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Need Advice on front sight adjustment on certain milsurps

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lionking, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. lionking

    lionking Member

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    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
     
  2. daniel (australia)

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    "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.

    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.
     
  3. lionking

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    anybody else have any advice,experience or hints to doing this the proper way?
     
  5. 351 WINCHESTER

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    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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