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FTG-05
May 10, 2000, 05:36 AM
How hard is it to move the front sight of a Lee-Enfield Mk. 4? I want to sporterize my Enfield and shorten the barrel to around 20-22 inches and I want to stay with the current front sight and the rear aperature sight that I already have.

Can it be done? IF not, where can I get a replacement frot sight that I can install myself?

Thanks,

Albin

George Stringer
May 10, 2000, 07:13 AM
Albin, the sight is sweated and pinned on the barrel. I've seen at least 2 that had screws under the sight blade like a 98 Mauser. But you need to remove any pins or screws and heat the sight until you can tap it off with a rawhide mallet or a hammer handle. The "new" muzzle area of the barrel will have to be turned to match the old muzzle diameter and then the sight sweated back on. George

FTG-05
May 10, 2000, 10:22 AM
George,

Thanks, it looked pretty good until you got the "turned" part!

It doesn't look like a home gunsmith job.

Any replacements that I can use in its place?

Thanks,

Albin

George Stringer
May 10, 2000, 10:08 PM
Albin, I'd look at the offerings from Williams Guide Line. They will have any combination of ramp and sight height you need. George