Lee Enfield Aperture Sights
Seeking sight pics; ‘Ace’.
Seeking sight pics; ‘Alex Martin’, Glasgow, UK.
AGP ’9G’, for No1 Mk3, UK.
Seeking sight pics; ‘Argyle’.
AGP ‘Plus 5′, for No1 Mk3, UK.
‘Austral’, for No1 Mk3, Australia. Good sight, very accurately mounted top arm and adjustments. nice mounting plate with built in adjusters. Status; Not common, collectible, a good shooters sight.
BSA, for No1 Mk3, 1910, UK. Simple, reliable, forward post is equipped with volley sight peep hole to comply with early competition regulation, plus a going to war requirement when shooters went to WW1 and took their sights with them. Eye relief is controlled by using different shaped mounting plates. Status; Not common but available, collectible.
Seeking sight pics; ‘Canty’.
Seeking sight pics; ‘Climax’.
‘Central – Type 1′, has claw base, plus a rear facing left/right scale. Central 2 has claw mount with top facing left/right scale. Central 3 is a Bisley model. Central 4, see below, has grooved mount instead of claw. Central sights came in 1/2 moa, 1/3 moa, 1/4 moa, in addition to a number of types, perhaps 7 in total, some defined by having a taller main body than others, plus left handed models.
‘Central No 4′, for No1 Mk3 and No4 Mk1 and Mk2(depending on mounting plate), Australia. No4 model defined by; grooved system for attaching to mount plate, left/right scale on top of cross arm, eyepiece mount has a slot for small 4 holed plate system, plus a ball detent in a hole behind the eyepiece. Can still be overhauled in Melbourne in 2010. Status; Still in use as a shooters sight. Simple, robust, reliable, won many competitions, and became very popular’ down unda’ after winning a championship away from Parker Hale equipped rifles.
‘Clarke’ for No1 Mk3 or No4 Mk1 and mk2, UK. Probably a Central made under license by Clarke, who are a UK company with a wider range gun business.This model is the same as a No4 excepting large alloy adjusting wheel on the left/right adjust.
‘Cooey’, for No1 Mk3, Canada, .22 cal, later used on the .303. Good sight, collectible, very delicate threads on the left/right adjust.
Seeking sight pics; ‘Don’.
Seeking sight pics; Humphries, Canada.
‘JNT’ – for No1 Mk3, New Zealand. Robust low profile sight for hunting, provides aperture sight benefits as per Enfield No4 Mk1. Not suitable for serious target shooting due to the lack of fine adjustment mechanism, but a good addition to the No1 Mk3 for older eyes and hunters.
Lane, for No1 Mk3, 1949, Australia. Classic, popular, good sight. Status; not common anymore, collectible, good shooters sight.
Lyman, ‘Model 66a’, for No4 Mk1 and Mk2, circa 1955, USA. Sight shown is on a non Lyman mounting plate.
‘Mues’ – for No1 Mk3, Australia. Popular, affordable. Comes with forward, mid, and rearward cant as a Mues method of controlling eye relief. Status; Not common, decent classic sight, a must have for a sight collector. Perhaps 7 different models available.
Mues, ‘Unique’ for No1 Mk3, Australia. Unknown version, no markings other than ‘Mues’.
Motty, for No1 Mk3, Australia. Classic, good shooters sight, 2 models. Status; Not common, very collectible.
Parker Hale – ‘PH5c’, For No4 Mk1 and Mk2. Knobs 1/4 MOA – 1/2 MOA.
Parker Hale – ’6A’, for Long lee and Clle, pre 1910, UK. Body is shaped to clear the bolt mounted safety of the Long Lee. Status; Uncommon, collectible.
Parker Hale- ‘PH5′, for No1 Mk3 – The first of the famed PH5 range, 1924. Status; early, rare, attractive, sought after.
Parker hale – ‘PH5a’,1925, for No1 Mk3. Good reliable sight with several variations such as large body and small body. Status; Usually available, some body sizes are less common. Be careful not to buy a used one with the eyepiece mount below the cross arm, these are for the P14 enfield 303 and will not adjust under 400 meters on a No1 Mk3 SMLE .