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Thread: Scpoing the SMLE

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    Scpoing the SMLE

    Who has one with a good scope setup.
    Mine is shooter grade so drilling and tapping is ok.
    I've looked at old threads but nothing has jumped out as solid to me.

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    Williams Gun Sight company sells a side mount plate that will fit the flat sided #4 style actions and there is another piece that fits the plate. Weaver may still sell a one piece base that fits on the charger guide and requires holes in the charger guide and front receiver ring. You can use either Weaver rings or Burris Zee rings that have the polymer inserts to prevent ring damage to the scope. And failing all that good old angle iron. Don't laugh as there are few threads showing how the angle iron was modified to fit on the #4 action body. Frank

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    S&K Scope Mounts makes "bolt on" bases for most of the SMLE patterns. Both of these replace the original rear sight with no alteration to the rifle. As the #1 has a barrel-mounted rear sight you will need an extended eye relief "scout" scope. I have used their bases on several of the #4 patterns and find them very satisfactory. Considering there is no alteration to the rifle, no machine work to be done, and the process can be reverted to original configuration, this may be your best bet.

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    Go to the SMLE Collector site to see some that work including one made of angle iron. IMHO the screw on mounts hold zero better than the clamp on. The Weaver uses a tip off mount and 22 rings and is not as sturdy as the side mount.

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    Here's the last one I did:

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    First I tried an S&K mount, because I've always had good luck with them, but then changed it out for an ATI because the method of attachment seemed more solid. On the rifle both look very similar. There is no drilling/tapping involved, the charger guide is used. I just checked and the ATI is available from Walmart for just under $35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Here's the last one I did:

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    First I tried an S&K mount, because I've always had good luck with them, but then changed it out for an ATI because the method of attachment seemed more solid. On the rifle both look very similar. There is no drilling/tapping involved, the charger guide is used. I just checked and the ATI is available from Walmart for just under $35.
    I was thinking of the ATI mount but wasn't sure of the solidness of the clamping. I don't like the IER scope setups and thanks for the replies everyone but I did state it was a SMLE not a #4. Der Gebirgsjager; if it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me. Thanks all!

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    I have used the Weaver TO-1 that fits the charger bridge and the receiver ring on several rifles with no problems, it will work on both the #1 and the #4. The rifle does have to be drilled and tapped. I added a piece to the butt stock similar to the sniper rifle.

    It does use tip-off rings but it has a stop crimped in the rail. On one I added a stop to place the scope for proper eye relief. Just buy a set of quality rings.

    I would just look at all options, not one size fits all and once those holes are bored, well you know. With a bit of tinkering and load work a good Enfield will do much better than most people think. Hope you find what works for you.

    Dave

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    Thanks, Dave.I'll check into that one also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Gebirgsjager View Post
    Here's the last one I did:

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    First I tried an S&K mount, because I've always had good luck with them, but then changed it out for an ATI because the method of attachment seemed more solid. On the rifle both look very similar. There is no drilling/tapping involved, the charger guide is used. I just checked and the ATI is available from Walmart for just under $35.
    This is the way to mount a scope on a #4 Mk1

    It is the easiest way and you can go back if you want to. Either S&K or ATI will do the same thing.

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