View Full Version : Which scope did you go with for your Lee Enfield #4 MK2?

April 20, 2010, 11:52 AM
I've got a Lee Enfield #4 MK 2 and love shooting it. Its wonderfully accurate with iron sights. I'd like to put a scope on it and do some more precise shooting. I while back ago I bought a B Square scope mount for it and tried a couple cheap 3x9's scopes. The problem I was having is the scope sits too high and there is not enough elavation adjustment to compasate.

At least I couldn't ever get it sighted in with a laser. I eventually gave up and put the sights back on and just enjoyed it. The issue is now it's going out with me on the deer hunt this year and I'd really like to have a scope on it. Does any oen have any scopes they have found that works with the B-Squre mount. Any reccomendations.

April 21, 2010, 03:12 PM
How much too high? Could you shim it? I had to shim my BAR, and it works perfectly fine.

April 21, 2010, 04:51 PM
A high line of sight will not cause a high point of impact. (It might cause some neck strain though):D
I think you'll find the problem is that the rail on that mount is too soft & bends when applying pressure to it. This tilts the scope which absolutely will cause a huge error in LOS & POI.:barf:
Try a little bit of careful bending of the alloy rail to get you back on target (literally). I'd suggest re-centering the reticule of the scope, then get a rough zero with "adjusting" the rail, then a final trim with the sight's knobs.

(Actually I'd fling the B-Square in the trash & get a better mount, but that wasn't the question.):rolleyes:

April 21, 2010, 07:33 PM
This sticky is full of discussion on the pairing of No gunsmith scope mounts with an Enfield ... http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=68721


moose fat
April 21, 2010, 09:06 PM

I put on a Weaver Classic V 1-3X;

Cheek rest from Numrich Gunparts.
Cad-TechNik scope mounts and Leopold low QWR rings, Brownells.

The rifle is a 1942, No.4 MkI, BSA Maltby, two groove, Century parts gun.



No where near as svelte as a real 4T, but probably my most accurate Enfield.

Rasping and fitting the cheek rest took about 3 hours. Lots of fun.

April 22, 2010, 12:08 AM
The pictures were great thanks and thanks for the link to the sticky, I'm going to have to rethink the mount. I didn't know B-Square wasn't a decent mount at the time.

I like the looks of your rifle and I think I'll try and duplicate a similar set up with mine. Mine is a five groove Number 4 MK2(F) stamped with United Kingdom IAC VA on the receiver. If any one knows much about receiver markings it would be kinda cool to know.

I know what some of it means. Like I said it shoots great with iron sights and I'm excited to see what it does with a scope.

April 22, 2010, 03:30 AM

I can help you with all your markings ... if you want a deeper insight into Enfields, visit us at surplusrifleforums.com - or click the links in my signature.

Basically you have an English, Fazakerley manufactured No4 MKII - the MKII Enfield differed from the No4 Mk1/Mk1*, by having the trigger hung from the receiver, rather than the trigger guard. The IAC VA markings on the rifle are the U.S import markings . If you post detailed pics up at the Enfield forum of all your markings I'll give you the complete run down on what you have.

Best, Tiki.

April 22, 2010, 06:45 AM
I would recommend you sell the B-screw..er...square mount and look for a early S&K no drill mount. The early S&K uses Leupold style rings and it keeps the scope close to the barrel. The early style also has windage adjustment so you can collamate the scope to the barrel. The newer S&K is a Weaver rail and that raises the scope considerably.

Here is a early S&K with a Weaver K2.5 mounted on a Faz No4. The K4 weaver is another good choice for a scope.


The Weaver steel tube scopes with the low mounts comes close to the low profile of my No4(T)

April 22, 2010, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the info on the markings. I'll have to get a hold of a camera and take some pics and post them and figure out what the rest of it means.

Thanks for the pics again. I'll like the look of the Weaver K2.5 better then the K4 but when I looked at the price...:rolleyes: Any idea where to find the earlier style scope mounts?

April 23, 2010, 05:39 AM
I'll like the look of the Weaver K2.5 better then the K4 but when I looked at the price... Any idea where to find the earlier style scope mounts?

Your best bet is going to be evil bay for both items. The early style mount shows up about once a month or so and there is always a number of K2.5's listed. Take your time on the scope and you can get a nice one for $50-70, the mounts run $30-40.

The Lyman Alaskan scope looks great on the No4 but it's a bit more costly. I have one for a Long Branch sniper clone project. Finding a mount is the fly in the ointment.

April 23, 2010, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the tip. I'll keep an eye out ;-)