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Posted: 12/25/2005 9:33:35 AM EDT
Anyone know of an aftermarket receiver sight that fits the 308 Ishapore? There used to be 308#4ms around (conversion kits) but the only 308s around seems to have the #1MIII sights.

thanks
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 7:40:19 AM EDT
There aren't any modern ones, that I know of.

But, Parker Hale made diopter rear sights for the No1 rifles, that I believe will fit the No2A1. The designation for the receiver sight is PH5A, and you can find them on Ebay or Auction Arms.

Edited to add: Mojo sights makes a rear aperture sight for the No1 rifles now, you might look into those. Seems like an affordable compromise.

www.mojosights.com/
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:27:18 AM EDT
FYI: My 1985 Williams catelog lists a FP-SMLE for the #1MIII, but the current brownells does not, so I called them yesterday. The only make one for the #4M1 now, but it can be used on the #1MIII if one mills a flat spot (tilt).

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 4:56:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 4:57:52 AM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:36:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:37:49 AM EDT by uscmba02]

Originally Posted By Tweak:
I think Scoutman was using these on his builds
www.midwayusa.com/rewriteaproduct/596340

www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/highresimage?saleitemid=596340

my Fenian gun uses a Parker Hale 5A with the insert removed and threads drilled out
i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/artweaker/jokes/fenian2.jpg



How hard was that rear sight to have installed? Can any competent gunsmith do that? I am in the process of building a scout out of a .308 ishapore and that setup is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Also, how is that forward mount working for you? I have one of those in the garage waiting to go on...

Thanks. J.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:47:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 2:06:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
you have to drill and tap the receiver for the Williams, it would be a marked improvement over the flimsy attachment and poor alinement of the 5A.




Does this mean that the current FP-SMLE does not require milling the side of the receiver or is this the older model that is no longer available?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 10:01:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 10:15:00 PM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 5:47:53 AM EDT
Tweak,

Do you know where the Williams sight mounts? Does it mount to the rear receiver bridge and cover up the stripper clip guide?

Thanks.

J.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:33:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:37:50 PM EDT
You know, that reminds me, I sent money to a reputable guy in England for a Parker Hale 5C for my No4Mk1... and the bloke never sent it to me. Geeze... if I could remember who it was...

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 10:54:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
You know, that reminds me, I sent money to a reputable guy in England for a Parker Hale 5C for my No4Mk1... and the bloke never sent it to me. Geeze... if I could remember who it was...



Bet I know.

(still waiting on a No32 scope tool, paid for over six months ago)

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 3:41:27 PM EDT
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