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Old 01-27-2013, 04:58 PM
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For all BSA Martini International fans, here are two photos of the Parker-Hale iron sights that I acquired with my Int'l mark IV, a couple of years ago in Virginia.
The rear sight is a PH 25E, with a (1st photo) Steward selective iris wheel & filter holder (London).
The front sight is the familiar PH1, for which I modified a light amber plastic front aperture insert. They have been a great set of iron sights for the mk IV.

* There are so few photos of Parker-Hale sights online - maybe a few of you would add some shots of yours . . .



Second photo shows the same P-H sights, but a recently identified P-H adjustable leaf iris & filter unit has found its way to the P-H 25E rear sight. The Steward wheel type iris is now detached, and sits at lower left, as a backup iris.



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Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 AM
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Thank you, Dave, for a great series of rare Parker-Hales!
You have a collection of truly classic early Parker-Hale sights. I will do some digging thru the HARC site in the UK to try to learn some more about them.
I hope that this post will inspire more P-H photo posts from our Martini colleagues.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:20 PM
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I have been using a PH 25-C on my MKIV but I started using this 25-B on my MKII, it was a little hard getting use to however.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:04 AM
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Left-handed Parker-Hales

Many thanks to our colleague Keeley for sending his photos of Left-Handed Parker-Hale sights, on BSA rifles, for posting.
These look like PH25 sights, models C to E. The front sight, below right, appears to be one of the PH1 variants made for the BSA International series.
Note the US-made Merit adjustable aperture disk, and the protectively shielded British selective aperture disk.



This PH25 has the US-made Merit #3 Master Disk, with adjustable aperture -


This PH25 has the more standard British selective aperture disk (JH Steward, London?) which is shielded to protect the shooters glasses -


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Can anyone tell me when the PH25C became available?
One Brit reference (if I read it right) seems to indicate it was with the intro of the BSA Martini MkIII Int. in early 1961 and has '8 clicks/inch' (1/8") adjustments for elev and windage.

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Old 09-04-2019, 08:56 PM
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My International mkII came with the PH 25B rear sight, 6 position adjustable aperature and PH1 Front sight with 7 inserts one of which is the yellow clear plastic. I was happy it still had the front insert holder firmly in place full of inserts.
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You are lucky, all I got was the base plate for the sight cup and one aperture insert for the front. But now I see what the others look like, dont see 7 though, what is missing?
I see online that the std set had the following (may have changed up over time?):
.060 and .100 blades
.060 plain disc 'blank'
.080, .100, .120 ring (apertures)
You have 5 rings, what size hole does the biggest have? With my eye my .120 is not big enough. I pretty much have to use the largest in my 17A's or I lose the bull.

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:15 AM
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I'm with rapidfire, can't see a one.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:05 AM
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The Parker Hale sights are a work of art .What is the going sale price for the PH25B and the PH I front sight ?
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:21 AM
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Ive was just seeing $200-$250ish last night for both but a lot depends on 1) condition and 2) with all the inserts for the front or ? and 3) which eyepiece is in the rear.
For instance, a J.H. Steward filter/diopter eyepiece can be another bunch o' bucks over the std PH 6 hole which is more than a plain one hole target eyepiece.
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:07 PM
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The sights are less and less available as they are being bought up by greedy and unscrupulous collectors for the last several years.

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The sights are less and less available as they are being bought up by greedy and unscrupulous collectors for the last several years.
You don't say? lol
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:11 PM
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