Need Advice on front sight adjustment on certain milsurps


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lionking
September 19, 2007, 07:25 PM
I know that a brass punch is sometimes used,not a very efficient method and various types might need a different approach so advice please on adjusting the front sight on these rifles.

K31
M1917
Enfield MK4
Mauser 98 types
Mosin Nagant


and is there a tool I can get that will be useable for several types?,noticed on militarysurplus.com there is a LT2 tool for sale,is it worth it and is it from a reputable dealer?

I need to get my rifle's windage adjusted,I just want to know the best way without damaging them.

thanks

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daniel (australia)
September 20, 2007, 02:15 AM
"Enfield Mk 4"? :confused:

Do you mean Lee-Enfield No. 4? Because if that is the case there's a little locking screw at the front of the foresight block, which requires a special tool to undo (the screw head isn't slotted - the tool is slotted instead). Once you've loosened this the foresight can be swapped out for one of a different height for elevation changes, or moved laterally using either a drift or, for better precision, a special adjusting tool. Both the grub screw tool and adjusting tool are available from here (http://www.arrowmark.com.au/foresighttools.aspx).

You could probably make a similar adjusting tool to suit the various Mausers and M17, otherwise the brass drift is the go. FWIW this works best if you scribe a faint witness mark on base and sight element, so that you can measure any relative movement using a vernier caliper as you go. Once you've got it in the right spot it makes sense to stake the foresight into place: they are designed for "set and forget".

I have no experience of the others.

lionking
September 20, 2007, 01:57 PM
sorry for the confusion daniel,I meant No4.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/no4/index.asp
http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/lt2/index.asp

lionking
September 22, 2007, 06:17 PM
anybody else have any advice,experience or hints to doing this the proper way?

351 WINCHESTER
September 22, 2007, 07:00 PM
On my lee enfield no. 5 I just used whatever was handy, screwdriver and hammer, screwdriver & axe. Now that it's set I don't have to make anymore adjustments.

Sounds like you want a "non bubba" means of making adjustments. I've seen sight adjustment tools on ebay.

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