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    Posted: July 20 2020 at 8:39pm
I've got these tools from "the big lot" of Enfield parts I've been sorting. Does anyone know what they are for?


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They are not something I recognise.

I remember well some years ago buying a 'box of Enfield bits' and in amongst them was a small carton (brown, typically military style) that held :

100 small silver coloured 'mushroom' with a short stalk, and a rounded 'head' which had a 'flat' on one side. Less than 1/2" overall length.

I hunted high & low, asked ex-armourers, friends and enemies but no one had ever seen them before.








A couple of years later a guy was rooting around in my 'bits and pieces' chest when he asked 'what are these doing in here ?

It turned out they were used for supporting glass shelves in display cabinets. The 'stalk' pushed into pre-drilled holes (at varying heights in the cabinet side) and the mushroom rotated until the flat was on the top.
One front & back on each side and a plate of glass laid on top. 

Job done !!

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Clamp on right looks like a clamp on my bicycle
Loose wimmen tightened here
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they are part of a sight alignment tool
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Thanks for the help everyone.  Pisco, would you happen to have a picture or an explanation of how that would go together or look? I'm having a little trouble visualizing it.
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I don’t but have a look at smle tools on google
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it is called a aim corrector you are missing one part of it
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Originally posted by pisco pisco wrote:

it is called a aim corrector you are missing one part of it
Those parts in the OP's original photo are not part if the aim correcting tool.
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Originally posted by pisco pisco wrote:

it is called a aim corrector you are missing one part of it
Those parts in the OP's original photo are not part if the aim correcting tool.

Not even close.
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ok I thought wrong 
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I can see the similarity though.  I think these are homemade and not factory parts, there's a good amount of dykem and etching lines on them still.
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I may be misremembering here but, I have seen that round retainer bit used to hold a nylon insert with a bearing inside that on a lithograph conveyor belt. 
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