No 1 mk 3 enfield

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    mauserman454
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    I have had a n01 mk. 3 enfield for quite some time now, but the dang thing shoots a mile high. Anyone know where I can get a higher front sight from? Gunparts website just lists them as front sight blade, but doesn't tell the height. I have had a lot of mausers with this problem and have a few higher sights that I put on, works every time....

    Also any one know what the SOG no1 mk 3's they are offering now are like? I purchased mine a few years ago from SOG, and was a little dissapointed it came thru as a 1970 ishaphore.
    I would like an early British manufacture.

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    I have gotten 7 of the No. 1 Mk III rifles from SOG over the past year. Most have been 1917 and 1918 vintage BSA, SSA, and Enfields. The most recent of the group was a 1928 Ishapore. Most of them have required some serious elbow work cleaning, refinishing stocks, etc., but they are in overall good to very good condition.
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    Last I got was 1916 BSA. Took two days to make it look halfway right again.


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    Pick up one just a few months back. It was a 1918 SSA. As stated in the above two post, it also took lots of cleaning to make it look nice. When all is said and done, I was very happy with my purchase.





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    mauserman454
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    How were the bores in the ones you guys bought? They only had corrosive ammo back then.... My 1970 Ishapore has a perfect bore, I don't think they used corrosive ammo, or if they did, they cleaned it well.

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    The bores on mine have taken some serious soaking and scrubbing, but they have strong rifling with a bit of pitting and dark between the lands - not bad, but not excellent.
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    Sounds just like the bore on mine.





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    but don't you need a LOWER front sight, which would be a heck of a lot easier?

    Xracer
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    A lower front sight would make it shoot higher. A higher front site would make it shoot lower.

    If you can't find a new front sight, you can weld a bead on top (higher than you need), file it down 'till it's "on target" and either cold-blue it, or paint it black.
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