seldom see terry lee , your expertise is much enjoyed , 
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Terry what’s the rifle?
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Homer, the Martin sight is mounted on a BSA SMLE Mk.III dated 1908. The sight was not originally attached to this rifle, but I felt that an early Mk.III would match the use of the Galilean sight in 1915.   
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You do have one spectacular collection, terry. Amazing rifles and thanks for posting up the detail pictures of the Galilean sight.
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Is the rear sight an adaption of the early No9 BSA target sight?
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It looks like an early Parker (A.J. Parker) No9g with the volley rear sight still as a part & the long windage arm?
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Zed/Shamu,  Since I have never made a study of the early target sights, I am not the best person to answer the question raised. Concerning the rear sight used with the Martin, I can only quote Skennerton: 

"The rear sight takes the form of a BSA aperture sight as used in competition rifle club shooting with the addition of a lens fitted into the sighting aperture"   
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That would make sense, the aperture is a separate screw-in part, so assembly would be really simple, unscrew one & screw in the other.
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