Question about Lee Enfield No4 Foresight

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by .338lapua_magnum, May 12, 2009.

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  1. A question for those that know.
    I have a Lee Enfield No 4 which was initially dressed in a Parker Hale Peep sight. Wishing to dress the old lady as she should I was by chance given a set of foresight blades for a Lee Enfield. However, as with most gifts there is a problem. The dovetail on the foresight blade is a shade smaller than the dovetail recess on the foresight block. My question is; are all Lee Enfield foresight blade dovetails manufactured to a broadly similar size, or as I suspect is there a difference for each of the models? Many thanks in advance.
  2. The master will no doubt be able to give you the full details (and I don't mean to take thr p ss, he really does know it) but in my little experience I have noticed that the foresight blade blocks have differences, some being a drive fit, some having a tightening screw. I would be surprised however if the blade dovetails were ever made in different thicknesses.

    Perhaps a closer examination is in order?
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I have the band and dovetail block for one if you break it!
  4. This egun auction is for a set of three, the sizes of which you tell him when the auction is complete.


    He must have shit loads.
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I have a box of those on my desk as we type. Not a problem though as they drift in with a little persausion.
  6. Well, he's had 19 months to sort it out - I imagine hes found a solution by now!
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Nothing quite like feedback is there?
  8. Thanks for that, I eventually solved the problem by putting silver solder onto the blade retaining wedge, then filing down until I could get an interference fit. Works ok - so far!