lee enfield no1 mk3 scope mounts


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lee-enfield shooter
July 14, 2010, 02:24 PM
Im looking for a scope mount to replace the rear sight on my lee en field no1 mk3 rifle. But im not sure if i need the rear rings around the bolt in order to properly mount one of these. Could someone tell me if i need the rings around the top of the bolt to mount one of these?

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Robert
July 14, 2010, 03:02 PM
Rings around the top of the bolt? Not sure what you mean. Do you have a pic? And call me a purist but unless it is already a sporter please don't hack a up a good No1 MkIII. The only rear sight scope mount I have seen requires you to totally remove the factory sight base.
http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews/onehotscopemount/index.asp

4thPointOfContact
July 14, 2010, 03:08 PM
Do you want to keep it authentic, or make it effective? There are a few mounts that will fit between the charging bridge and the breech (ATI makes them and they tend to mount a bit high), and one mount that will mount a scope at "scout distance" just ahead of the receiver (XSSightsystems).

I believe the XS Sightsystems will allow use of the rear sight, but I don't think it's compatible with a full stocked SMLE
http://www.xssights.com/store/pix/catalog/scope/scope-bot.jpg


I'm liking the one posted just previously; it doesn't look like it would interfere with anything that couldn't be put back to 'as-issued'.

Babarsac
July 14, 2010, 03:09 PM
I believe B-Square makes a no-gunsmith mount for the SMLE. Might try looking into that.

lee-enfield shooter
July 14, 2010, 03:56 PM
It has already been sporterized. I wish i could upload a pic but i cant seem to do it. When it was sporterized it had the ring that goes from the right side of the bolt housing and then over the bolt to the left side, about mid way down the bolt, chopped off.

Andrew Wyatt
July 14, 2010, 04:24 PM
so the receiver bridge was lopped off? are you sure it wasn't a long lee?

Robert
July 14, 2010, 04:41 PM
Yeah that sounds like the charger bridge. If it is a No1 Mk1 put the hacksaw down and step away. Any dates on the rifle? Would be under the bolt handle on the metal band. Any makers marks above the date such as BSA, Lithgow, RFI?

lee-enfield shooter
July 14, 2010, 09:24 PM
I didnt do the work, it was that way when i bought it.

its got a crown then either a G or C followed by an R
then BSA C then o with a line under it
1917
S followed by an HT with a line under it, the LE (which i assume means Lee Enfield)
then III*

once again i stress I DID NOT SPORTERIZE IT. it was that way when i bought it.

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