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The Care and Feeding of Old Soldiers

By Grandpa Mac

A few years back I was sitting in the shed with a rebarrelled Martini Enfield on the bench and a Parker Hale 5C target sight in my hand. I was trying to find a way of mounting the sight. It didn't look easy.


The Hastings, Napier and Taihape Deerstalkers branches had recently added an iron sight section to the inter-branch Tararua Shoot and I was keen to have a go. Eventually the penny dropped. Why not just find a Number 4 Lee Enfield that fitted the sight?


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